1 Year After the Start of My Burnout: What Helped Me Heal and Which Insights I Take With Me

A year ago I was home from work for the first time, not knowing that I wouldn’t be going back for the next foreseeable future. I went into a darkness I hadn’t seen since my early twenties, but slowly climbed back out. Here’s how.

How to Find Your Creativity (Again)

When we go through our busy lives, it can be easy to lose track of our state of free-flowing creativity. Sometimes we only notice that it’s been gone when we catch a glimpse of it again…

Healthy Relationship Practices: Owning Your Sh*t

In any interaction, there is more than one party, and every party has their influence. In romantic relationships this is even more the case, yet we are often blinded by what we contribute to the funk we may get into at times…

How Do You Know You’re No Longer Depressed?

As the sun rises again, as the air gets warmer and the birds start chirping, I see how Spring has slowly unfurled itself over the frozen ground. Up pop the snowdrops, the crocuses. Out come the first blossoms. And on the ground I notice a dandelion, showing me that all my wishes are still there, intact, waiting for me to spring back to life and act.

Dealing With Depression: My Experience with and Thoughts on Medication

There are many different treatments for depression, mostly thanks to the fact that we still know little about how it actually functions. I’ve been using a classical natural remedy for a few weeks now and seem to be feeling better, but I have reservations about using medication, too.

Dealing with Depression: Good Days and Bad Days

My process has been one of ups and downs, like most processes are. During the ups, the downs seem so far away, and vice versa. Keeping the whole road in mind is helpful then.

Dealing with Depression: 13 Silver Linings

My depression is a really big, dark cloud with lots of rain that keeps pouring down. But from time to time, when the sun peaks through and at the right angle, there are some silver linings to be found…