Lies My Depression Tells Me

When I’m in the depth of depression, I get thoughts that are, at other times, completely alien to me. They don’t make sense, intellectually, and yet they feel completely true and convincing. Here’s a glimpse of the kind of thoughts that go through my mind at that time…

Dealing With Depression: When ‘Doing’ Doesn’t Do it Anymore

I’ve been trying to deal with my state of mind for a few months now, but somehow my brain seems to be immune to my efforts. If there is little I can ‘do’, what other options do I have?

Living on Adrenaline

Adrenaline is a hormone that can give us access to our reserves of energy in emergency situations. Yet, when most of our lives end up feeling like an emergency, those reserves get depleted and the adrenaline becomes addictive.

The Horror of Uncertainty (and its Hidden Invitation)

We often think we have a pretty good idea of the future ahead based on our experiences of the past. But sometimes, that future becomes really unclear. How does that make us feel? And how can we respond?

What Stops Us From Taking Care of Ourselves? (And What Happens When We Don’t?)

When have you worked enough? When have you ‘earned’ the right to take some rest? Are you weak if you just can’t manage to keep up with the day-to-day rhythm? I was forced to look at some of these questions, through my own very personal lens.

Oh My God! It’s a Dragon!

Dragons have always fascinated me. I grew up celebrating Michaelmas ever year, and still do at my children’s school, but last year I also formed a personal connection to the idea of dragons and found out what they could mean for me.

Dealing With Your (Self-)Destructive Tendencies

Over time, I’ve come to recognise some of the signs that precede depression. Last week I noticed myself feeling angry, a lot, for seemingly no reason. My therapy session yesterday helped uncover a bit of what was underneath.