Why letting go of control feels like dying but can save your life

15 May 2016

Why letting go of control feels like dying but can save your life

Control is a fundamental part of life.

Our body is an exquisite mechanism. Our lungs expand, our heart is beating, the digestive system is feeding our body, all the organs are working in a symphony to create an orchestra of a living being.

10 things to avoid while recovering from depression [+ free printable worksheet]

10 April 2016


I'm still depressed more than I'd like to admit. The small stressors of life can easily swallow me up, and the depressed side of me is fast to react.

I repeatedly stop doing the very things that can help me, and I end up doing the things that perpetuate and worsen my symptoms.

In the grip of the ocean

23 March 2016

In the grip of the ocean

You were not born like this. You were not born short of breath, terrified and overwhelmed.

You were not born with the thoughts of self-loathing and with your achy heart throbbing in the confining cage you've locked yourself into.

How to get and stay emotionally connected

12 March 2016

Purple flower with a ladybird

We all want to feel loved, understood, and accepted as we are. Feeling connected makes us feel fulfilled and happy.

It is no secret that social bonds are fundamental to our well-being whether physical or mental.

58 potential triggers of depression [+ printable checklist]

4 March 2016

Flower-Aaron Burden

Depression is crippling and pervasive and according to Professor Robert Sapolsky, it is the worst most damaging disease you can experience.

The major problem with understanding and treating depression is its complexity.

Why practicing gratitude the wrong way makes your life miserable

24 February 2016

Why practicing gratitude the wrong way makes your life miserable

I am torn here.

It seems that gratitude is the new hip great way to go, just like meditation and mindfulness, although it's not so new anymore, it's been here for few years now.

I love the feeling of gratitude. Everything is just right. There is nothing more you want or could want or need. The moment when you feel grateful is perfect as is, and there really is not a lot of feelings that can beat this one in its profoundness.

I can see why we would want to feel more of gratitude.

Gratitude can change our life in unimaginable ways. And science totally backs it up.

But!