Welcome to Through Darkness in Daylight! I'm glad you found it,

This blog carries the message of hope. Hope to evolve, to be a better version of ourselves, to go through darkness and get back on the other side, to get to live a joyful and fulfilled life.

If you find yourself struggling with depression or know somebody who is, or if you want to understand it better, this blog is for you.

If you want to know what it takes to accept pain and fear and uncover the ever so present love, this blog is for you.

If you want your soul to expand into the connectedness and authenticity that is deep within you, this blog is for you.

When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness.
- Anaïs Nin

I have created this blog a very long time ago.

First, it was just an idea. At the time I was sick, my illness overtook me, but I knew it was a good idea, some that could send a message for connection, acceptance, and inspiration, and yet I was not healthy enough to make it happen.

I am grateful that I am finally able to tell my story.

I am also grateful and excited to get to know you, dear reader, and I hope that my writing will inspire you.

With love,

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Hello there,

I'm Iva, and here's a little about me.

At the age of 18 I moved from Czech Republic to find the answers to the questions "Who am I?" "Why am I here?" and "What shall I do?". 

I moved to Great Britain. I studied art and travelled around Europe. 

I made friends and lost them.

I applied to Universities. I wanted to study fine art or fine art photography. I wasn't sure. 

Before I could decide depression struck me and obliterated my life for over 7 years.

Now, I live in Portugal, supported by my partner my two cats and dogs, sharing my stories with honesty and compassion.

Are you still here? Go explore!

Some of my favourite articles:
In my brokenness I write.
How to help someone close who is going trough depression in 3 simple steps.
Self-compassion: How to be more loving and authentic
Emotions: All you need to know and how to use them in your favor