Depression

When good changes stir up difficult feelings

We all go through adjustments and transitions in our live and are constantly adapting to these changes. Some of these changes we expect to find stressful. Going through a relationship break-up, experiencing the death of someone close to us or losing our job are examples of difficult changes we encounter at different points in lives,… Continue reading When good changes stir up difficult feelings

Anxiety · Depression

Life is hell and then you die!

Living with depression and anxiety If you’ve ever felt like this for a prolonged period then you will have experienced the debilitating dark stuck place of depression and/or anxiety. This is a place where a person cannot either stimulate themselves to an up-beat sense of well-being or self-sooth and dampen down from a heightened over… Continue reading Life is hell and then you die!

Addiction(s) · Alcoholism · Anger · Depression · Drugs · Eating disorders · Food addiction

Identifying toxic shame – a step towards healing

Toxic shame has been associated with depression, addiction, suicide, aggression, bullying and eating disorders. What is shame? It is normal to have a level of shame. It can help us to keep a good conscience and to be more socially sensitive. However when someone experiences toxic shame they believe that they are unworthy of love,… Continue reading Identifying toxic shame – a step towards healing

Depression · Low self-esteem

What is self esteem and how do I get it?

Self Esteem You can’t touch it, but it affects how you feel. You can’t see it but it’s there when you look at yourself in the mirror. You can’t hear it, but it’s there every time you talk about yourself. Self esteem is how much you value yourself and how important you think you are.… Continue reading What is self esteem and how do I get it?

Depression

Overcoming depression. When we start saying yes to ourselves.

Current thinking leans to the belief that depression starts off as an adaptive response to protect ourselves from a situation which isn’t right for us or is hurting us in some way. From losing someone we love, to circumstances we feel we can’t get out of, losing a job or sense of identity, feeling our… Continue reading Overcoming depression. When we start saying yes to ourselves.