Survivor Saturday ~ Helplines & Homepages to get you through holidays and other tough times

January 2019 I know Christmas is over but you might need help at all times of the year. That is why I post this one again in January. December 2016 Christmas is supposed to be a time of cheerfulness and happy experiences. The sad truth is though that, Christmas is a difficult time if you … Continue reading Survivor Saturday ~ Helplines & Homepages to get you through holidays and other tough times

Blast from the past: Notes from a Survivor

January 2019 It is nearly a year that I stopped working at the supermarket and while it was not a particularly auspicious decision for our finances it certainly is for my mental health. I did not enjoy Christmas 2018 particularly because of all the emphasis of buying more and more but I was fully, entirely … Continue reading Blast from the past: Notes from a Survivor

QUOTE of the Day ~ Dissociation

“Fear and anxiety affect decision making in the direction of more caution and risk aversion... Traumatized individuals pay more attention to cues of threat than other experiences, and they interpret ambiguous stimuli and situations as threatening (Eyesenck, 1992), leading to more fear-driven decisions. In people with a dissociative disorder, certain parts are compelled to focus … Continue reading QUOTE of the Day ~ Dissociation

How Music impacts these 14 Artist’s Mental Health

January 2019 No, it's not Monday but we are all still busy. So here a re-post from March 2018 March 2018 It is Monday, you are all busy so I just share an interesting video about music and mental health. Please enjoy: Cuppa Tea TV is an Irish organisation that promotes music in all its … Continue reading How Music impacts these 14 Artist’s Mental Health

Dark Tea Time of the Soul…

December 2018 This was first posted in July 2016. It is unedited and I left it in this raw form... July 2016 A cycle is over. I have been fairly happy for some time but as soon as I felt the need of a blogging break I knew what was coming. The long dark night … Continue reading Dark Tea Time of the Soul…

Vitamin D and Mental Health ~ Randi Fredricks, Ph.D on YouTube

December 2016 It's winter in the northern hemisphere and clinical as well as seasonal depression is more of a problem than usual. That is why I repost this entry to give some ideas on how you can boost your mood. May 2016 Last year I went to see my GP to ask her about the … Continue reading Vitamin D and Mental Health ~ Randi Fredricks, Ph.D on YouTube

I don’t give a FU..!

December 2018 I wasn't sure if I should re-post this one at its original date, or now in December. I decided to do it now because December is a time for so many when depression and suicidal thoughts take over and win. If you feel that there is no hope, please do not stay alone. … Continue reading I don’t give a FU..!

Why not just let go/ Warum nicht einfach gehen lassen

October 2018 This still affects me. I still look over my shoulders now and again and feel followed. I hope the person has moved on now... October 2011 Some of us left someone but that someone does not want to let go. They still email even though you have made pretty clear that you do … Continue reading Why not just let go/ Warum nicht einfach gehen lassen

The big four zero/ Die grosse Null nach der Vier

October 2018 The big five zero is rapidly approaching and I am still working on it. But I think I am getting there 🙂 May 2011 It is 7 months now that I hit the big four zero. I always thought I would enjoy it as you grow a bit more relaxed with a bit … Continue reading The big four zero/ Die grosse Null nach der Vier

The BIGGEST challenge I have yet to overcome

I have published this post for the first in March 2018. I am still working on the issue: In February I let you know how I had planned to develop more self-esteem in this post: How I am going to achieve more self-esteem. Turns out this is the BIGGEST challenge I have yet to overcome. I've … Continue reading The BIGGEST challenge I have yet to overcome