On Passion, Principles and Changing the World

Last weekend, I met a very interesting guy, a philosopher. We connected over a few beers in the pub, and when I walked him home, he offered me another drink at his place. There, we talked the night away. Or should I say, he talked the night away and I listened (mostly). Which I might... Continue Reading →

How a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome became my source of inspiration.

About a year ago I started this blog for a few reasons. After a long battle with depression, I finally was forced to face my demons during a year of intensive therapy. I rediscovered myself, my feelings, my creativity and how much fun life can be. At the end of my therapy, I decided to... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

This week's photo challenge from the Daily Post inspired me to write about the loves of my life. Love comes in many different shapes; from people to animals, from old to new, from far away to close by. Love is always around, but most appreciated in difficult times. For me, it took battling a depression... Continue Reading →

Things I wish I were able to tell my younger self

If only I were able to travel back in time, I would whisper to the little child in me: "No worries, everything will be fine! You know, when your parents send you to your room, it's not because they don't love you anymore. It just means you have been naughty and deserve a time out.... Continue Reading →

Cherishing the darkest times in my life

Fighting with yourself is a battle you can never win For a large part of my life, I've been fighting depression, struggling with insecurities and worrying about fitting in.To be honest, I've been in denial and fighting against myself since puberty. Last year, I hid rock bottom. I was so tired of fighting, I gave... Continue Reading →

Happiness Project: do or don’t?

Okay, it's time for me to be brutally honest on this blog! I am a depression survivor, but struggling to keep up the good work! Homebound More than a year ago, after battling chronic depression for years, I became housebound, on sick-leave from work. I was suffering full-blown panic attacks and depressive episodes. It was... Continue Reading →

The power of positive quotes!

In my darkest hours, battling depression, I craved reading optimistic quotes on Facebook and Pinterest. It helped me to focus on positive thoughts and to realise that more people are fighting and winning the same kind of battles as I was. And even now that I have recovered from my depression, on though days I... Continue Reading →

Sometimes it’s so hard…

...to remember to bring your own sunshine and be happy! I'm recovering from a (chronic) depression. Last year I was in intensive group therapy for 10 months and I am proud to say that I've beaten this awful disease. Since this week I have been working fulltime again and most of the time I feel... Continue Reading →

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