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 →

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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 →

Weekly photo challenge: Happy

I have been following the weekly photo challenges of The Daily Post at WordPress for a while now. Until now I didn't engage in any of the challenges. But this weeks photo challenge couldn't have come at a better time. So I'm going to plunge in and take part in this challenge. The challenge: We’ve... 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 →

You travel alone?!? WHY?!?

I have never understood the reactions I get when people learn that I travel on my own! People are either too flabbergasted to react at all other than maybe "Really? You travel alone?!?". Or they come up with the mind-blowing statements, "Wow, you travel alone, you're so brave?!?" and the "Oh, I could never do... Continue Reading →

How I am going to do it!

Earlier this week, I was wondering how to find the time, energy and discipline to do it all! For this weekend, I have decided to focus on the things I love. Things I love, and am going to do this weekend! cook a home-made meal every evening (tomorrow: lemon-grass chili noodles and chicken) visiting the... 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 →

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