Do you need help sorting out thoughts and feeling, have you tried journaling? Like all new techniques if you’ve not tried it before journaling might seem a bit odd at first, a bit strained, but like all new things, it’s just a case of getting started. I have not always been one for writing, I … More How writing helps me on my journey
Many would agree that in order to maintain a relationship there is usually an expectation of a ‘give and take’ balance, a kind of unwritten contract that I am there for you and you are there for me. It’s natural that the friendship weighing-scales sway a little to either side at varying times but if it … More Needs and expectations, giving and taking
What is it really thats going on when friends (or family) don’t don’t show up at the tough times? When tough times come up in someone’s life the needs of that person tend to grow – a lot. Tough times don’t either have a time limit, they can be recurring over a long period, getting … More Hard times reveal your true friends
It starts as a heavy feeling somewhere around my heart. Warm and fuzzy but in an unpleasant way, hazy and kind of empty. My facial expressions quickly become less responsive, a heaviness around my cheeks and mouth make smiling an effortful and unnatural task. Fear quickly emerges; while my brain encourages me to keep going, … More The Root of Depression
This evening I’m feeling lonely, can I be friends with that feeling? I have been delving into the depths of my loneliness this summer, feeling the intense pain it brings. The reactions in my psyke and my body have been quite awe-inspiring, but in a very unpleasant kind of way. Two years ago I dared … More Can I be friends with my loneliness?