The Depression Diary: One Year Later: looking back

This is the end of the Depression Diary. It’s time to celebrate! Thank you all for your support, love, commitment and feedback. I couldn’t have done it without you. This is it. July, 2017 A lot of people around me often don’t understand why I wake up tired. Or why I don’t enjoy the things…

Mental Health Month: PTSD, the hidden mental illness.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health problem, treated and classified as an anxiety disorder. This condition can develop after a very stressful, frightening, traumatic or distressing event or experience. It’s often the case that it take’s someone with PTSD a lot of time to figure out what’s wrong with them. Most people still…

Wednesday motivation: Pets and Children♥

As soon as I could crawl, I started to crawl towards horses. As soon as I could talk, I started talking about dogs. And then cats, birds, rabbits. Obviously, I wanted a pet! A house full of them! Unfortunately for me, my parents did not agree. They didn’t really know what to do with me,…

Looking for the best therapy? I’ve found it!

To me, reading this article wasn’t really an eye-opener for me. Because I already knew! I’ve been working with horses my whole life and when I was diagnosed with medical depression I pretty soon figured out that riding my horses did benefit my mental health. There’s just something about going on an adventure on a…

‘Your daughter doesn’t owe anyone a hug’

‘Go give your auntie a hug’, ‘Say thanks to your sister, give her a little kiss!’ I can’t count how many times I’ve heard these words during the holidays as a child. And I never understood them. Why should I suddenly start hugging everyone? I don’t feel like it, everything is overwhelming enough already. Some…

How Society kills our Creativity (a short film)

I personally love short-films. They tend to represent our thoughts and feelings a bit better than stories written on paper. Animators in Madrid thought the same thing, and created this short film about how modern society is killing our creativity before we’re even adults.   Enjoy and share with others ♥   Love, Zoë