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…

The Depression Diary: My soul has left the building.

February 2016 After months of trying to make it through each day, trying to leave my thoughts and feelings of sadness behind me, I am finally free. I don’t feel a thing anymore. It started two months ago, now I seriously don’t feel anything, like there’s no emotions left inside of me. No more pain,…

Mental Health Month: Awareness will set you free

In my case, talking about mental illnesses and spreading the word was the one thing left that kept me from climbing and crawling out of my depression. It really hurt me that people didn’t seem to know how to respond to someone who’s suffering from a mental illness. It hurt me even more to realize…

Mental Health Month: How to deal with a narcissist

I’ve had my share in life, encountering a narcissists twice and learning how to leave such a toxic relationship. It can be scary, since it’s never easy to end a relationship, let alone one you don’t feel safe in. Hopefully these infographic pictures and other material will help you find a way to stand up…

May is for Mental Awareness

Most of you already know my story. So I’d like to take this moment, to thank all the wonderful people in my life that chose to stick by me when I was not the easiest person to be around. This is a small token of my appreciation, sharing everything that could be helpful to understand…

Highly Sensitive Pip

So, this is not your typical ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ column. It’s about a Highly Sensitive Dog named Pip. I’ve always been a big fan, or admirer, of dogs. Unfortunately my parents were not, so I ended up having rabbits that pretty much could pass for dogs because of their behavior towards me. When I was…

Living with C-PTSD following an abusive relationship

Having (or should I say ‘surviving’) an abusive relationship isn’t something that people like to discuss. Just like nobody talks about rebuilding their life after escaping such a relationship. But it is really important! When I finally escaped the abusive relationship I was in, I didn’t feel the need to talk about it at first….