depression

Is 2020 the start of the decade we finally tame the black dog?

“black dog” noun – a metaphorical representation of melancholy or depression. I’ll be the first to say that we have come a very long way in the struggle to get mental health difficulties and disorders recognised in the workplace and…

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“Your past cannot survive in your presence” – Eckhart Tolle

This quote by one of the fathers of the modern day mindfulness movement is very simple and yet incredibly powerful and holds many layers to it. To say that “the past cannot survive” alludes to the possibility that we can…

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“Life is hard” – M. Scott Peck

In these, the very opening lines of one of the most classic books ever written on psychology, life and spiritual growth called The Road Less Travelled, M. Scott Peck rephrases Buddha and goes on to explain that by its very…

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Where I am doesn’t have to change in order for my emotional journey to begin…

Many of my clients find themselves “stuck” in a place that they don’t want to be in life. That “place” could be a mental or emotional place (like anxiety or depression) or an actual place – like a job they…

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Once more but with compassion!

A short article about learning to have self compassion when we keep falling down and realising that it is all part of learning and growth.

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“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it” – Mark Twain

It may not at first glance seem to be all that important to your mental and spiritual well-being but as Darren Hayes so aptly says in the famous Savage Garden song “I believe that forgiveness is the key to your…

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Antidepressants are drugs.

Disclaimer: Do not abruptly stop most psychiatric drugs! Most psychiatric drugs are far more dangerous to take than people realize, but they also can become dangerous when discontinued too abruptly. Most have addictive qualities and can produce withdrawal symptoms that…

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