Tag: depression

  • Break the stigma

    Break the stigma

    We dehumanise the human when we label their emotional experience as an illness. The moment we attach a label to a life experience, we focus on the label and discard the merits of the experience. We make people invisible when we deny the reality of their experience by suggesting that there is something clinically wrong […]

  • Always hope

    Always hope

    When we focus on the struggles of our lives, we feel defeated. When we focus on the growth, we feel empowered to overcome future obstacles. But we’re human. We doubt ourselves and sometimes we feel entitled to peace. In the process, we create self-fulfilling prophecies by growing despondent when things go wrong, rather than looking […]

  • The ultimate rebellion

    The ultimate rebellion

    Living romantically, despite the horrors of life, is the ultimate protest It’s the obstinate rebellion against those who wish to rage, because they have no peace to give It is the cry of the lover for his beloved The anguished heart searching for peace The lonely soul searching for home To see beauty when surrounded […]

  • Reconnect with your innate wisdom

    Reconnect with your innate wisdom

    We all have an innate wisdom that we lose sight of as the distractions of life accumulate. When we go out in search of answers and adopt methods that worked for someone else, we further distance ourselves from that innate wisdom. This distancing that occurs undermines our authenticity, and leaves us feeling at odds with […]

  • Depression is not an illness

    Depression is not an illness

    I realise that this is a highly contentious point. But we must recognise the elephant in the room before we are able to deal with it. The myth that depression is an illness causes more harm than the good it’s intended to achieve. Depression is the absence of hope. Preceding that is the saturation of […]

  • Silent Protest

    Silent Protest

                      A protest that cannot be articulated, is a protest spawned by futility, to feed futility.                 My contempt for what I am presented with is rarely expressed plainly. My reservations to express at all is grounded in years of […]

  • The impossible dream

    The impossible dream

    When home is elusive, the world feels ominous. A journey to a place you’ve never been holds the promise of peace, despite never having known what peace feels like. It’s a cry of the soul, in tones and words that no one seems to understand. But you keep crying, and you keep trying, because something […]

  • Need help to de-stress?

    Need help to de-stress?

    We all need different things at different times in life. It’s part of the growth cycle. From beginning to realise what we’re really dealing with, to finding ways to cope with it, to choosing to rise above it, and finally, to no longer be defined by what was once weighing us down. These are important […]