Posts tagged Depression
Qs I ask myself when I feel down

At the start of my third year of university, I found myself - both literally and metaphorically - on the floor of the psychiatric wing of my local hospital. I was given multiple labels, handed a prescription for an antidepressant and after a few days sent home to rest. I respected the doctor’s expertise but there was something inside that resisted the things he claimed. Was I really mentally ill? Would a pill really help? I wasn't so sure... 

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Why My Lows Aren't As Low Anymore

At the end of August my entire world fell apart. Not like kinda fell apart. Like, really fell apart. Everything felt uncertain and heavy - it was as if the universe was pulling all its stops to test me. Had the events of August happened three years earlier I would have probably landed back in the hospital. I would have probably been prescribed an anti-depressant. I would have probably thought there was no reason to go on - but instead I was smiling, making plans, journalling, drinking tea, thinking: this doesn't hurt the way it use to. Here are some reasons I think this might be.

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How I Found My Purpose

Three months ago I was going through a particularly tough time. I was unmotivated, and completely uninspired. I was sad that I wasn’t living up to who I thought I should be and that I had moved back to a hometown I swore I'd never return to. I felt lost believing I wasn't "cut out" for the job I studied six (6!) years for and afraid over the thought of needing to create a new plan; one that somehow related to my field of study because of all the years I spent studying it.

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Let's talk FEAR and how you can overcome it

Happy Halloween! I'm writing this post from my bed, and I may or may not be wearing vampire teeth... and listening to a fun Halloween playlist I found on YouTube. Halloween has always been one of my favourite times of the year. I love getting into the spirit of things! The scarier, the better. Witch (hehe), is not typical of me. AT ALL. Outside of Halloween, I hate being scared. I like my world safe, and I do whatever I can to make sure it stays that way...

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THE DIARY OF AN EMPATH (the meaning behind the name)

"The Diary of an Empath" has been taking up residence in my head for over three years. But when it came time to buy the domain and commit to it, I panicked. Labels are limiting and I hesitated at the thought of creating a space that would place people in a metaphorical box. I didn't want to proclaim that I knew everything about what it means to be an empath (because I don't) or suggest there was only one way of living that was right for people with empathetic tendencies. 

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