Author Archives: Sharon Halliday Hattingh

About Sharon Halliday Hattingh

NOTE: THIS BLOG IS A HODGE-PODGE OF STUFF. I STARTED IT AS A DIARY, BUT IT INCLUDES MY READING LISTS, THOUGHTS WHILE DOING BIBLE STUDY, THINGS THAT I FANCY AND NOTES TO MYSELF...LEST I FORGET SOMETHING. THE IDEAS AND THOUGHTS EXPRESSED IS NOT MEANT TO OFFEND ANYONE, BUT A GIRL HAS TO HAVE A PLACE TO HAVE HER SAY, DON'T YOU AGREE! HERE'S A BRIEF 'HISTORY' - married since 1988, stay-at-home mom of 3, graduated cum laude from Calvary University, degree in Counselling, registered Ethnohealth Practitioner Interested in psychology, parapsychology, psychic phenomena, religion, sociology, pathology Read novels by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Joe Hill, Jonathan Kellerman, Nelson De Mille, Robin Cooke, Henry Denker, Peter James, Isaac Asimov, Barbara Erskine, Robert Heinlein, Clive Barker, Tolkien, Shakespeare etc., etc. Love horror movies (NOT slasher flicks, unless its Halloween!) Fav actor is Harrison Ford Fav movie is Amadeus (with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy at its heels) Loves all music, especially classics by Wagner, Mozart, Verdi, Orff and Tschaikovsky (music is the rhythm of life) Basically I'm just someone, living my life to the best of my abilities, enjoying each moment that God presents to me with passion and gratitude. Life is such a blessing, but we often forget that the hardships and challenges are the stepping stones we have to climb, bump against or fall over before we can truly find peace within our own souls. And no, I am NOT a philosopher OR a psycho, it took me 40 years to understand that happiness comes from inside ourselves and it is our responsibility to seek it.

Depression feels like….

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If you live in South Africa and urgently needs support for anxiety ir depression, call 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312 to reach the SA Depression and Anxiety Group. You are also welcome to send me a DM if you need to talk. I am a qualified counselor. Reposted from @projecturok – Depression can feel like… 🎨: @bymariandrew Know that you are not alone and if you need help, text UROK to 741741 @CrisisTextLine . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthresource #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthsupport #endthestigma #breakthestigma #stopthestigma #storiesbreakstigma #fightthestigma #stigmafree #urok #resilience #alwayskeepfighting #recoveryisworthit #recoveryispossible #recovery #keepmovingforward #dontgiveup #itsokaytonotbeokay #youarenotalone – #regrann

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What anxiety really feels like

Anxiety is tough, tells us so many stories and has many physical symptoms.

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Who do you want to be in the new year?

Accomplishments are great! What helps you achieve everything is who you ARE. Instead of focusing on New Years Resolutions (which are generally ineffective and arbitrary with no plan and little chance of succeeding), focus your attention on becoming the person you most want to be. You can begin your journey TODAY by being clear about who you are, who you want to be, and how you want to feel. You can start now because the journey is too amazing to wait a random day for. Breaking News: January 1 is just another ordinary Tuesday.
The accomplishments will come – and will be a joyful and easy byproduct of your work on yourself. I guarantee it. Questions to reflect on:

  1. How do I want to feel inside?
  2. How would I achieve better/more if I work on who I am at my core?
  3. What aspects of myself hold me back from having the life I most want?
  4. What traits of successful people would I like to inhabit?
  5. What is my process to learn to inhabit these traits?
  6. What aspects of myself have I always wanted to address, but didn’t? Why?

Start here and you WILL achieve everything you want to. It won’t be an uphill slog, like resolutions can be. It’ll be easy, you’ll be excited, and so focused on your *being* that the *doing* will just happen and will be fun.


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Life of an empath

An empath is someone who has the capacity to feel what other people are feeling—sometimes to such an extent that it actually can be hard to discern other people’s emotions from their own. Empaths can also absorb emotions and energy from others subconsciously.


Video source: @4biddenknowledge on Instagram.