Category Archives: Life’s issues

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.


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Do life, nevertheless

13 March

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In an article for Psychology Today, dr Jeffrey Bernstein mentions the effectiveness of the simple word ‘nevertheless’ on how we perceive our circumstances.

It gives a whole new meaning to the idea of  ‘looking on the bright side’.

Bernstein encourages us to get up when we fall and think differently about how we deal with life. We may have fallen down, but NEVERTHELESS we can get up. We still have some energy and two legs to stand upon. We can still do battle.

Sometimes we are looking at our lives as this enormous mountain that we must climb and, yes, for some people life can indeed be daunting. Life is NEVER really easy and, you can admit this, even for those of us who seem to have it all under control, simply doing life can become too much.

The thing is that those people who seem to have all their ducks in a row are the people that fight every single day to survive. They accept the challenge and encourage themselves to get up and get going, despite the challenges that life throws at them.

They are the ‘nevertheless-people’. They may feel afraid at facing some daunting task, nevertheless they stand firm and get it done.

When you are camped at the foot of mount Everest you have a choice, either you start climbing or you back off. You have to weigh the choices: when you make it to the summit, you get the prize. It will be extremely hard, you may even die, but you need to ask yourself if you are prepared to take the risk and be a winner, a survivor. You may feel weak from the high altitude, hungry for some ‘real’ food, freezing in the cold, but NEVERTHELESS you will get your backpack and your ropes and start clawing your way upward.

In life we rarely have such a clear cut choice. Our days are filled with inevitabilities, things you never expected to happen, yet are faced with. Yes, Everest comes to most of us on a daily basis.

You have a choice, are you going to allow circumstances to discourage you or are you going to say: “I don’t have the strength for this, NEVERTHELESS I will face it.” You may surprise yourself and find that, through your persistence, you have gained strength and wisdom.

Don’t underestimate your own strength and ability to push forward. The only people left behind are those who never want to get up in the first place.




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