A while ago I wrote about self-compassion and also about the inner critic. These themes play in my mind a lot and I took a deeper dive. So today I’ll elaborate on these previous posts. Compassion is a recognition of and engagement with suffering, together with a commitment to alleviate or to prevent it. … Continue reading Self-compassion in recovery from depression.
What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is not very different of feeling compassion towards others. Dr Kristin Neff  describes its components. 1. Recognizing suffering. First you need to recognize suffering. This first step is quite difficult for me as I was raised to ‘work through it’ and to ‘keep my chin up’. The question I … Continue reading What is self-compassion?
As you all know by now I do like dogs. I adore them and wanted one for a long long time. As my life takes some interesting turns, I’ll finally get the opportunity to get one. Why a rescue dog? Because I can’t get behind breeding dogs for pure fun or profits while so many … Continue reading How I found my dream … dog.
1. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, you are. There is nothing left to do than to rest. To let the mind rest you need to unwind the mind. Dopamine needs to go down. 2. Don’t go looking for yourself, you are already here. I know it may be so tempting to search from (some) answers … Continue reading 8 things I’ve learned from my mental illness.
Hello dear readers of my blog. Today is almost the very last day of 2019 and we are ready (or not) to jump into a new decade. 2020. First of all I wish you all the very best for the New Year and of course a lot of blogging fun! Secondly, on a … Continue reading ‘Hangxiety’ or how NOT to start 2020!