I ordered this book thinking that it was really written for me. I struggled with self-care and ran out of ideas what to do when I needed my ‘down-time’. Plus extra options are always welcome. Find The more of less definitive guide to self-care on Goodreads. Image from Goodreads. First of all, this book looks … Continue reading Review ‘The *more or less* definitive guide to self-care. (Anna Borges).
That’s what I thought last year, when I made an attempt to sit still on my mat. It was supposed to help me with my depression. And it didn’t. What now? As I explained in a previous post, there is a difference between alone-less-ness and solitude. As my mind became more quiet with the help … Continue reading Meditation, you’re doing it wrong!
Approximately a year ago I wrote one of my first posts on this blog. I plan to revisit some oldies and shed my light on them from the present moment. Just to see how far I’ve come already. I started this blog as a personal outlet of thoughts, worries and emotions. One of the first … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Depression and self-care.
When my doctor told me to work out and to become more active, I rebelled in a manner as a teenager would do. I feel bad and I definitely don’t feel like moving! I knew about studies that have ‘proven’ that exercise is beneficial for depression. Before my illness I used to be pretty active … Continue reading “Why do you work out? For my brain, Sir.”
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.