Everything I Never Told You

There are people who’ve been through extreme difficulties in their life that will probably tell you something like: “I’m saying this to you now because I know what it’s like. It’s really important that you catch yourself before you fall.” I’d say that it’s actually important that you let yourself fall. After I came to terms with my … Read moreEverything I Never Told You

Ideology

Sebastian Blood said: “Most believe there are two types of people who go into a crucible. The ones who become stronger from the experience and survive it, and the ones who die. But there’s a third type. The ones who learn to love the fire and choose to stay in their crucible because it’s easier to … Read moreIdeology

Acceptance

Nathaniel Branden once said: “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” What really, really started to derail me was my own mind after my traumatic experience about a month ago. My mind became the ultimate prison, and that’s the hardest prison to break free from. I’ve put off writing this … Read moreAcceptance

The Power of Applying Ahimsa to Daily Life

The fundamental nature of happiness and our relationship between our inner world and the external world most often intertwine. Without realizing it, our happiness is often governed by the external world. For example, if someone frowns at us, honks a horn at us, calls us crazy, disagrees with with some of our viewpoints or thinks … Read moreThe Power of Applying Ahimsa to Daily Life

The Power of Positive Statements: Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude

Over the years, our life experiences shape the way we see things in the world. Our life experiences also change the way we respond to difficult situations. We may find that we’ve picked up a few unhealthy habits that can negatively impact our lives and the state of our mental health. Have you had any … Read moreThe Power of Positive Statements: Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude

The Comorbidity of Hallucinations & Grief

Hallucinations are often brought up in conversations that have to do with serious mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia (and other illnesses that I won’t try naming). Rarely, though, do I see people discussing hallucinations as an extension of the grieving process, so I thought that this would make an interesting article. I’m a huge fan … Read moreThe Comorbidity of Hallucinations & Grief

Leadership: The Things We Leave Behind

“Who am I?” That’s a question most of us struggle with for years. We’re molded into the fighters of tomorrow based on the battles of today; that’s something I’ve learned over the years and I learned it the hard way. Let’s steer this in a slightly different direction for a bit. The key to leadership … Read moreLeadership: The Things We Leave Behind

The Leap

I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy. – Jessica Lange Every writer can point to that one piece of writing that changed everything. For me, it was a piece titled: Safety. What is “Safety” about? Here’s a snippet: “One of the most important things that my current therapist … Read moreThe Leap

Depression – soon you might be an old friend.

Originally posted on HonestK

Guess who’s back, back again, Kirsty’s back, tell a friend.

This is quite a bizarre feeling, I didn’t even realise it until a few weeks ago, but I feel ‘fine’. Not sure if ‘fine’ cuts it, I feel ‘great’ – Tony the tiger great.

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For someone diagnosed with depression, who monitored her every feeling for fear falling back into the ‘darkness’ I sure did miss the turning point in my mental health, much like failing to see the dark path into depression. But I think, think, there’s light ahead, I’m pretty sure I see a flicker of hope and normality, in the not too far future. 

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