Feeling grateful while experiencing depression is tough, no kidding!
Finding things to be grateful for, while your life seems to be pointless and every cell in your body vibrates with either pain, fatigue or both, does not seem a natural or even a reasonable thing to do.
What is there to be grateful for? “I will be grateful when I get better!” Now, this thought resonates pretty well with the left brain’s logic, right?
So, why is it then, if we drop our attention deep within and keep quiet enough to listen to our hearts and souls, we would hear their whispers of despair: “But I want and need to be filled with gratitude! I am starved emotionally and spiritually without it! Please, help me to feel it!”
It is hard to feel… and yet it is needed to heal, to thrive, to experience life fully…. Continue Reading »
Often depression makes you feel empty, lonely and indifferent.
What can you do to begin to feel the vibration of love through you and all around you once again?
Well, let me reveal you a huge secret that took me years of depression to figure out:
your kind and loving heart is still intact!
It did not stop beating, get depressed or somehow stop working properly. It is still there: a generous, warm and ever so full of love heart!
Your depression somehow interrupted the connection between your heart and your brain, so that your brain can feed you the lies all days long. You get thoughts: thoughts that you don’t care anymore and no one else cares; thoughts that the world can happily exist without you and you can exist without anyone else too… Those venomous thoughts (as I can remember) are plentiful and never ending.
Do you have to believe those thoughts? Do you have to accept them as absolute truth, especially since they have originated in your own brain? Do you need to allow those thoughts to rule your life? Continue Reading »
I woke up full of energy on a sunny Monday morning ready to start a new week and tick a few items off my ‘To do’ list. Everything was as usual: hectic pre-school ceremony to get my daughter ready for school, my winter morning ritual of caffeinating myself and getting into a warm pair of pants ready to heat the seat of my car…
In short, everything was normal…
Except… Continue Reading »
Depression is an interesting phenomenon. It can rot you from the inside out, while making you believe that it is the outside world that is making you sick.
Sometimes it contaminates your thoughts with a sad and extremely painful “discovery”: ‘Nobody cares about me…’
Then your brain reacts to this thought.
Imagine your confused brain trying to rapidly figure out what action to take after this ‘no one cares’ statement:
‘Should I get angry?’, ‘What can I do to make them care?’, ‘Am I worthless?’, etc. etc.
The possibilities of what can emerge out of this torturing thought activity are endless. Continue Reading »