Life Will Break You

Life Breaks Us All

Life will break you. It’s not because you have done anything wrong, it’s because that’s what life does. It breaks us over and over, so that we may awaken. Of course we don’t like it. In fact, if we didn’t fight it, the process wouldn’t work: it’s the struggle that leads to the breakthrough. That’sRead more

rain

Falling Apart on Purpose

After a couple of days of falling apart on and off, I decided it was time to do it properly. And fall apart on purpose. I tidied the room (read: floor), filled a cup with water and grabbed dirty shirt to collect my tears (I knew I was gonna cry). I turned off the lights,Read more

“I get it” – Encouraging words to stay on the path

I wrote this while I was in pain. Perhaps trying to encourage myself and a potential reader, to keep going, to stay on the path. Because, baby, when the pain strikes, and you’ve been in pain seemingly forever, you feel like giving up for good. Here it is. I get it. I get how whenRead more

Depression and suicide

Jumbled Thoughts on Depression and Suicide: How to help

The topic of depression and suicide has been in my mind since the death of Robin Williams’ two days ago. These are my thoughts. They are slightly jumbled, because this is an extremely triggering topic for me. All in all, I think I did quite well. Caveats! * I will be writing about depression andRead more

You have a reason

You Have a Reason to be Depressed

You have a most excellent reason. In fact, you probably have a whole lot of excellent reasons. YOU HAVE A REASON TO BE DEPRESSED It doesn’t matter if you’re famous. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich. It doesn’t matter if you’re best pals with Oprah, and you two spend every Sunday in the Seychelles sippingRead more