• Stories of my life

    The Weekly Log: a ritual for looking at the week that was

    I found Havi’s blog in September 2010. That’s when I first came across her practice of “looking at the week that was and taking stock”. Four years later, I am ready to start my own. Let’s pause for a minute to take in the enormity of this. After four years of wanting to start a regular practice of “looking at the week that was”, I am now able to do it. Four years! FOUR YEARS!!! As a “recovery depressed” I have issues with the whole “passing of time” thing You know, when you wake up one fine morning and you realise that “sh!t, December is next month! A whole year…

  • Help in a crisis

    Dooming and Un-dooming

    I have a special knack for “dooming” You know “dooming”, right? It’s when you go: “OMG! This is it, this is the end of everything! Now I’ve done it, I’ve ruined everything and I’ll be forever a failure and a loser! DOOM! DOOM!!!” Yep. Dooming. “But that’s terrible”, I hear you say. Well… Perhaps it’s all a matter of changing the “filter” through which we see things. True, dooming can be… overwhelming. Making a small thing into “the end of everything”? Kind of extreme. And yet, I’ve come to realise that we do need a bit of “dooming”. We just need to doom “mindfully”. Hear me out I have been…