• Help in a crisis,  My Thoughts on the World,  Working with Stuff

    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 and suicide, and what people can do to help those with depression. That’s the angle. If you are triggered by these topics, proceed with caution. * As always, all my knowledge is derived from personal experience. Especially on the topics of depression and suicide. I don’t claim to know what works for everyone, forever, but this…

  • Stuff you can try

    What is “emotionally true” may not be “mentally true”

    I had this realisation the other day… Fancy that! I believe I can explain this better by sharing with you an excerpt from a conversation Imo (my imaginary friend) and I had some time ago… Imo, please take the floor. Imo: I believe the conversation went like this… You were telling me about how it’s annoying when you can’t stop yourself from smiling at the sight of an attractive man, and I asked why it was so annoying… Mary: Because then they can tell I like them and everything goes downhill after that. Imo: Why… Mary: Because I don’t have a chance in Hell with any of them, that’s why!…

  • Live under the New Rules

    This Russell Brand Revolution

    Russell Brand has come out in favour of a Revolution. And the world seems to be paying attention. Mostly because it’s Russell Brand. I want to explain what Brand means when he talks about this “revolution of consciousness” because he’s being a bit naughty (ha!) and not telling you anything about how to get there. This “revolution of consciousness”? You get it through spiritual practice The whole “Working with your Stuff” process? Owning your emotions and your dramas and working with them? Leads you to the new consciousness. Yoga, mindfulness, meditation… all lead you to the new consciousness. Brand says that the “revolution of consciousness is a decision” and “decisions…