Depression and Self Blame.

What would you say if I told you that Life Loves You and the Universe wants the Best for You? You might think I really have lost my mind, and that I’m talking a load of rubbish. During my struggle with anxiety and depression, I would have said that the world was against me IContinue reading “Depression and Self Blame.”

Suicide and Depression.

This is probably the most difficult blog to write, because it deals with the darkest side of mental health, which is suicide. I wrote it a while ago, but was not sure when to post it. Last night Kim and I watched ‘Zoe’s Hardest Road Home’, the BBC/Sports Relief documentary which charted Zoe Ball’s journeyContinue reading “Suicide and Depression.”

Finding Something to Hold on to – The Healing Power of Words.

I recently read ‘Black Rainbow’ by Rachel Kelly, which is the incredible journey of her struggle with depression. The main focus of the book is about how Rachel’s love of poetry gave her the solace she needed during the darkest of times, and how these words gave her the inner strength to deal with herContinue reading “Finding Something to Hold on to – The Healing Power of Words.”

Time to Focus on the Present….. The Power of Now

Accept – Then Act “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.  Always work with it, not against it”. Eckhart Tolle I have recently read ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle; I was introduced to his writings when I first went to ASCA and had an introductory interview withContinue reading “Time to Focus on the Present….. The Power of Now”