What’s your thing? – Podcast episode – Michael Sclater – curing depression through love
Michael Sclater is a sufi, a psycotherapist, tennis playing, house building, walking, thinking friend. When he was my therapist he used to laugh at my suffering in such a way that made me feel such compassion and kindness at the pain of being human that I began to be kind to myself in the way … Read more
What is it like to live with someone with depression?
Two weeks ago I published the results of a short survey I asked people to anonymously fill in about anti-depressants. I then followed up with another survey asking people what it is like to live with someone with depression. Only 15 people have responded compared to 42 on the other survey. I wonder if … Read more
Let’s talk about anti-depressants
I’ve posted a surveymonkey asking people about their use of anti-depressants on social media this week to find out how long people use them for and how they feel about it.
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‘Anti-depressants – Have you taken them or are you taking them? Would you complete the anonymous survey in the link below as so many
What if – confession caused depression?
I was talking to a friend who was brought up in a very catholic community. He was telling me that many of his school friends suffered from depression and/or addiction of some kind (particularly to alcohol). Which got me thinking about why that should be.
What would it be like to go to church every … Read more
Wanting More More More
Remember that song: More More More (or am I showing my age here? The video is so 70s it will make you laugh and cringe)
One of the pieces of feedback I got from the blog about contentment was how easy it is to keep looking for more, rather than being content with what we … Read more
The clocks have gone back and we are at that time of year where it is very possible that we don’t get to see the outside in daylight.
I hate it.
I’ve never been diagnosed but over the years I’m pretty sure that I suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is when our … Read more