Dark Night : Bipolar is not a medical condition.

This is an incredible find who I have been listening all nights long, during my Journey from the Caterpillar to Cocoon stages. Whilst you can find all Butterfly process in his channel, one of my milestone is gaining a different understanding and perspective on this bipolar medical condition. Have been bipolar in my youth, until I mastered my swing moods, with plants, and flowers, and walking, yoga and mindfulness. Please, I am not here telling you to drop your pills, and say to you that we can do it without medicins and psychiatrist. My message here is YOU ARE THE ONE who can really … Continue reading Dark Night : Bipolar is not a medical condition.

Dolores O'Riordan struggle with burn out/break down. Died age 46.

The Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan has previously opened up about her battles with depression and the breakdown of the band. The Irish star has ‘died suddenly’ at the age of just 46, according to reports. But she overcame a lot during her life, including battles with depression. Dolores went through a tough time after the deaths of her father and mother-in-law. She once said: “There have been times when I’ve struggled. The death of my father and mother-in-law was very hard. Looking back, I think depression, whatever the cause, is one of the worst things to go through. Then again, … Continue reading Dolores O'Riordan struggle with burn out/break down. Died age 46.

Wounded Healer. What’s that? Are you?

Wounded healer is a term created by psychologist Carl Jung. The idea states that an analyst is compelled to treat patients because the analyst himself is “wounded“. The idea may have Greek mythology origins. Who is Jonathan Foust? I dunno, but he sounds amazing on his podcats. When I felt lost in confusion, I asked myself “What am I supposed to do?” I didn’t know how to react. But the question is “How do you react to this world of suffering?” First, accept that stress, suffering and dissatisfaction are part of our human experience. Perhaps there is a way not to … Continue reading Wounded Healer. What’s that? Are you?

Trauma Survivors.

Basil, I am planting basil on my mini balcon. And I  just found this article about empathy, and resilience, and the real revolution we are witnessing. We are living a time of changing. And you know what? I have been attending a class of Excel and Word this week, some basic class, to get started with those beautiful softwares which are like white magic to me. We were a group of people who are trying to requalify them selves in order to keep our job after our “accident”. Me, after burn out, and inability to work as receptionist anymore. The other … Continue reading Trauma Survivors.

PTSD Books: The Burnout Society.

And this is the book that I was offered from my doctor. Actually, he wanted it back. Lol                     *** Our competitive, service-oriented societies are taking a toll on the late-modern individual. Rather than improving life, multitasking, “user-friendly” technology, and the culture of convenience are producing disorders that range from depression to attention deficit disorder to borderline personality disorder. Byung-Chul Han interprets the spreading malaise as an inability to manage negative experiences in an age characterized by excessive positivity and the universal availability of people and goods. Stress and exhaustion are not … Continue reading PTSD Books: The Burnout Society.

Self Publishing. First book: check!

PTSD Beautiful Trauma It was september 2015, I finally got my sick leave after a long stressful time and, not by chance, I went to the doctor office to ask for a ( life changing ) prescription. When I came out I got a burn out sentence. Yes, it was happening to Me, for real. “Me? Mrs Perfect and Wonder Woman? Go away.” Time to make a point, to say the least, and realise which were my real needs and prior Values. My memoir is half journaling, half potential distopic sci-fiction. Definitely, it was my best company, and writing has been the first self-help … Continue reading Self Publishing. First book: check!

The Pursuit of Happiness vs Search of Meaning.

When I started to look for my purpose, I was recovering from occupational burn out, and PTSD ( except I didn’t understand it ). My doctor played a mentor’s role in the story and he pushed me to my life questioning. Before that, I was completely unaware and in so-called hamster wheel. In february 2016, I lost a camerade, at work, for a stroke, at 7 am. He was, apparently, quarelling with his manager when he fell down on the ground.  They brought him to the hospital by a first aid helicopter, but it was too late. A stroke requires fast … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness vs Search of Meaning.