Reasons to Stay Alive: 5 Lessons on Depression

trigger warning: depression, suicide “So what, you have a label? ‘Depressive’. Everyone would have a label if they asked the right professional.” ~ Matt Haig Today, I wanna share with you things I’ve learned from Matt Haig‘s infinitely important book, Reasons to Stay Alive. Matt himself lived through depression and came terrifyingly close to attempting suicide. […]

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Wisdom of Lao-Tzu: 12 Quotes from the Tao Te Ching

The Tao Te Ching (roughly translated as “The Book of the Way of Virtue”) is an ancient Chinese text consisting of 81 verses mainly about the Tao (“the Way”). It offers wisdom on how to live and lead with virtue. Although its true author is not (or cannot be) absolutely verified, the text is attributed to […]

100 Quotes to Read on Crappy Days

Rays of sunshine on a gloomy day, A splash of color when life feels gray, Help yourself get out of the darkest pit, Breed self-compassion, because you deserve it— … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … […]

17 Lessons from 2017

I scavenged my Journal for things I learned this year, and here’s what I found (entry dates in parentheses): “I am starting to see that the key thing—the key process—is forgiveness. The world is cold and dark and unfair and judgmental and bitter, and at some point you shall become all of these things too. […]

Recentering

These days I’ve been encountering more triggers for derailment than glowing road signs saying “Yes darling, you’re on the right path, and you’re getting free lemonade every 5 meters.” However, even from the very beginning, I had been well aware that this was going to be anything but the yellow brick road. I had prepared […]

Wisdom of Aurelius: 30 Quotes to Live By

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” — Henry Clay … I am a great admirer of people with impeccable character and moral uprightness, or those who are at least striving to hone such qualities in themselves. Lawrence Kohlberg, well-known for his theory of […]