About the stories we tell ourselves, and how therapy might help you.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves.

One of the reasons a lot of people start thinking about going to therapy is because they want to get rid of the emotions that are making their life unbearably difficult. Sadly, there’s no magic formula for that.
We do something much more powerful and meaningful. We take a closer look at the stories that people tell themselves. On how sometimes what we have on repeat in our head is wrong and one-sided.

The Highly Sensitive Person’s survival guide.

Highly Sensitive Person

If you’ve already read this article on HSPs and you know you might be a Highly Sensitive Person, you might want to read further. You’ll learn all the best ways to take care of yourself and to facilitate your life, so that you can feel a lot better in your skin. (I wanted to write a […]

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? 30 signs that might mean you are.

Am I a Highly Sensitive Person

What is an HSP? What does it even mean? Your senses are heightened. You’re very sensitive to sudden or loud noises, bright light, strong smells. Things like loud music, the smell of a burning grill, traffic noise, disco lights, even the flushing toilet might startle or irritate you.

How to prepare for an online psychotherapy session.

how to prepare for an online psychotherapy session

So your therapist offered you online therapy sessions. It might be because it’s the way they usually work, because you needed it this way, or due to the current – corona virus-related circumstances. I’m guessing you might have a couple of questions in your head. Let me tell you a bit more about how to best […]

Immerse yourself in art.

immerse yourself in art

Immerse yourself in art. It will help boost your creativity and lower anxiety level. Yes, it’s important to think about the economic repercussions of what’s going on in the world. Yes, we need to be mindful about the future and about how the world as we know it changes in front of our eyes. How the way […]

Ways to deal with anxiety. Not only in times of pandemic.

How to deal with anxiety

Dealing with anxiety is not at all easy even when everything is “normal” in the world. And it’s far from ‘normal’ these days. The level of difficulty has recently risen significantly.  It’s absolutely natural to feel worried and anxious. But just acknowledging that may not be enough. So how to deal with anxiety in the […]

Understanding grief. How to live through it and how to support others.

grief

Dying is a part of life. It’s not something we’d chosen, it’s not something we can avoid either. It’s something that awaits us all. And so is grief and mourning. We all go through it. Sometimes we’re able to deal with it ourselves, and sometimes we need professional help.  This essay is about: – Understanding […]

The one thing you probably forget when it comes to making plans.

People tend to go about planning all wrong. For some of us, making plans is like trying to bake a cake by putting an empty form in the oven. That’s not how you do it. To have a beautiful and delicious cake, you have to know all sorts of things. Like what do you feel […]

A quick guide on how to survive Christmas.*

surviving christmas

*Christmas understood as the holiday season – no matter the religion – if any. We can probably all agree – by the end of the year – we might bee in need of rest and some fun, but it doesn’t have to mean the same for everyone. You may not want or be able to […]

The whole of the Moon as seen in The Affair.

the-affair

Raise your hand if you don’t watch TV series. Seriously. I guess it’s not the question of ‘if’ but rather ‘what you like best’. Depending on who we are and what our personality traits are, we might choose different things. Obviously:) So if you’re looking to start an affair (pun intended) with yet another show […]

The secret behind inbox zero.

inbox zero

It was a slow half-rainy Saturday. I decided to quickly finish up with the closing of the month, and all I needed was a couple of those forgotten invoices from my inbox. So I sat at the computer and then it hit me. It’s not that I never thought about it, it just hit me […]

Stop waiting, start living!

Start Living

“Dear friends! Don’t postpone any songs, any exams, or your dentist appointment, and above all, don’t postpone love. Don’t tell it – “come tomorrow, or the day after, I don’t have time for you today”. Because it may happen, you’ll open the door and you’ll see this frozen old lady saying – “I’m sorry, I […]

What is online psychotherapy?

Teletherapy

This piece was a long time coming because questions about teletherapy (online therapy – video sessions – telehealth) are on many people’s minds. Since I have an online presence – and I use my IG account and Facebook to talk about my work – every now and then, I get some questions about how it works. […]

Journaling. Why is it good for you?

Journaling

Everything and more has already been written about journaling, so why this text?  I thought I’d share some insights from a psychological – or better yet – psychotherapeutic perspective. Journaling can be a vital part of mental health care, plus I myself have been journaling since I was a teenager – so how about that […]

Digital minimalism; living beyond your screen.

You know how it is today. A lot of us live our lives out of our phones and laptops. I guess it’s safe to say that’s where we spend a lot (majority??) of our time – hours on end. And there are apps for everything – a lot of them designed to keep us hooked […]

Energy Sinusoid

energy-sinusoid

Since I added a post on Instagram – about the energy cycles, I got dozens of messages about it. It really resonated well. So I thought I’d write some more about what I mean by this “energy sinusoid”. What is energy sinusoid? My own “energy adventure” must have started back in high school. There were […]

Depression. Is there a way to avoid it?

depression

The question I get asked a lot is: “how do you know it’s already depression and not just some bad days?” And then there’s the next one that follows – “what can I do to fight the bad mood and not let it transform into depression?” The answer to the first one is pretty clear. […]

“Wherever You Go, There You Are” – science behind meditation.

What if you knew that there’s an activity (so to say) that has a miraculous impact on your well being? That changes the way your brain functions for the better, makes you more resilient and more capable of dealing with your emotions? That is suitable for everyone and costs… nothing? And also lets you in […]

CREATIVITY. How do we find our unique voice?

creativity

What is creativity? Can only certain people create? Is creating always about art?  These are some valid questions, and most of us contemplate on the subject sooner or later. We tend to have different answers to them too. But the reality is undeniable – we are all creators. We all have this unbelievable curiosity – […]

How to stop procrastinating. Best tips backed by psychology.

procrastination

pro-cras-ti-na-tionnoun: the action of delaying or postponing something Almost everyone procrastinates at some point or in some areas of their life. And so, most of us ask ourselves the same question: “how to stop procrastinating?” Of course – we are all different – we face different situations and have different reactions to them. Something to […]