Welcome to the machine.

Mental images I have from cities are all grey with low colour contrast. I do not like high rise buildings blocking daylight, I do not like people left living on the street because of their mental or financial issues while so much indoor space is kept unused at night, I do not like noise and […]

The fear of therapy

People resist going to therapy. The reasons could be cultural, social, financial and most of the time the reason is anxiety. You and me and almost anyone would certainly fear going to see a mental health therapist but here are some facts that you oversee while worrying about starting a conversation with a professional. First: […]

Being normal.

A common social behaviour in humans is to negatively judge lifestyles that are different from traditions and social expectations. People leading uncommon lifestyles are rejected by their social group and considered unfit to be within the social circle. Being normal is not defined by being like everyone else. To the contrary, being normal is succeeding […]

Angry men

. This post is about angry men. We can all think of an angry man or even many we know. Anger in men is a common behaviour. Anger is the spoken face of an unspoken fear. When a man is anxious about succeeding at a stressful task or life event, he would get easily frustrated. […]

Change comes in jars.

The sound of change gives us the shivers and sweaty palms. Some would start an endless cycle of sleepless nights and some would have the shadows of fear, crippling their muscles slowly and painfully. Why is the fear of change so common amongst humans? The human body is a magnificent complex system that works following […]

Little monsters aboard.

I took the 3 AM flight so pretty much exhausted after a long day spent on an emotional roller coaster. In the seat in front of me was a mother with a 12 months son in total distress, screaming and maybe roaring at times. A classic tantrum. This situation lasted for forty five minutes, until […]

The Echos of Silence.

Ladies and gentlemen greetings from the theatre of life. Tonight we welcome on stage our most hated guest, Clinical Depression. Behold the dark night, the dragger of chains through hollow chests and the destroyer of spirits. Some individuals have lived with the Knight for so long that they have become one. So many amongst us […]

For the love of bacteria.

Welcome to the times of excessive obsessions with cleanliness. The generation of anti-bacterial gels and wipes and sprays will guide you through killing yourself slowly without having a clue. Please keep your socks on while you take the tour, you surely don’t want to expose your toes to fresh air and nice sensory feelings from […]

Who’s your gut?

This article is about gut feeling, its scientific nature and its importance to our health and mental health combined. Be warned and buckle up as this article has some strong scientific facts about your reality and your functioning. First interesting fact is that in the digestive system, humans possess 200 000 000 neurons which is […]

Christmas of 1992

           This is the story of a 7 year-old girl living in 1992. She is the third child of a hard- working couple, both teachers and writers, lovers of paper and ink.            Her favourite time of the year is all year round as she lives in […]

Seek and Destroy

Mirror mirror on the wall tell me what hides behind these faces. News of suicide, relationships falling apart , murders and deadly diseases come to slap me in the face. One says : “But I have known this person for so long and they seemed fine”. Men and women in passive mode or in fight […]