A 60 year old man from New York tells us his story with mental illness.

I was contacted a few days ago on Instagram by Anthony, a man in his sixties from the States. He was commenting on my article Angry men. One comment lead to another and Anthony shared with me his story.This is his testimonial with his own words, edited by Astoryofthoughts.

The epidemic.

Is it love in the time of cholera or is it madness in the time of fear? It is the epidemic of fear in the time of ignorance and the epidemic of panic attacks in the absence of science and common sense. Common sense, such a powerful concept and yet so fragile. The world is […]

The mountain that speaks.

I stood in tears while I heard the mountain speak : “hush your mind little one”. I stood stunned by the ice walls and the sharp peaks. The mountain spoke with a freezing breath and so I froze while my thoughts wandered on life and glory. I stood overwhelmed by the power of presence and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]