Depression and Debt: The Psychological and Emotional Impact of Insolvency

Personal debt is a growing problem in the UK. An increasing number of people are running up bills and spending beyond their means. People find themselves in debt for a multitude of reasons. Some might be desperately trying to keep up with the Jones’. Some might be trying to provide the best for their family. […]

How To Shift From Broke To Abundant

How To Shift From Broke To Abundant

When I first starting working on my “stuff” over 15 years ago, I knew I needed to work on my money issues if I ever wanted to move past broke.  But deeper than that, I knew I needed to work on my willingness to accept, receive and allow for all of the good to be available […]

Phone Call – “Stop crying! Moscow doesn’t believe in tears!!”

Phone Call – “Stop crying! Moscow doesn’t believe in tears!!”

Mom is having a major surgery in two days… I hang up the phone and sit quietly… Mom’s best friend is coming to be with her that day, Dad has already taken time off work, and my sister will be looking after Mom after she has been released from the hospital. I am on the […]


Taking The Bad With The Good, Being The Best You Can Be, And Other Clichés

You have to take the bad with the good. Nothing matters as long as you are doing the best you can. Everything works out for the best if you don’t give up. Everything happens for a reason. We tell ourselves – and our friends, sometimes – a lot of these simple things when times get […]


The Death of Perfection

  “Seeking security or perfection, rejoicing in feeling confirmed and whole, self-contained and comfortable, is some kind of death. It doesn’t have any fresh air. There’s no room for something to come in and interrupt all that. We are killing the moment by controlling our experience. Doing this is setting ourselves up for failure, because […]

What I Learned When I Quit My Job With No Plan, Part Two

Quitting My Job With No Plan – Part Two

  Read part one Here. Not long ago, I quit my job. When I told my housemates, I spent the first five minutes hastily promising them I had money for rent. By the time they’d heard the full story of why I chose to quit, they didn’t seem to mind. They told me not to […]


The Truth About Recovery From Anxiety & Depression

You’ve been suffering for a long time and feel like you’ve already hit rock-bottom. You’re in treatment, you check in with your doctor regularly and think you’re pointed in the right direction. Maybe you can even see the light at the end of the tunnel. The rest of the way should be a piece of […]

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Quitting My Job With No Plan – Part One

A few days ago, I quit my job. Not because I had a new one lined up. Not because I’d suddenly come into some money. Not because I’d won the lottery or got pregnant or whatever other reason people might leave paid employment. I left because it was an awful job. I was underpaid, not […]

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“I Am Depressed” – Stopping Negative Thoughts

Many of us who suffer from depression get locked into patterns of negative thinking, feeling and actions that we perform almost automatically. Our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations become jumbled and we can’t decipher which is triggering our negative behaviour towards ourselves. All we might realize is that we’re locked into some sort of habit […]

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How To Embrace Conflict

On every level of the scale, conflict divides mankind. When handled improperly – childish or maliciously – it can destroy even the sturdiest of connections. It can tear apart relationships between friends, families and even countries. It seems ridiculous to think of it as the kind of thing anyone would want to embrace. And, yes, […]

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Embrace Your Age

When people talk about living the moment, the picture that typically comes to mind is one of spontaneity and irresponsibility and youth. It feels like the kind of thing you have to get out of the way before anyone depends on you. Before you have too important a job, or too comfortable a home, or […]


Running As Meditation

For those of us in recovery, self-care takes a place of critical importance. I’ve begun to use running as a way to try to improve several portions of my life – weight management, healthy eating, regular sleep. Most of the time when I run, I’m worried about how fast I’m going, how I’m breathing, or […]