Should we use labels to define others or Don’t call me human!


A number of times, when I've mentioned that someone is an Empath, they say it’s a label, and they don’t like using labels. As it goes, I'm ambivalent about if this is really an issue. The question I have is: How do you define something without a label? If people refused to be categorized then how can they identify…

Healing Depression Series: Bach Flower Remedies (BFR) – Are they a placebo? part 5 or if I fooled myself, I did a great job.


Are they a placebo? Part 5 As I have mentioned, I had suffered from depression for most of my life. While I had overcome most types, I had reached a point where Clinical Depression was slowly destroying me, and my life. Every little thing, no matter how small, or imagined, would send me spiralling into…

Q&A session: Your questions answered


A few people who have responded to the survey on the side bar have asked for a question and answer session. If anyone has a question I have not looked yet, or gotten to yet, please feel free to ask and I will answer to the best of my ability. Topics can range from Empath,…

Healing Depression Series: Bach Flower Remedies (BFR) – Are they a placebo? part 4 or do animals know the difference between placebo and the real thing?


  Are they a placebo? Part 4 Over the years, I have used the remedies with great success, which would pretty much suggest that they are not a placebo. I thought I’d share some compelling examples. One day, my mother’s two year old dog suddenly collapsed and went limp for no apparent reason.  She carried…

Healing Depression Series: Bach Flower Remedies (BFR) – Are they a placebo? part 3 or I should have got a modern fuse box installed.


Are they a placebo? Part 3 The thing about the Bach Flower Remedies is that if you choose the wrong ones, you won’t notice changes and then claim they don’t work. The reason behind this is that If you don’t need that remedy, you will not notice anything because everything is already connecting as it…

Healing Depression Series: Bach Flower Remedies (BFR) – Are they a placebo? part 2 or why didn’t this remedy for terror heal my anger?


Are they a placebo? Part 2 Because  they are so small, I would carry around a bottle of Rescue Remedy in my pocket, and keep a tube of Rescue Cream at work. A practice that has continued to this day. There were many departments no my floor, and across from me, there was a young…

Is Empathy a major cause of depression?


I've had a question in my mind recently: Do sociopaths get depressed? A Sociopath is someone who is someone lacking in empathy . They give the illusion of being emphatic  but their actions are self serving and rarely benefit others. I know they get upset, anxious, worried and lose sleep over problems that will affect them,…

Healing Depression Series: Bach Flower Remedies (BFR) – Are they a placebo? part 1, or wait, this is just alcohol!


Are they a placebo? Part 1. What I want to do with this entry is discuss if the Bach Flower Remedies are a placebo or not. It is reasonable for people to be sceptical about the BFR’s and so they should be. I certainly was. When I first saw them around 1992, the claims they…

Healing Depression Series: Bach Flower Remedies or Flower Power.


Bach Flower Remedies – Introduction    I hated being depressed. I hated it so much that I relentlessly pursued and tried everything that I could get my hands on. I tried herbs, psychic healers, meditation, therapies like Reiki and Kinesiology, crystals, aura-light, aura-soma, anti-depressants and just about anything else I could get access to. Each…

Healing Depression Series: You can cure depression or WTF! How dare you say that!


Depression can be cured. Yes, I know that’s a bold statement to make and I also know it will make many people very angry that I even would suggest such a thing. Actually, that anger has always bemused me. The general reaction is: how dare you suggest such a thing! You have not gone through…

Empath series: My empathy goes to the dogs.


In January 2013, I had, what was to me, a rather intense experience. My partner asked me if I wanted to go out to the movies with her. It was a midday session, and within walking distance. I thought about it, and felt this overwhelming sense of anxiety. I couldn’t identify the cause, though. It was odd.…

Poll: What articles would you like to see for this blog?


Dear all, Thanks for following this blog. It's greatly appreciated. For those who are interested, this is a poll to help my decide what to post next. While I have a general plan in mind, it would help me out if I knew the interests of those following me. Thank you and I appreciate you…

Phony psychics and faked paranormal or why are my eyes tearing up?


They are out there in abundance and they hurt those who are really trying to demonstrate that the paranormal side of life is real, is happening and people are experiencing it. A quick browse through You Tube with the keyword ghost will produce a multitude of videos that claim to be real, but are not.…

Depression series: Melancholy or Why does my heart feel so bad?


It’s only one line, but Moby made it into a whole song and if you’re an Empath, you might well feel that sense of depression when you watch the video. For me, when I first saw this back in the year 2000, it brought out the pain of loneliness and a melancholy so profound that…