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…

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Depression Series – You’ve done great! So why do you feel so down about it?


The pressure of success You’ve done well. People love you, and some even hate you (which probably means you’re doing something right.) So why do you feel so depressed? Why do you have a sense of anxiety and foreboding that something bad is going to happen? The trouble with success, and more importantly, reputation, is…

Depression – You just can’t get over it but you certainly can be over it.


Depression is really is a major problem for so many. You don’t have to be an empath to suffer from it, but it certainly doesn’t help you if you are one. The problem is that unless you have experienced  depression, it’s hard to understand what it’s like. The other problem is that it’s not a…

Depression series – Empaths and the holidays or Where has my holiday cheer gone to?


Holiday depression The holiday season is very hard on empaths. This is especially true for the Christmas and new year period, where everyone feels they should be with family, out celebrating and just having a good time. Problem is that so many people are alone. They feel like they are missing out on a party…

Truth is the best policy, though sometimes lying can stop a beating.


Empaths and Weight: Part 3 As in the previous entry, this is an examination of the causes of my self-esteem which I theorize contributed to my weight gain. It is written, not as a victim’s story, but so others may see themselves in me. Nowadays I cringe at all the fundamental errors I made while…

Where did I put those rose coloured glasses…?


Empaths and weight – Part two Self-image. The follow is a short essay on what motivated me to not be true to who I was. It’s a common mistake many Empaths make.  It is personal, though it is relevant.  Please note, this is note a victim or poor-me piece. It is an exploration of the…

Happy Birthday!… or is it?


It’s your birthday today. Your special day. People are wishing you a happy birthday and it just should be a feel good day… so why are you feeling so down and depressed? Birthdays can often bring the sense of loneliness and being alone into sharp relief. Instead of feeling part of some group, or family,…