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.…

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…

Depression series – Diet (part 2) or I am what energies I eat.


Diet - part 2Here are more suggestions of how food may contribute to depression, and avoiding it.Avoid an excess of alcohol.Apart from it not being good for health reasons, an empath can become severely depressed by being tipsy or drunk. It also might leave you more vulnerable to outside astral influences.Balance your alkaline / acidic…

Depression Series: Diet (part 1) or this depressing food is making me want more of it.


Diet - Part 1. I have found diet to have a profound effect on depression. When I eat certain foods, I find that it can make me feel depressed and sluggish afterwards. Below are my own observations on the subject and should not be taken as nutritional advise. There are a million diet books out…

Depression Series: – Apathy or I couldn’t be bothered writing this.


Apathy Check List: Do you feel heaviness in your limbs? Do you have trouble getting started on an activity you wish to do but you just don't have the energy? Every movement is an effort, even though you are well rested. Apathy is when you don't really care too much about things. It's a kind…

Depression Series – Anti-depressants or how depressing, they’re screwing me up.


Anti-depressants It's fortunate that depression is finally recognized as a real problem. There are help lines out there, organizations (Where I live, there is one called Beyond Blue, which is a wonderful initiative) and they are developing drugs to help us cope. Medical treatment is still in the early stages, though, in my opinion, but…

I’m having a bad day and I DON’T want to talk about it!


Sometimes things don’t go right. You know those days where everything seems to go wrong in clumps? You might have had a rotten night’s sleep and the traffic was unusually bad on the way to work. Your car chooses that day to develop some problem. Your co-worker or staff rings in sick so you end…