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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Depression Series: – Exhaustion or I’m too tired to read this right now.


Many depressed people have more than just depression going on with them. They also suffer from exhaustion. I’m not talking about the kind of gosh-I've-been-up-all-night-and-I-really-need-to-get-some-rest type of exhaustion, I’m taking about long term, utter weariness, where everything is a struggle and just getting up and facing a new day is a challenge that is almost…

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…

What creates an empath?


A lot of people are empaths, but what makes them one? Here are some thoughts about that.   Some people are born very sensitive to those feelings around them. Others become empaths out of necessity.  For instance, a child that has a very traumatic childhood will develop the ability to sense others emotions so they…

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…

The signs of being an empath


This list is what many people may experience if they are highly emphatic. You may not experience them all, but some do. This list is not inclusive. You may be very sensitive to noises. They may not be loud, but they feel like they go right through you.   You are sensitive to harsh lights, strong…