How to be Emotionally Vulnerable in Relationships

How to be emotionally vulnerable in relationships Being vulnerable means revealing who you really are to your partner. How you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, what you need from them. If you and your partner can learn to be vulnerable with each other, you’ll have the potential of developing the deepest and most intimate bond. There’s … Read more

Depression After a Breakup

Coping with Depression After a Breakup Breakups can be incredibly difficult to deal with, leaving us feeling lost, hurt, and alone. The end of a relationship can be a traumatic experience, and the process of recovery can take time and effort. Sometimes the period of recovery can be longer than expected, triggering anxiety or depression … Read more

What is a Spiritual Awakening?

What is a Spiritual Awakening? A spiritual awakening is the process of letting go of your ego, and waking up to a bigger picture of what you really are. From a spiritual perspective, the ego is a collection of automatic thoughts, memories and desires. We mistakenly believe that we are those thoughts and emotions, thinking … Read more

10 Activities for Depression in London

10 Activities for Depression in London One of the benefits to living or working in London, is the amount of activities available to help you boost your mood, and guard against depression. I’ve lived in London all my life, and I’ve compiled a list of activities which you can incorporate into your self care routine: … Read more

10 Signs You’re Depressed

10 Signs You’re Depressed in London As a psychotherapist working in central London, I get to see just how common depression is for those living and working in the city. London can be a fast-paced and stressful environment, with little time for self care. It’s important to be aware of the signs of depression, so … Read more

Rumi’s Guest House

Rumi’s Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,some momentary awareness comesas an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,who violently sweep your houseempty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably.He may be clearing you outfor some … Read more

Living with Schizophrenia

Living with Schizophrenia When I volunteered for Mind in London as part of their befriending service, I encountered the human side of schizophrenia, which can strike unexpectedly early on in life. Brandon’s experience Brandon Staglioni, communications director of the One Mind Institute, describes his first psychotic episode as an eighteen year old. It was late … Read more