Tag: unhappy

Why is happiness elusive?

Why is happiness elusive?

Apparently, we have never had it so good. We have a higher standard of living than ever before. More people have access to education and medical treatment that previously. We also have better food, better housing conditions, imporved sanitation, career opportunities etc, yet people today…

A personal story of depression

A personal story of depression

My story-   We’re all familiar with harrowing portrayals of Victorian lunatic asylums, I’m just lucky they’re a thing of the past. My Great grandmother wasn’t quite so lucky.  In 1920’s my maternal Great grandmother, was detained in an asylum with what today we would call Post Natal depression. Back then it was…

Common problems that millenials bring to therapy

Common problems that millenials bring to therapy

Life is bloody hard at times. It can take effort to stay chipper and see the good stuff at times. At least we can take some consolation in knowing that we aren’t alone. In many ways, we are all in the “crazy soup of life”…

Feeling bothered

Feeling bothered

For the past few days I was feeling bothered. It was one of those annoying experiences because I couldn’t quite put my finger on exactly why I was feeling bothered. Yet, this persistent nagging feeling wouldn’t leave me alone. Has that ever happened to you?…

Depression – the black dog

Depression – the black dog

    Depression – the black dog Depression is sometimes referred to as the “black dog” and I wanted to share a very good video clip on this subject. It explains depression well and shows just how debilitating it can be for someone who is…

Habits of highly miserable people

Habits of highly miserable people

  Photo by CJS*64 Habits of highly miserable people There are a few things that most highly miserable people do that leaves them bitter and twisted. If you have any of these habits, work at undoing them if you don’t want to become a bitter…

When you feel downtrodden

When you feel downtrodden

When you feel downtrodden Ohhh …what to do when you’re having a bad day. Ever feel downtrodden? I know I certainly do. I usually feel this way when I think about the injustice in the world or I feel I have been unfairly treated by…

Why you’re unhappy

Why you’re unhappy

Why you’re unhappy There can be many reasons for why you’re unhappy. In the post I will list the most common reasons for unhappiness. These come from stories and examples that my clients have related to me. Overthinking I wholeheartedly agree with the saying, “when…

Feeling empty

Feeling empty

  Feeling Empty Too often I meet clients who say, “I have the house, the gorgeous spouse, the children, a great job and car I want, yet I still feel empty”. More often than not, this is down to living a life that is not…

Dealing with the feeling of dread

Dealing with the feeling of dread

      Dealing with the feeling of dread When we have a feeling of dread about something, it makes completing whatever we dread that much harder. We imagine it not going well or we imagine how much we won’t enjoy ourselves and the mental…

No, I’m not fine

No, I’m not fine

  No, I’m not fine Why do we often say that we are fine when we clearly are not fine inside? There seems to be pressure to act as if life is good and we have no problems and I find this so unnatural because…

Are you bored and disillusioned?

Are you bored and disillusioned?

    Are you bored and disillusioned? It seems a growing trend. Swathes of people who feel bored and disillusioned in life. I meet them every day and I am not immune to feeling this way at times. Life can have a tinge of monotony…