Living with, understanding and overcoming depression and anxiety
mindgum is a blog where I share what I learn and experience while overcoming and/or living with anxiety and depression.
The goal is to acknowledge, recognize and understand these mental health issues so we can support each other as we grow into a better life.
We don’t want to “get by” anymore.
We don’t want to “cope” and “just get through the day”.
We want to thrive.
We want to live a fulfilling, energetic and vibrant life.
We deserve that kind of life.
Yes, that includes you…
Anxiety & depression (and many other mental health issues) want to convince us we’re not worthy
It tries to convince us that we are worthless, incompetent, stupid, ugly and that no-one wants to hear what you have to say.
You know how that feels…
That feeling of self-hatred…
You try to understand what is going on with you…
But the mind and body are very complex things.
It’s not easy to understand and “fix” yourself.
If you’ve done therapy or at least tried analysing yourself, you know how complicated this is.
During bad times and when I try to figure out what’s going on… I feel like my brain is filled with dark clouds and gum that stretches and sticks to the sides of my brain.
Stuff that’s weighing heavy and I can’t quite figure out what it is.
That’s why I named this “mindgum”.
It’s that “gum” in your mind that hard to explain (even to ourselves!)
It’s thoughts and beliefs that you’re probably ashamed of.
And there is a lot of ignorance and misconception about this with people who don’t experience these issues like we do.
So on this blog we talk about all that complex, heavy and dark “gum” that sticks around in our minds.
On mindgum, we share what it is really like, how anxiety and depression really feels and what we learn about it along the way.
Get started on mindgum by reading some articles from my blog:
- What depression really feels like (and why suicide is NOT selfish)
- Will this ever get any better? (A question me and many others ask ourselves when anxiety and/or depression takes the upper hand once again. SPOILER: it does get better)
- What I learned about anger management, positivity and empathy from a 20 minute phone call with a Rio de Janeiro prisoner (Story time – this really happened)
- The 5 worst things to say to someone with depression (A LOT of people need to read and share this because there is still SO MUCH ignorance and hurtful things being said to people who are suffering)
- Are you afraid to be found out as a fake? You might suffer from imposter syndrome. (4 Steps to start believing in yourself and understand that this is a common phenomenon for highly intelligent, potential and succesful people)
- How your unconscious brain is ruining your life (and how to fix your unhealthy thought patterns and habits)