My Emotional Journey from 2015

Yes. 2015 was the year I was talking about in the About page of this blog, the time I made regular visits to my therapists, in that small room in Lagmay. As promised in my former post, I read again all my blog entries during that year. And here are the things I found out about…… Continue reading My Emotional Journey from 2015

My Emotional Journey through my Blogs

To be honest, I could no longer recall when this so-called “emotional journey” really started. What I can definitely say is that it did not start when I first stepped into that small room in Lagmay. However, maybe, one of the more concrete evidences of this emotional journey can be found on one of my…… Continue reading My Emotional Journey through my Blogs

How my Emotional Journals Helped Me

In one of our sessions from 2015 to 2016, Doc asked me if I was writing a journal. I had a blog back then, my Nimotsu Counter, but I wasn’t really posting regularly. According to the dictionary.com, the word “journal” means “self-examining” or “reflective” written entries. How ‘self-examining’ should a journal be? I was a…… Continue reading How my Emotional Journals Helped Me

How to Determine Your Triggers

 A trigger is anything that “fires” something. According to my entry How I finally sought psychological help, this is how I define an emotional trigger: “In the emotional realm, a trigger is anything, whether it is a smell, a line in a movie, a pat on the back, that can release a hidden memory from your…… Continue reading How to Determine Your Triggers

Kokoro pledges to keep you ALIVE

I will just be taking a break from the usual posts on this blog to humbly express a concern of what I think has a big impact on this fight against the stigma on mental health. I recently joined a film festival aiming to spread awareness against this thing we call the stigma. I learned…… Continue reading Kokoro pledges to keep you ALIVE

Stop Feeding Your Demons

In my entries about surviving panic attacks, I reiterated that one of the main causes of these attacks were your triggers. In this post, I’ll be discussing the relationship of these triggers with your so-called demons, and yourself. What are these demons? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRLLWNIqb8w When you’re standing on the edge, so young and hopeless. Got demons…… Continue reading Stop Feeding Your Demons

Surviving a Panic Attack: Alone at Home

In my last blog entry, I talked about the 8 ways on how to survive your panic attack at work. I also mentioned there what I think is a panic attack, a more in-depth explanation than the one in the Chester Bennington post. This time, let us talk about one of the most dangerous places…… Continue reading Surviving a Panic Attack: Alone at Home

Surviving a Panic Attack Quietly at Work

In the blog entry about Chester Bennington, I gave my shallow description of the word panic attack. Here I will give a deeper meaning to the word. What is a panic attack? A few weeks ago, I wrote about emotions being simply like pee or poop, “release them now or suffer the consequences of holding…… Continue reading Surviving a Panic Attack Quietly at Work

“You are entitled to your emotions.”

Last week, I said that emotions are simply like pee or poop: you’d better release them now or suffer the consequences of holding them back. In the same blog entry, I mentioned how some emotional release lead to interpersonal disasters. This is the main reason why, most of the time, people are afraid to let…… Continue reading “You are entitled to your emotions.”

Emotions are like pee or poop

Have you ever felt like bursting into tears for no reason at all? At home, this scenario may still be deemed acceptable. But how about if you are on the train, on your way to work, and you just felt a sudden urge to cry? What if you are doing your groceries and then suddenly…… Continue reading Emotions are like pee or poop