“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

I’m sorry if I’m too “heavy”

In the entry, That Involuntary Opening Up, I pleaded to not force your loved ones who are experiencing emotional distress to open up to you. Basically, forcing someone into anything simply would never result to anything good. But how about if finally, you, the emotionally-strained person, decided to open up and apparently this person cannot…… Continue reading I’m sorry if I’m too “heavy”

That Involuntary Opening Up

In my entry, Walls and Opening Up , I mentioned how magical that little room in Lagmay Hall was. I mentioned how my Doc was able to pierce through my thick and high walls. My therapy continued for almost a year, twice every month. And let’s face it. One of the biggest challenges regarding psychological help…… Continue reading That Involuntary Opening Up

Walls and Opening up

Yes, I had this wall. I could not remember anymore when and where I started building my walls, but I knew I already had them since the very first memory I could come up with. Also, I brought these walls with me, as I had always been doing, the first time I walked in that…… Continue reading Walls and Opening up

How I finally sought psychological help

It all happened in 2015. The nothingness, which I discussed in the entry Help. Please Save Me, had already been overwhelming back then. It was already affecting the different aspects of my life, especially in terms of work and relationships. Heightened nothingness I was a freelancer back then and the start of 2015 was not…… Continue reading How I finally sought psychological help

Societal Toxins and the Stigma on Mental Health

We may see a number of psychological websites and blogs using the term “toxic people.” I actually have mentioned them in the entry, Anxiety and Being Attached. Toxic people are often referred to as the persons who are not good for your mental health, or most probably those who have been stigmatized by the term,…… Continue reading Societal Toxins and the Stigma on Mental Health

Chester, Panic Attacks and Suicides

This week has been a shock to the rock music industry as Chester Bennington, of the American legendary band, Linkin Park, was found dead in his home in Los Angeles, California. I was not really a huge fan of the band but I could say that I grew up to their songs, as their music…… Continue reading Chester, Panic Attacks and Suicides

Anxiety and Being Attached

Anxiety may be hard to define basing solely on patient’s experiences. I and Doc (see my About page to have an idea of Doc) actually did not thoroughly define the term in any of our sessions, or maybe we just had not gotten the chance because I already quit. But anyway, in my last entry,…… Continue reading Anxiety and Being Attached

What is a support group?

In the entry, “Help. Please. Save Me,” I detailed how this so-called nothingness really feels like. In a nutshell, it is simply like floating onto nothingness, without any direction, until that sense of indirection reflects into the real world. There, I mentioned that lucky are those who experience nothingness, and being noticed by people around them.…… Continue reading What is a support group?