The benefits of having chronic migraine

If I had the choice, I would opt for a headache-free life right this second, without a doubt. How wonderful it would be to relieved of that almost constant pain, ranging from a low background ‘hum’ to the incapacitating full-blown migraines. Since I...

Update – Why I was silent

I didn’t post on this website for a long time. That doesn’t mean that I forgot about it, had nothing to write about or even that I didn’t write. There were other reasons for the silence on this website though. I would like to elaborate on those and...

Settling

A tree is rooted in the ground, so that it has a strong base. From there it can grow, its branches can stretch out into the sky, searching for more space, more grace, becoming a beautiful richly branched-out tree. It doesn’t just grow upwards, but also develops...

Quitting

When is it time to quit? We often see quitting as giving up, as failing. A defeat. But sometimes it is the wisest thing to do. Self-care really. Continuing on a path that doesn’t suit you just because you don’t want to be seen as a quitter is stubborn and actually...

For my eyes only

The day before the lens implantation It’s the day before. Clear-sightedness eve. The last day of having to wear thick glasses. The end of day lenses or monthly lenses that my eyes can’t tolerate anymore and that don’t come in the right strength...

Restless days

I always feel restless and jittery in the days leading up to a (major) event. No matter if it’s a social event, or a workshop, a doctor’s visit or anything else. In June it was my vacation to Austria and my final visit to the office where I worked to...

Spiraling

This week I’ve been very indecisive. In fact I still haven’t decided what this blog post should be about and as a result have written a few half-finished articles. I haven’t recorded the video I wanted to post either. Not sure which of two ideas I...

You deserve therapy!

The first time I went to see a psychologist I was 30 years old. Should have done that way sooner. Years before, when I was living abroad, in Basel, Switzerland, I felt so lost and lonely, crying on my couch and in bed every night. I didn’t know what to do,...

EXPRESS YOURSELF

Madonna already sang it years ago: “Express yourself don’t repress yourself”. And the queen of pop was so right. Then why do we often hide, or why do we pretend to be what we’re not, why do we copy others? Instead of living our uniqueness and...

My unsolicited advice on unsolicited advice

“Just take the pill in the prodromal phase, right away, then it works”, says my coworker after I tell her that I wasn’t at work the day before because of a migraine. I feel the irritation stirring inside me, slowly climbing up to heat up my still...