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Surviving our mental states
Surviving our mental states

Surviving our mental states

Articles on mental health, coping with burnout, anxiety and other topics


Hang on, the winter is almost over

19 Feb 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Quick silver

The same way there are seasons in nature, there are seasons in our lives. We have seasons when we bloom and glow, and we have seasons when the leaves dry out and fall.  With time and care, we get to bloom again. Winter won't last forever. Look at the...

An easy trick to empty your mind

16 Feb 2022 1 minute read 4 comments Quick silver

You can use it to quiet your mind chatter at any moment, before bed, before or after that stressful meeting, at that moment when you feel anxiety is about to take over or insomnia is about to steal your night. You can do it standing, sitting or lying...

Hopes and prayers

12 Feb 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Quick silver

In these uncertain times having hope is an act of bravery. At times, hopes and dreams are all we have left. Hoping, dreaming and praying give us strength. Being able to do it in the darkest hours shields us. Our own hopes and dreams can protect us. F...

It feels like everything is about to crash

11 Feb 2022 2 minute read 1 comment Quick silver

It's a collective feeling. Right now we all are feeling increasingly anxious, the air feels thick, we can all sense things are about to crash once again. We all have already been hit hard, we were just starting to get ourselves together... We all los...

New day, new chances

7 Feb 2022 1 minute read 2 comments Quick silver

A new day starts, a clean slate. 24 new hours to do what makes you feel alive. You are alive, do what makes you glow. Leave the past in the past. What happened yesterday is 24 hours behind. You are right here, right now. You have a chance to live you...

Done with waiting just hit the start button

6 Feb 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Quick silver

I stopped waiting and I started to live. Everything is impermanent, nothing needs to be "perfect" before I take the next step. I realised that if we wait for conditions to be absolutely perfect before we start, probably nothing is ever going to happe...

Is it really fair to break up with someone for not being emotionally available?

31 Dec 2021 1 minute read 11 comments Quick silver

I’ve just been broken up with for “not being emotionally available”. I see things differently. Imagine we are friends and you are really into cars. You feel like it, and tell me everything about the role cars played at different points in your life....

Praise yourself, you made it through 2021!

30 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Quick silver

You are finishing the year as you can. No one told you they are proud of all you achieved this year. No one has seen what you have achieved this year. There are invisible battles. There are achievements that don't show in any picture. There are invis...

Easy steps to stop your shopping addiction

23 Sep 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Quick silver

...or at least put it on hold Are you spending more than you rationally would on stuff you don't necessarily need? You are not alone! I have found a way to stop my shopping addiction and I would like to share it with you. I found the idea of counting...

5 ways to cope with burnout (and manage to keep on working)

7 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Quick silver

With the COVID 19 crisis going on, we are all too afraid of losing our jobs, so even if it is not healthy and we are burnout, we feel we need to keep going. Is this healthy? Is this good for our long-term mental and physical wellbeing? Probably not....