Shoo black dog, Ocsober

Kathy Krugerbalance, change, perspective20 Comments

Depression is a sign of weakness, selfishness, ungratefulness? YEP – pretty much how I thought. I’d been depressed before – but back then it was OK. Justified. Totally justified. Normal even. That was on our long infertility journey – in the midst of IVF failures – I mean who wouldn’t be depressed? Still it’s amazing how long it took me … Read More

Kathy KrugerShoo black dog, Ocsober

Is blogging a treatment for depression?

Kathy Krugerguilt, happiness12 Comments

One thing I know for sure – yoga is good for depression, and sad thoughts, and anxious thoughts, and just living life to the fullest (not to mention flexiest)! Blogging, maybe – but I’m not so sure. On RUOK day (World Suicide Prevention Day) I’m certainly not advocating blogging as any kind of cure-all for serious depression or mental illness. … Read More

Kathy KrugerIs blogging a treatment for depression?

Out of step with spring

Kathy Krugergratitude, perspective6 Comments

Not a spring in my step, but a feeling of being weighed down by winter. Something cold and leaden in my heart. The chill of August westerlies that blew through so quickly this year has settled in my soul, despite the early start to spring here on the beautiful Gold Coast with a run of sunny skies and warmer weather … Read More

Kathy KrugerOut of step with spring

A tale of three bears

Kathy Krugeradoption, guilt, IVF, motherhood9 Comments

Teddy bears are worth holding onto for (dear) life – you are never too old. Some things don’t serve you, like guilt, and shame and old socks and you just need to let them go, but not a treasured teddy. A teddy (or two or three) can take you through life’s lowest lows. You see when we think of favourite … Read More

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