Category: WELLNESS

Pennywise the clown

What Pennywise The Clown Taught Me About My Depression

This article has been featured on The Mighty’s website and Facebook page. As a lifelong fan of horror fiction writer Stephen King, going to watch the cinematic reimagining of the prolific author’s 1986 novel It, was a no-brainer. It was...

/ October 5, 2017

Why Depression Is A Liar And A Thief

It’s no secret that depression is kind of an asshole. In fact, it’s pretty much a goddamned gold medallist in the Asshole Olympics. It’s the mayor of Assholeville. You get the picture. I’ve suffered from depression since I was around...

/ October 2, 2017
What it means to me that my dad died on Heritage Day

What It Means To Me That My Dad Died On Heritage Day

My dad, Charles Frederick Mijnhardt, passed away in hospital on September the 24th 2014, Heritage Day in South Africa. I had never really realized the significance of this, other than remembering that I was still in bed (it’s a public...

/ September 24, 2017
Writing is my anti-depressant of choice

Why Writing Is Still My Anti-Depressant Of Choice

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, to say the least. I won’t bore you with the minutiae of why things have been a little, shall we say “taxing”, on the emotional front, but I will give you the précis...

/ September 11, 2017
The power of forgiveness

The Beauty and Power of Forgiveness

I’ve lived in South Africa all my life. It is a beautiful country with an ugly past that sometimes seeps into the future. Pain is etched into its often harsh and unforgiving geography – tattoos of suffering that have not...

/ September 9, 2017