How to Change a Suicidal Mind During the Pandemic Crisis

Listen above or tune in on Apple Podcasts or Podbean EPISODE 105 – PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hi there, welcome back to Kelly Martin Speaks. I’m your host Kelly Martin and this is episode 105.  Today I am answering a request from a follower of my Facebook page on a topic they are struggling with. So I am going to talk about suicidal thoughts and how this pandemic, lockdown measures, social distancing…

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Why You Don’t Need to Be Special to Be of Value

In existence, there is nobody who is superior and nobody who is inferior. The blade of grass and the great star are absolutely equal…. But man wants to be higher than others, he wants to conquer nature, hence he has to fight continuously. All complexity arises out of this fight. The innocent person is one who has renounced fighting; who is no longer interested in being higher, who is no…

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Is Your Life Anxiety Inducing Instead of Beautiful?

“If the story of my life is about the storms that I have weathered, I will tell you that it is not the force of the storm that matters. What matters is that I had the privilege of the storm so that I might understand the power of the calm.”― Craig D. Lounsbrough Life at this time for many may not be an experience of beauty. You may be really struggling…

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Why Positive Thinking Can Make You Depressed

From my book ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ There is a train of thought that positive thinking is of prime importance if you want to be a better person, have your life change, and be a valuable member of society. Some feel that positive thinking creates your reality; some believe that positive thinking is the only way to success. Many of those following this route view negative thinking as bad,…

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I’ve Lost My Faith and Don’t Know How to Expect Better

I’m writing this from personal experience, and I know I’m not the only one who may have lost their faith and trust in life. I know I’m not the only one who feels so disheartened and tired from challenge that I grow more sceptical and less likely to expect the best, but instead resign to the idea that life just doesn’t get any better. This is the core of depression.…

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How To Rewrite A Painful Life Script

Like many people, I chose a painful life script. Mine was littered with death, loss, abandonment and perceived failure. Your life script may be one of incredible childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, health issues…it doesn’t matter what form our pain script comes in, it can often feel so great that we have no idea how to unravel ourselves from it or indeed to finally let it go. In my previous blog…

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Depression and The Painful Truth About Resentment

While there are many stigmas around mental health issues, I think some of those deep dark underbelly feelings we may have during a heavy depressive episode are not only shoved under the carpet, but seen as taboo to acknowledge or talk about. For me that is the feeling of resentment born from bitterness, which in turn is born from repressed anger. When life has lost its sweetness; when life has…

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Do You REALLY Want To Feel Better?

Is The Mental Health Epidemic Catching? Okay, so I’ve had intense anxiety since childhood which I’m in recovery from now and I’ve had many years of depression, suicidal thoughts and deep dark despair, but something has been bothering me a lot lately. The labelling of mental health issues appears to be making it something most people suffer from, but Is it true? I’m not saying this to shame vulnerable people…

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How to Practice Gratitude When Depressed

Experiencing depression sucks, it truly does. As someone who has experienced countless episodes of depression over my life, this recent bout really hit me hard. As I posted in ‘When You’re Drowning In Painful Depression’ it drove me to consider not being part of this world anymore, but what about gratitude? Can we find a way to practise gratitude or appreciation during a depressive period? This week, as I sat…

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When You Are Drowning In Painful Depression

Depression is still something left unspoken. So many of us walk around the world plastering fake happy smiles on our faces, when inside we feel like we are dying. While gazing at my bedroom ceiling this week I day-dreamed about my best friend writing a status on my Facebook page, ‘I’m sorry to announce, but Kelly the owner of this page took her own life last night and lost her…

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