Get Over Depression Naturally

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hey everyone, so a few days ago I wrote about How I Overcame Depression Naturally and now I'm giving away all the info about HOW I did it.

The first things you need to do is identify why you have a Depression, was it a recent event or was just a series of events over the years? In my case it was a series of events, starting when I was 5 and getting worst at my 26.

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Does it mean that I was already Depressed when I was 5? No, of course not, but I did have tons of depression and anxiety episodes and that's the nucleus of the whole thing. What happens when you have tons of bad feelings bottled up along the years? Eventually, you'll explode.

I thought I would explode when I was 15 because that's when I started to self-harm myself, but no, that was just another symptom and a nasty one I must say.

Eventually, I learned to live with my feelings and life went on until I lost my someone very important to me, I was all alone living in London and I just collapsed... I gained weight (like a LOT) and I lost motivation for everything in my life.

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However, time heals things or so I thought and as I said on How I Overcame Depression Naturally post, October 2015 I finally explode.

So after tons of medication and fails after fails I said: "I'll either die or heal myself, there's no between!"

Now I'm sharing what I did and believe me, it will be hard, but it will be so worth it!

After you identify where your Depression started you need to learn about emotions and how they affect your mind. A great guide for that is the Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale, learn about each emotion, study how you feel and then identify where you are in the Scale.

Abraham Hicks

This is such an important step because it gives you the power to know your emotions and therefore control and change them.
I was at the bottom (22) when I started the therapy. So how did I manage to get from 22 to 7 and above? With these changes in my life:

Get in a routine
If you’re depressed the reality is, one day melts into the next. So to avoid this you need to get yourself a routine, in my case, I continued working so I had to wake up, no matter how hard it was and I did my makeup every single morning.

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Take care of your body
Endorphins! You can't have enough! Go get a massage, walk along the beach, swim, there's so much you can do. I walked a lot during my treatment. I also took some Therapeutic Massages to take care of my back problem. I got so much better after that, living a daily life free of physical pain was a relief.

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Sleep
Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try not to nap (it's ok if you do once in a while). In time, you may find your sleep improves. Having a sleep routine is as important as having a day routine. You need to educate your body and that's exactly what routines do. I woke up every day at 7.45AM and went to bed at 10.30PM.

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Do something new or pleasant
Trying something new alters the levels of dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning. In my case, I started to knit and it did WONDERS! Not only I got a new hobby but I also had goals! Not to mention the feelings of accomplishment that I got every time I finished a project.

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Challenge negative thoughts 
In your fight against Depression, a lot of the work is mental, changing how you think. The next time you're feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment. Take the Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale and identify what or why you're feeling negative, after that, just work on your mind and concentrate on the Upward Spiral to get out of the Downward Spiral. In my case, I would just change everything around me, I would go to a different place, I would surround myself with positive things and I wouldn't allow myself to think negative.

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Meditation
At the end of the day, before going to bed, just meditate. Feel your body, breath in and breath out, relax...
Here's an amazing article about meditation: Treat Depression With Meditation 
Meditation is now part of my daily routine, the benefits are amazing and you just fall asleep with a relaxed mind and when you wake up, your brain will pick up where you left off.

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Keep in mind, this will take time. There's no easy way when it comes to Depression but if you just set your mind on it, believe me, you'll get the results.

See you soon,

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Review

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Today I'm here to review the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, because I've been a devoted Potterhead since I was 11 years old and now, with 27, I'm still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.

The first time I heard about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was in this little tiny red book that I got together with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Quidditch Through the Ages back in 2001.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

So when I heard about the movie I ran to watch it with my husband and oh my gosh, I never thought it would be such a magical and nostalgic experience! So without further ado, here's why I absolutely LOVED Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

First of all... Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander. What a brilliant decision, he's the most adorable, caring and socially awkward wizard you could ever ask for! He looks at everything with such an interest and curiosity, it's simply contagious. He's loving personality made the movie even more magical!

Newt Scamander

Second... Let's talk about WARDROBE! I mean, come on! It's New York City in 1926, the roaring twenties. Everything is so casually glamorous. I'm so passionate about the 20's fashion, it was such a beautiful era. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is nominated for Costume Design and honestly, I hope it wins because it was just beautiful!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Third... Can we just talk about the fact that the President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America is a BLACK WOMAN! Amazing! I absolutely loved it!

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Fourth... The soundtrack, I have no shame admitting that I'm currently listening on my Spotify as I write this review. The music is so important in a movie and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Soundtrack is simply magical!

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Fifth... Adult Wizards and Witches! Don't get me wrong I love love love Harry Potter but it was so nice seeing adults perform magic without thinking about the spell. Although I would love if they had more wand action. Still, it was lovely to see adults in action and speaking about wands, can we just take a look at how BEAUTIFUL the wands are??? I'm so buying the Fantastic Beasts Wand Set from Noble Collection!

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Sixth... Queenie Goldstein! From her very first entrance, I was bewitched by her. She embraces the 1920s flapper with exceptional grace, so I ended up developing a big girl crush on her. My husband said that Queenie was such a strong character full of potential that we'll hopefully see in the future movies and... SHE CAN READ MINDS! How cool is that??

Queenie Goldstein

Seventh... Johnny Depp! I'm a HUGE fan of Johnny's work as an actor, I love his movies and I love how he always plays such unique characters. I got so excited with his appearance that in the end my husband just said: "This saga is looking so promising!"

Johnny Depp

Eighth... the beasts are truly absolutely fantastic!! That was probably my husband's favorite part, the creatures were so beautiful and when you have creatures like the Niffler and Pickett you know you'll laugh a LOT! 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

And finally... Hufflepuff! I'm a proud Slytherin but I was so happy that Newt was a Hufflepuff, it was just right! I love all houses but Hufflepuff house is just so humble and caring. Also as a Knitter, I was raving at Newt's scarf, I'm so gonna knit it!

Hufflepuff

In the end, I absolutely loved the movie, I can't believe that we have four more to go, it just makes me so happy.
I hope you liked this long (but totally worth it) review! Thank you, J. K. Rowling I owe you so much!


How I Overcame Depression Naturally

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hello, everyone!
Oh boy it has been a while but I think I'm finally on track on share all my experiences and explain why I was away for so long, not only from Blogging but Social Media in general.

Back in October 2015 I already knew that something was wrong with me, but I've always been a complicated girl, I've had tons of ups and downs due to my past and all the bad things that happened to me. Although I was kind of used to the ups and downs, this time around I was feeling quite nervous about it, but I just took a deep breath and carried on with my life.

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It was actually in the beginning of February 2016 that all hell broke loose! I just felt too tired, sad and hopeless all the time... I cried so much and most of the times I didn't even know why! I found myself going back to the bad habits of self-harm and suicide wishes. Basically, my life was just a huge mess and I lost all hope.

So I started therapy, for the first time I was seeing a Psychiatrist, it all looked pretty simple and easy, I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety and all I had to do was taking my medication. 
But I knew it would be too good to be true, my depression episodes started when I was only 5 years old and after that was just a mess of misunderstanding, frustration and sadness. So I knew it would take me more than just "medication therapy" to solve this mess.

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My reaction to medication was the worst part in my opinion. I was constantly sleepy, I couldn't concentrate AT ALL at work and waking up was a constant battle with my body and brain.
I lost count of how many times my doctor changed the medication, she even did it over the phone once! Unfortunately, nothing was working I was losing hope that I would ever feel like myself again.

One day, around September 2016, I felt like I was dying from the inside out and I was back to point zero. I locked myself in the bathroom and I just begged to die, to end all the pain I was feeling. That's when I realized that none of this treatment was working and I was just damaging my body and mind even more.

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So around October 2016, I started a different treatment, a natural one where my cure would come from me and would only depend on me. So it was, for three months straight I had intense therapy for my mind, body and spirit. The first step was believing I could make it, I was so desperate to feel like myself again that I would do anything!

I must say that it was physically and mentally challenging, I cried in every session, I got angry, frustrated, sad... But after one month I was medication free! I started to understand my mind and my feeling. With that, it became easier and easier to control my emotions and, by the end of December, I was feeling good for the first time.

I never felt like myself again and you know what? I'm glad I didn't! Because the person "myself" used to be was not a healthy and strong person. That's what I am now, so no, I don't want to feel like myself ever again. I want to always feel me!

Hopefully, this post will inspire you and remember that life isn't about finding yourself, it's about CREATING yourself.
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If you have any questions about my journey against depression please feel free to comment it downstairs.
In the future, I'll write about all the things that I did and will give some advice that I took for myself during this journey.
See you soon!


Fighting Anxiety and Depression

Monday, 22 August 2016

When you suffer from Anxiety and Depression it's hard for you to enjoy life on any consistent level. You're hardly ever experiencing a peace of mind. 
You're often fearful, worrisome, and unhappy. You don't like being this way but you don't know what to do to change. 
Things are too much work and no one understands the way you feel. Not to mentioned that you wear yourself out with your thoughts and "What-if" thinking.

Since 12 of May 2016 I've been treating my Anxiety and Depression with a Psychiatrist and believe me, the hardest part was to admit that I lost control over my mind, I would cry rivers for no apparent reason.

My mind and body were shouting signals and I was ignoring every single one of them because I didn't want to lose control. Then one day, I lost it completely and went to my first ever Psychiatric appointment. 

My treatment as had some ups and downs but thanks to it I found a lot about my body and my mind as well.
I'll keep you up with updates about this whole new healing chapter in my life, so bare with me if you don't see posts as often as usual.

Why I Became A Dressaholic

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Helloooo everyone! I hope you're all doing well and because Summer is just around the corner (to my displeasure) today I'll tell you why I became a dressaholic.

I used to be such a tomboy when I was younger, I did karate and I always wore jeans and t-shirts. The first time I wore makeup was when I was 19 years old and oh boy, that was an adventure!

After living in London for almost two years, I was so inspired to change my entire wardrobe to more of a 40's and 50's kind of style, of course I still have a LONG way to go but I became so addicted to dresses that they are, now, the only thing I wear.

So here are the main reasons why I only wear dresses:

1. It's so easy to get ready in the morning, I put a dress on and BOOM I'm ready!


2. I always look so put together.


3. It gives me that Disney Princess vibe.


4. It's the best outfit for all occasions in my life (even in that time of the month).


5. "That dress is so cute! Where did you get it?" awwwww music for my ears.


6. Dresses are a confident booster, I can feel sexy, cute, princess, warrior, whatever I want!


But, the most important thing!


I hope you liked this post and hopefully I can start writting more again (I sound like a broken record in all my posts). I'll try, I promise!



Knitting vs. Anxiety?

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Hello, everyone! I started knitting in November and suddenly I find myself with a new hobby and spend loads of money on yarns.

One thing that I noticed with knitting was how my anxiety reacted to it, recently I had so many anxiety attacks and usually I’m really good at hiding them, I just go to the bathroom I’ll do some breathing exercises and focus on something completely different and in a matter of 5-10 minutes I’m ready to take on the world again.
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However, in the past months, with my knitting projects, I noticed that my anxiety was still there but not on the spotlight as often. So after researching the benefits of knitting, I came across some conclusions that I can relate with.

It gives you a sense of pride!
So true! When my mom taught me the knitting basics I was so frustrated! All I said was “This is so hard! I’ll never be able to do this!” and that being said, kudos to my brother that immediately told me that he wanted a Ravenclaw scarf from the Harry Potter movie. So after a few videos on YouTube and a LOT of practice, I started this huge scarf. When I finished it, me, my brother and husband looked at it like it was magic! I felt so proud of myself, it will always be my first big project :)

Knitting can be so relaxing!
A lot of simple projects can be very repetitive and with that you can simply zone out and enjoy little things. For me, there’s nothing better that knitting and watch Sherlock’s Series on Netflix.

Bye bye stress!
I consider myself a stressful person, which is logic because I have anxiety, stress and anxiety are like mean lovers, so the rhythmic motions and sense of focus that knitting requires can help distract from symptoms of anxiety and stress.
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And that's it! I really love this new hobby, it has developed my creativity and brought a lot of benefits to my mental health.

Do you have any therapeutic hobbies? Let me know in the comments below :)


The Owl Dress | Outfit

Monday, 4 January 2016

Hello, everyone!

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts lately but like I said, it's quite hard to be a full-time worker and a blogger. The Holidays might be over but there's a LOT of work that needs to be done at the office so by the time I got home, I was too tired to blog.

However, now I've worked around it and as a 2016 resolution, I will blog more, even if it is random posts that have nothing to do with Fashion or Beauty.

But today is another Fashion post and I was finally able to get my hands on this amazing Owl dress. This dress has my name all over it! It's super cute and the pattern is to die for!









This has been my go to dress and these shoes, I absolutely love them! It's so hard to find good shoes for my tiny feet.

That's it for this post, I hope you liked it and let me know in the comments if you would like to see more personal posts about me and my lifestyle and if so, what would you like to know about me.

Thank you and I'll see you soon.

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