The hardest thing about depression is feeling sad even when you know you should be happy. In the past I would just put that feeling aside and get on with things. Part of it is not understanding why it even shows up in the first place, and often in the most unlikely places. The feeling of sadness makes you overact to everything, any change in the environment can amplify its affect on your whole...

From Here to There!


The Odyssey of Returning Home to Self As I sit here in the airport, waiting to board my flight to SE Asia, I find myself leaving my old life behind. I ll be honest, having to leave my sons in South Africa has been the most difficult decision I have ever had to make. This alone has broken my heart. But there’s no choice (Read my piece: 6 Years of Depression to know why). I feel somewhat like...



In the past few years, three people in my industry of martial arts (one of them I knew personally) have taken their own lives. If you listened to my friend talking on YouTube, you would say ‘this guy has it together.’ Clearly, he was hiding a dark truth. I start this article with this in mind, as I try to come to terms with my own inner struggles over the past several years.

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