Marta

112 Flips | 4 Magazines | 73 Likes | 5 Followers | @cliffclimber | Avid hiker. Intrepid sailor. Intermediate climber. In love with the beauty of the world. Blogging about mental health, overcoming depression and anxiety, personal development and happiness.

7 Reasons To Screw Self-Esteem & Choose Self-Compassion

<i>October 27, 2017</i><p>Today, I will be writing about low self-esteem, and how to deal with it as an INFP. I’m having a bad hair day for no reason. Not sure …

Dear INFP, You're Not A Mess. You're A SCANNER, And That's Awesome.

<i>September 2, 2017</i><p>Do you feel like you’re drifting aimlessly in life, unable to commit your attention to just one thing, because that would mean …

Creativity

5 Books That Changed My Life And Made Me A Better Version Of Myself

<i>April 24, 2017</i><p><b>Hello, my name is Marta and I’m a compulsive book buyer.</b> At home, I have literally tons of them, so whenever I see a bookstore, the …

Best Harry Potter Gifts For Wizards & Witches!

Looking for the coolest Harry Potter gifts? Your gift search problems are over!<p>Ugly Sweater Sweatshirt<p>Looking for the best Harry Potter gifts for …

28 Things I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago: Advice For My Younger INFP Self

<i>April 6, 2017</i><p>I’m turning 28 today. Even though I’ve been an adult for the last 10 years and changed a lot, I still feel like a child’s mind trapped …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

I've been on antidepressants for a decade — here's the biggest misconception about them

I was in the eighth grade, sitting at my assigned seat with a pencil and a green sheet of paper in front of me — it was the class final.<p>Suddenly, my mind went blank. The words and numbers on the page all blurred together and became meaningless. I froze with fear. My heart raced. <i>What was happening</i> …

Depression Doesn't Mean You're Weak. Here's How You Can Have a Mental Illness and Still Be Mentally Strong | Inc.com

There's a pervasive belief that mental illness stems from weakness. But that's not true.<p>Unfortunately, however, the belief is so widely held that some people don't recognize that they're attaching a stigma to mental illness.<p>When I wrote my book about mental strength, I received comments from people …

Mental Health

Are You A Beach Person Or A Mountain Person? This Is What Your Choice Says About You

When you stand atop a mountain, stare as the waves roll by at a beach, or walk through a wide expanse of trees, what are the thoughts that cross your …

Roads

Self-Help Books For Depression & Anxiety That Actually Helped Me

<i>October 27, 2016</i><p>I’ve recently come across a newly published book on depression written by a Polish celebrity. Being full of New-Age waffle and …

Am I Too Sensitive, Or Am I Being Abused?

<i>June 8, 2017</i><p><b>I’ve been recently accused of being too sensitive at least twice. Yes, ACCUSED. It’s never meant as a compliment.</b><p>The first time, it was …

21-Day Meditation Challenge? Accepted! | INFP

<i>July 21, 2017</i><p>Being unemployed right now, one thing I can’t complain about is the lack of time. It’s a great moment to <b>focus on finding my inner peace.</b> …

INFP Depression... Is It Inevitable In This Evil World?

<i>February 16, 2017</i><p><b>To be an INFP is to be a walking paradox.</b> We are authentic, deeply feeling creatures, which makes us the comfortable people to be …

Serendipitous Encounters: When An INFP Meets Another INFP

<i>July 16, 2017</i><p><b>Have you ever bonded unexpectedly with someone you had just met?</b> Sometimes, a serendipituos encounter may change the course of your …

As Lonely As An INFP In An Extrovert World...

<i>May 22, 2017</i><p><b>Let’s make it clear: loneliness is very different from solitude.</b> We are born alone, we live alone, and so we die alone. And that’s OK. …

Best Gifts For Depressed People To Make Your Special Someone Smile :-)

<i>September 7, 2016</i><p>Choosing a gift for someone with depression is a tricky task. When you ask them what would make them happy, “nothing” is the most …

Working For A Narcissistic Boss: On The Doorstep Of Hell

<i>April 7, 2017</i><p>Working for a narcissistic boss is like walking blindfolded on a minefield: one false step is enough to trigger an explosion. It may not …

The Anxiety Of A Mental Health Blogger, Or What My Gremlins Say

<i>February 27, 2017</i><p><b>I’ll be completely honest with you.</b> It’s hard to be a mental health blogger when you suffer from anxiety and try to deal with …

10 Stylish Gifts For Sailors That Every Sailor Will Love

Being a sailor is not just a hobby, it’s a way of life. Every sailor will agree with that.<p>Once you get bitten by the sailing bug, you will never get …

How To Deal With Depression: 30 Things I Do To Fence The Demons Off

<i>January 29, 2017</i><p>Do you also wonder how to deal with depression so it doesn’t come back? It takes time, effort, and requires you to change your …

Self-help

Valentine's Day For Singles: 8 Ways To Show Yourself Love

<i>February 1, 2017</i><p><b>The first half of February is a hard time for singles – especially for those of us who happen not to be loving it. As there is love</b> …

The Wind Makes Me Feel Anxious...

<i>January 27, 2017</i><p><b>Today is my day off at work, and I could make better use of it than just sit at home by the heater and complain.</b> But it’s the …

Mental Health

Let's Debunk 10 Common Myths About Antidepressants

<i>December 21, 2016</i><p>There are many common misconceptions and myths about antidepressants. We don’t mind taking birth control pills, antibiotics, …

Best Gifts For Rock Climbers Who Want To Get High ;-)

Looking for the best gifts for rock climbers? If you’re not a climber yourself, finding a gift that will make your climber friend happy may be …

9 Things You Can Do Every Day To Be More Mindful

<i>January 19, 2017</i><p>Imagine that you’ve just had a delicious hot chocolate, but before you even noticed its taste, the mug was already empty. Sounds …

Mindfulness

Meditation For Depression: 5 Reasons Why You Should Try It Yourself

<i>December 8, 2016</i><p>Meditation for depression is one of my latest discoveries. As most people, I was focused on being productive as a multitasker and …

Meditation

Survival Tips For Seasonal Affective Disorder - Bye, Bye, Winter Blues!

<i>December 4, 2016</i><p>Each year when the dark days come I wish I was a bear, so I could hibernate until spring. Living in higher latitudes is harder not …

The Brain

5 Biggest Deathbed Regrets To Avoid - It's Time To Act!

<i>November 29, 2016</i><p>We are busy. Every day is exactly the same as the other. We don’t just make a living anymore. We need more and more money to keep up …

Fear Of Change: Taking A Step Into The Unknown...

<i>November 15, 2016</i><p><b>Feeling stuck in life?</b><p><b>Want to change your life for better?</b><p><b>Well, why don’t you change it then? Why don’t you take the first step?</b><p>… …