Why leaving the comfort zone can improve your depression

Even though the feeling of sadness was continuous present, the final diagnosis of severe depression and anxiety came as a surprise. I gave the paper a bright-smiling nurse handed to me in the hospital to my mom. Listed with all my symptoms which were linked to the diagnosing. -This is so you, said my mom. We were both looking at each other, crying, but not because we thought this was a bad thing. We finally got answers on the big Why´s. Why was I sad even on a school free day…

Läs mer

Not your typical kind of city tour

It is a windy Monday morning at the beginning of April with an outdoor temperature only just above zero. Someone who really doesn’t care about the current weather situation is city guide Per Haukaas. He is ready to take locals on a unique tour through Norra Gärdet, a district that might seem a little unusual for being guided through. Driving rain makes most of Stockholm’s citizens flee from the uncomfortable cold this morning. Instead, they seek shelter in cafés to order hot chocolates and blueberry muffins, while Per waits for brave participants a few meters next to the train station. He is a man who knows how to give a good, firm handshake.   -I have colleagues they would cancel if less than two people show up. But I do not, he smiles.  It is 11 am in the morning and a small group of three locals is willing to explore the North of Gärdet, one better prepared for the cold than the other.…

Läs mer