This is my family. They are very different (the guinea-pigs hide in caves under the ground, the dog hunts animals) but they give me a Feeling of being at ease and protected. It took some training (and a lot of dog cookies) to make them accept one another. I know that no animal can replace a human being. But since I have got these 3 animals I feel more at home in the world. I wonder less about People who have hurt me in the past because I spend my time outdoors, going for a walk with my dog and looking for herbs for my guinea-pigs. Like this I am more in contact with mother nature and other people. Also I am more generous with my Friends and other people because I feel less lonely. I am more Content with my own life and less dependent on what others do or don’t do. This is what I wanted to share with you, dear Readers.
I sometimes feel like my assistance-dog Kalle: Under a huge heap of blankets I try to “recover” and “be myself” again. I then have the feeling that my illness /depression will go on forever. This seems to be something that my dog doesn’t do: Although he was suffering after the operation he could “turn on” to joy more easily (see photo below). Each day we went for a walk a little bit longer. Now he has become his good old self again. When I was diagnosed with “Burnout” and entered the psychosomatic clinic I could not imagine that I would ever feel energetic and happy again. Looking back it had been a long way, but I know now that every step-even the little steps backwarts were worth it. On this Website I put a reading extract describing my time in the psychosomatic clinic. It may be of some help to you.