The History of Pathways to Happiness
Pathways to happiness started as my personal journal a long time ago, I decided back then, to document as I found new ways to make sense of the internal problems I faced.
Life used to be very difficult for me, it felt like a constant struggle. I felt alone as I struggled with depression, anxiety, panic attacks and self-harm.
High School was very tough, I was confused by my emotions and how they changed and shaped the way I felt.
This affected my thought patterns which allowed depression, anxiety and confidence problems to set in and firmly root themselves in my mind.
I was sent to see psychiatrist’s and was introduced to hypnosis as they explored my mind. They added to the confusion, no one knew what to do to help me.
It didn’t help that I wasn’t interested in helping myself either. So, no matter how much people tried to help me, I just could not see the help they were offering.
After I left school, I went to college to get a qualification and then got a decent job in the IT sector. The problems I had before were still there, but now I had learned to ignore them.
I didn’t realize but at the time as many other points in my life, I was holding myself back. At work, I felt that I was not up to the tasks that people asked me to do.
As I got older I got unhappier, I was progressing in my career, but I was lashing out at people around me as I thought they were the cause of the problems.
When I turned 30, I hit rock bottom, my depression escalated, and the relationships with the most important people in my life were suffering.
My anxiety kept me awake at night. Panic attacks set in which meant I did not sleep very well.
I would worry just about everything even things that I had no control over and it would consume me for days at a time.
My confidence plummeted and I felt like that I was missing something, despite being a husband and a father to two wonderful children.
I decided to go to my local doctor who prescribed anti-depressant medication for me.
After a week on anti-depressant tablets, my family started saying how nice it was to be around me. My colleagues at work noticed the difference. I started to notice people treating my differently and I liked it.
I wanted to build a better life for myself and my family. I had never felt so positive in my life before and for the first time in a long time, I liked being me.
I also wanted to know why I had depression and why I felt depressed. What caused it? How could I stop it?
I wanted to get to the bottom of my confidence problems and deal with anxiety once and for all.
Little did I know that the next 10 years would be filled with such wonderful adventure that brought happiness, love, freedom, understanding of life and a joy that has no limits.
I am off the depression tablets and every day we meditate as a family. We follow a spiritual way of life that allows everybody to have their own opinion and we respect that.
Pathways to Happiness has expanded to a group of like-minded individuals who have come together, to share knowledge and love.
We believe in a brighter future where love and joy inspire people to enjoy life and be the creators of their own universe.