Hello, my name is Gareth
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Pathways To Happiness started as my healing journal. I decided to document this journey to make sense of the internal problems I faced.
Life was difficult for me, a constant struggle. I felt alone as I struggled with depression, anxiety, panic attacks and self-harm. It felt like I was the only person suffering from these problems and this amplified the feelings within me.
High School was very tough; I was confused by my teenage emotions and how they changed and shaped the way I felt.
It affected my thought patterns which allowed depression, anxiety and confidence problems to set in and firmly root themselves in my mind.
I went to see a psychiatrist’s and was introduced to hypnosis as they explored my mind. The questions and answers confused me further.
It didn’t help that I wasn’t interested in improving myself either. So, no matter how much people tried to help me, I 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.
Don’t Hold Yourself Back
I didn’t realise, 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.
I was progressing in my career, but I was lashing out at my loved ones around me as I thought they were the cause of the problems I was facing.
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 beautiful 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 beautiful it was to be around me.
My colleagues at work noticed the difference. People treated me differently, and I liked it.
I wanted to build a better life for myself and my family. I had never felt so confident in my life before, and for the first time in a long time, I liked being me.
Now would be a good time to start building a better 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.
Life Is An Adventure
Little did I know that the next ten years would such an incredible adventure that brought happiness, love, freedom, understanding of life and joy that has no limits.
After I had learned to meditate, I came off medication that I had been on for a long time.
Every day we meditate as a family. It brings us closer to together.
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 universe.
When we plan content, we talk about it from a higher perspective, to allow ideas to blossom and take root. We believe everyone has a right to live a wonderful life.
Peace, Love and Light to you.