“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
~ Mahatma Ghandi [1869 - 1948]
Thank you for visiting my blog.
This blog started out in 2012 as an ordinary blog, where I spoke my mind about, basically anything that occupied my mind. As of now, it’s part of my current venture, Daan van den Bergh: the author, the analyst, the observer and the visionary.
I have seen many different people, layers of society and forms of pain in my – relatively short – life.
Domestic Violence has played a significant role in my childhood and at a very young age I was (self-)assigned with the role of guardian within my family. This caused me to lead a very externally focussed childhood. I became a trained observer and problem solver and I never (!) got to know myself.
A friend once told me:
“Most people don’t see the things you talk about, until they’re sixty.”
Sometimes I feel sixty.
I recently finished my first book, in which I share my experience with Domestic Violence and how I overcame my Dysthymic Disorder. It’s currently only written in my native language – Dutch, but I hope to translate it to English sometime in the near future. However, trying to get the book published is currently my main focus.
About this blog
Besides that, I recently found a new voice, which I categorized under ‘Commentary‘. As a trained observer and problem solver, I vent my opinion on topics that I’m passionate about, such as the stigma around mental health, international affairs and society in all its ugliness.
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