When we live in a world where perfect is perceived as the norm through the likes of social media and advertising, it can be immensely triggering for some people.
Goodbye, 2019, you ruthless little bugger. You've been a year filled with a lot of lessons learnt the hard way. Lessons that came as the result of a lot of pain, grief, anxiety and isolation. Lessons I plan to take into 2020 to make it a better one. I could write an entire book on what 2019 taught me, but I've narrowed it down to these four lessons.
It's that time of year again. The decorations go up, the Christmas music starts ringing from every direction, and the festivities begin. But for some people this special day can be painted with a veil of sadness. A reminder of what we have lost. A source of suffering, a ruptured wound. If you have been... Continue Reading →
We live in a very demanding society. And if you struggle with anxiety, everyday can feel like a baptism of fire. Some of us (erm, me very much included) get overstimulated very fast. I don't want to speak for everyone but I know that it doesn't take much to drain my emotional capacity and make... Continue Reading →
I was recently asked by charity Boys in Mind to write a piece for their website about my story, my struggles, and how vulnerability has helped me to manage my mental wellness as a man in the 21st century who is battling some nasty demons...
It's no secret that we are in an epidemic of screen addiction. If it isn't a computer, it's a TV. If it's not a TV, it's a tablet; and almost always it is a phone screen. And with all the things our phones can do these days its no wonder we are constantly glued to... Continue Reading →
There are certain practices that I have learnt over the past few years that have become necessities in my life for managing my anxiety. I strongly believe that it's vital to find healthy ways of dealing with life and its stressors and pace. I am not always as consistent with them as I'd like to... Continue Reading →
"The ego tries to prove itself, self-esteem tries to express itself" Think about these words for a second. I came across this statement said by one of my idols Jay Shetty, in an episode of his In The Moment podcast. It really resonated with me, and with the reason I started this blog. When I... Continue Reading →
It was the 2nd anniversary of my mom's passing a few days ago, and this has coincided with me finishing up a book on grief called The Orphaned Adult by Alexander Levy. Because of what I learned in this book, I experienced this specifically heightened period of mourning in a different light. When I lost... Continue Reading →