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.
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...
"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 →
I recently wrote a post for Tom Watson's website, Get a Grip on the importance of connectivity and Tom very kindly offered a piece to me to publish on my blog. A candid documentation of his social media detox, something I found very admirable of him for doing and documenting. See his fascinating observations taken... Continue Reading →
This is probably going to be one of the toughest posts I write and I am not entirely sure where it's going to go, so bare with me. Its time to delve into my complicated history with food, health and my eating disorder. This is not something I feel comfortable speaking about openly. I have... Continue Reading →
Recently I watched a TED Talk by Susan Cain about the power of introverts, and something she said really stuck with me. She spoke about small talk and how she, as an introvert, avoids it as much as possible. This sat with me because I have always swayed away from engaging in small talk. Be... Continue Reading →