The Loneliness Pandemic

What is the deal with loneliness? How can we, especially the younger generations, feel lonely in a world so connected? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat... we have never had more ways to connect yet levels of loneliness are increasing. My counsellor told me that every second young adult to walk into her practice complains about... Continue Reading →

Matt Haig Said it Best

"Have you seen the new season of Money Heist on Netflix?" "Did you sign up for that virtual yoga class? "Do you have Disney+ ? You have to get one there's so much to watch!" "This is the perfect time to start learning that instrument!" "Author X has just released a new series of books!... Continue Reading →

The importance of sadness

Sad, somber, melancholy, sorrowful, low, emotional, pensive. Who wants to be sad? No one, surely. Why would anyone want to feel sad? Doesn't that usually mean that something bad has happened? That someone has wronged you, hurt you, disappointed you? Well, quite often yes. We are socialized to ‘just get through things’ or ‘toughen up’... Continue Reading →

The Lessons I Learnt in 2019

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.

A somber side to Christmas

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 →

Boys in Mind

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...

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