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...
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 →
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 →
Mikey Makes Noise - The name doesn't quite bring about images of open fields and tranquil places, I know. A lot of people have asked me why I chose that name so let me tell you. Mikey Makes Noise is a name that has stuck with me since the beginning of my teenage years into... Continue Reading →
This is my new reality. Let those words sink in. Repeat them to yourself. We all go through changes in our lives. A change in career, a change in home, a change in routine. As the old cliche goes, change is life's only constant. But we all deal with change differently. Some of us take... Continue Reading →