I wonder if any of you can relate to this. I seem to have it ingrained in me that when someone asks me to do something, or when I suddenly get reminded about something on my to-do list, it needs to be done now. When I'm at work and I get an email from a... Continue Reading →
We humans enjoy a good stereotype. The cliques formed in school show this perfectly. There's the jocks, popular kids, nerds, drama geeks, goths, hipsters etc. As a society, if there is one thing we have in abundance its sub-cultures. Hippies, yogis, yuppies, gamers, bikers, punks, artists, all the way to liberals, feminists and fascists. It... Continue Reading →
My Netflix watchlist is constantly growing and I never seem to get through it. The number of podcasts that I'm subscribed to is far more than I will ever have time for. I have downloaded so many albums and playlists on Apple Music - trying to enjoy what I know I enjoy as well as keep up with the new stuff. Almost everyday I hear of a new book I want to read, as well as some new app that is supposed to change my life that I want to try.
I am grateful for these unexpected downturns and moments of severe distress. It sounds counter-intuitive but the angst is worth the blinding lucidity it brings about.
A no brainer when we were kids, being ourselves. When we didn't care about what others thought, when we had no one to impress, no social norms to fit into. When societal stigmas weren't a thing we even knew about. But as we start to grow older this begins to change. We start looking at... Continue Reading →
The big city brimming with buzz and opportunity, culture, people and enough going on to keep one busy for a lifetime. Many people only dream of such a place. Especially where I come from. I come from a small beachside village in Cape Town that could fit into one corner of the SW. Somewhere like... Continue Reading →
“Man up”, “don’t be such a girl. These are phrases that most men in our society will be familiar with. They are heard at school, home, among peers and in popular culture. But are we aware of the damage caused by this mentality that we continue to normalise? Although this dogma is one that has... Continue Reading →
As a self proclaimed activist against the mental health stigma in men, this book has been a pivotal piece of my journey. And I hope that it can have the same effect on someone else that may be struggling.
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 →