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 →
"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 →
Things are a bit strange at the moment (in case you haven't notice). I am not going to go into the details of Covid-19 because I am petty sure that you are fully aware of it. But for those with mental health struggles, this can all be quite triggering. So I wanted to lay out... Continue Reading →
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.
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...
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 →