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 →
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 →
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...
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 bear 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 →
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 →
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 →