Poem & Book Review: “When Breath Becomes Air”

Living in the Moment Take the unexpected track, it's unexpected even to you. Do something different, do something new. Maybe it works out, maybe it won't. it's your choice if you try though, and yours if you don't. Maybe you shouldn't, maybe you should. Try every day though, know that you could. Enjoy what comes … Continue reading Poem & Book Review: “When Breath Becomes Air”

Rebalancing: Living whilst Working

This week, I took a self-care day off. Working 5 days is the norm, but it doesn't mean it's healthy. Right now, work tires me out more than when I worked 12 hour shifts 3 times a week. Technically, I get more time to sleep and recover, but mentally it's a challenge to stay focused … Continue reading Rebalancing: Living whilst Working

Painting the Forth Bridge (via MentalHealthCop)

Just read a review post about the police and the mental health crisis, and it bought me back. This paragraph about the AWOL patient, especially caught my eye: "They had re-detained an AWOL patient in their area, who was missing from a hospital in our area. The NHS were unable to offer a solution which … Continue reading Painting the Forth Bridge (via MentalHealthCop)

Transcendentalism Eco-Inspo

It's 2020. I've trashed almost all my old drafts. I'm not the same person I used to be, but no-one is. My old self wouldn't recognise me, but I don't recognise her, because I'm different now. My future self will also be a stranger. She'll be more, and different. Each day we get more damaged, … Continue reading Transcendentalism Eco-Inspo

2019 Resolution Theme Review: “Aesthetic”

My resolution for 2019 was "Aesthetic". Lifestyle YouTuber Lavendaire uses themes like "Lead with Light" and "Explore and Experience" to shape her goals and mindset each year. Like her, instead of picking a goal, I choose a theme for each year. (See her 2019 video below). https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=84&v=0Py6sFG_w68&feature=emb_title For me, Aesthetic meant lots of self care, … Continue reading 2019 Resolution Theme Review: “Aesthetic”

If Speech is Dangerous, Not Speaking Is Too

This post is mainly inspired by Mel from "Cussin' and Discussing", who is one of my favourite bloggers. Their well-written piece about the pain of emergency speech when your body isn't built for it is incredible. I can't claim to feel the exact same way about talking as Mel does, but their words are excellent … Continue reading If Speech is Dangerous, Not Speaking Is Too

Kindness is now a Luxury Good

Why are there not more simple acts of kindness by ordinary working people? Why should Corbyn-like idealists live puritan lives in an effort for the greater good, whilst the greater mass of the population think nothing of commuting to work in a car every day, and flying multiple times a year, buying bottled water, wrapping … Continue reading Kindness is now a Luxury Good

Confession: My Best Self Doesn’t Want to Eat The Rich

I started this week thinking how much I want to punch rich people in the face. I know, I know, that's not kind behaviour. It's angry and ugly. It's peak "tolerant left". Forgive me, okay? I'd just spent half an hour listening to a colleague talk about her fancy new car, her gorgeous holiday, and … Continue reading Confession: My Best Self Doesn’t Want to Eat The Rich

Take Risks, Relax, and Grow Because You’re No One Special Yet

It's easy to feel like obscurity makes effort meaningless. But do we have to see it that way, and isn't there maybe a  more positive way to look at this, which is more motivational and productive? Instead of being a failing, it's pre-success. There's nothing to lose by being nobody and trying your best, or … Continue reading Take Risks, Relax, and Grow Because You’re No One Special Yet

Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better

  The internet has had a reputation as a cesspit for years. People are braver and more aggressive online to the point where “the comment section” is a by-word for a snake pit of vicious, circular and vindictive arguments. It shouldn't be a surprise that it’s only after this new online frontier that the phrase … Continue reading Cooling Off Instead – Healing My SJW Tendencies For the Better