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)

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”

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

“High” vs “Low” Functioning is Outdated; Here’s My Replacement.

Autism labels are controversial. The "high functioning" label leads to ignoring people's difficulties, and the "low functioning" label has been used to devalue people's abilities. Many people grew up unaware of autism, aware that they were "weird" and "different", and are only just now discovering that they are autistic. The diagnosis comes with grief, and … Continue reading “High” vs “Low” Functioning is Outdated; Here’s My Replacement.

Believing in yourself is Freakish and I Love You For It

Believing in yourself is ridiculous and unfeasible. It's unpopular and ludicrous. Believing in yourself is what you're told to do by every wellbeing motivational coach out there. Believing in yourself is the last thing society really wants you to do. Ever met someone who believes in themselves and their right to decide how they live? … Continue reading Believing in yourself is Freakish and I Love You For It

We can Do More Than Punching Nazis

Aren't we all just individuals, trying their best, trying not to hurt anyone but accepting some violence as necessary? Doesn't that fit both the left and the right? The biggest lie politicians and the internet tells us is that any of the issues are simple. In the UK right now, Brexit is a daily example … Continue reading We can Do More Than Punching Nazis

5 Activism Hot-Takes Inspired by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion now needs no introduction, thank goodness. The climate crisis political activism group is making an impact across the globe, including in London, where activists at the time of writing are currently blocking the streets in an act of mass civil disobedience. Inspired by their activism, these are my 5 biggest environmental factors to … Continue reading 5 Activism Hot-Takes Inspired by Extinction Rebellion