You are worthy of existing (No post this week)

This weekend I had no energy, and right now I need my energy for finding work. Normally I'd write something now to make up for the gap. But sometimes you've got to accept the limits on your spoons, and make time for self care, in whatever form you need at that moment. We're worthy even … Continue reading You are worthy of existing (No post this week)

This Crisis Is Part of All of Us

This recent health crisis the world is facing feels surreal and inevitable at the same time. We're a closely connected species with masses of technology, but ultimately we're still fragile and biological machines. I've written before that whilst numbers are infinite, humans are not, and that's the limit of our financial economy. We know the … Continue reading This Crisis Is Part of All of Us

Why Capitalism Will Make You Lonely

Lately, I'm reading a book about the language and importance of friendships, by Deborah Tannen, a linguistics professor. As she writes in her book, "everything else is just stuff". Despite this, sometimes it seems impossible to balance with work and everything else, especially if (like me) you have solitary hobbies and faraway friends. It's almost … Continue reading Why Capitalism Will Make You Lonely

What You Can’t Do – “The Modern Worker Enjoying His Liberty”

Every week I try to write a post. Try to prove to myself that I'm a writer, a thinker, an activist. Some weeks it is easier than others. Last week, writing poured from me. Not writing anything would have been harder! Other weeks, it's like blood from a tired stone. Being a consumer and a … Continue reading What You Can’t Do – “The Modern Worker Enjoying His Liberty”

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

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