5G Conspiracy Theorists Need Kindness Not Hate

The future is never clear, but right now it looks like a stop sign. Last week I couldn't post. Despite being inside almost all of the time, with no pressure to go anywhere or do anything, I had no energy. The world feeling like a crisis zone is taking its toll on all of us. … Continue reading 5G Conspiracy Theorists Need Kindness Not Hate

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

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

My Top 6 Easy Tips for Awesome Validation in Mental Health

  There's a shortage of validation for mental health. For most people, the advice they get when they are struggling is generic, archaic, unhelpful, not relatable, or all of the above. If you've been through this yourself, or have tried to help someone else, you'll know it's often hard to know what to say outside … Continue reading My Top 6 Easy Tips for Awesome Validation in Mental Health

Can Persistence Pay Off For You, Specifically?

time on hands by Just Lacey on Flickr

It's a short post this week, as I've been away for a music festival and am also starting a new job this week. I am doing better at posting something every single week. It's been made a lot easier by having a job that allows me regular Monday to Friday hours, and I hope I … Continue reading Can Persistence Pay Off For You, Specifically?

Does Belief have Limits? (feat. a poem)

This week I wanted to write about the fine line between finding yourself, and escaping from yourself. It's hard to put into words, so I hope this poem makes sense. Pains ( A Glittering Gown) Are you depressed or are you deep? Inspired or insane? Going through a bad time or growing through a bad … Continue reading Does Belief have Limits? (feat. a poem)

When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

Trusting myself enough to build habits and build a life and care for myself isn’t easy or simple. It takes resolve and power that you might feel you never had. You might feel you never earned the right to decide that you matter and deserve to exist. That's an impossible argument; there’s no objective way … Continue reading When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This

How To Like Yourself Even When The World Says No

Being true to yourself is a common theme of self help. The advice is generally that being your authentic self will ultimately not be penalised, and that by letting go of hiding your anxieties, you will become more confident and relaxed. Self-help as a genre is divisive. People either lap it up, or view it … Continue reading How To Like Yourself Even When The World Says No