Let me take you to that moment in your life when you’re stood in the shower, the water running down over your shoulders. You’ve lost track of how long you’ve been in there now. Maybe half an hour. Maybe an hour. Maybe more. Your body is present but your mind is at the furthest possible… More Anxiety and Decision Making: How To Take The Leap
‘The moments you think I’ve given up are the moments I’m fighting the hardest.’ Okay, so I didn’t turn up to work today. You might think I’ve let my battles overcome me. You might even think they’ve won. You might just view me as lazy and unmotivated. You don’t really understand why I couldn’t get… More Anxiety Explained For Friends Who Might Not Understand
I often wonder exactly what I should be posting on this blog. Should I keep all my posts inspirational and uplifting? Or should I include honest accounts of the days in which simply rolling out of bed seems an Everest like mountain to climb? It’s a conundrum I’ve been facing quite often as of late… More ‘How are you?’ Do you really mean it?
I very nearly burnt myself out. In fact I think I came about a week away before I stopped myself. I knew I couldn’t do any more. I had to make what I’d achieved up until that point work for me. I week later I was on a big jet plane flying to the UK… More One Year Later: Reflections On ‘UK 2014’
Twelve days, three countries and countless memories to last a lifetime. This blog has been a long time coming. In fact it’s the first blog I’ve posted since returning to London earlier this year. The last six months seem like six days! In total over the last three years I’ve lived here in the UK… More Are You Living Or Simply Surviving?
Today I am grateful for all that I have and for those in my life who make what I have worth having. #blessed #lifeisgood
The 22nd year of my life (that’s the time I spent being 21 for those of you scratching your heads thinking I was turning 22 today) has certainly been one of my favourites. While some question marks in my life have grown in size, the sheer number of these annoying quandaries that were hanging around… More The Birthday Blog: I Will Love Better
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,… More The Sydney Siege: Where Does This Leave Us?
A few days ago I happened to stumble across a YouTube video I posted a little over a year ago. Its title doesn’t leave a lot to the imagination… ‘Acne Is A Bitch’. Yes, that it is. It’s funny watching it back after all this time. One because I’m hilarious. But two because a lot… More Video: What My Acne Battles Taught Me
The greatest gift we can ever receive in our lives is life itself. We defied the odds. We are lucky. So lucky. Grateful I am for this opportunity. To waste I will not let it go. I am victorious, from the moment I was born. My life was not formed out of chance. Ludicrous it… More How Shall Our Generation Be Defined?
My heart begins to race. Simple conversations with friends and colleagues grow harder. My confidence drains away. “Why would they want to talk to me”, I say to myself. Silly thoughts. I slowly begin to avoid conversation. The anxiety of picking up the phone to speak with people ascends to record heights. I clock watch,… More How It Feels: A Day of Anxiety
Earlier this year I made myself a pledge. Perusing the pages of Twitter, as I do, I came across an initiative instigated by the Australian depression and anxiety initiative beyondblue. A mental health pledge it was. It got me thinking. What would my 2014 mental health pledge be? After years of cycling through the highs… More My Mental Health Pledge