Around this time last year I stood up in 41 degree heat and delivered my story of anxiety and depression to an audience of ~100 at a Lions Club District Convention. It was a special event and I could see the impact I was having in the eyes of the audience. Or rather the little… Read More Is Suicide Humanity’s Greatest Failing?
The stigma around depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses is still a massive issue in today’s society that stops people from speaking out and getting the help they require. As you’ll know, this is a cause I’m tremendously passionate about having represented Australian mental health charity beyondblue at events whilst writing about my own battles extensively on… Read More Mental Health Stigma: The Infuriating Reality
Have you ever opened up your WordPress dashboard and just stared at the screen whilst scratching your head and alt-tabbing back and forth between Facebook or your desktop background? Those days where you have so much you want to say but no idea where to start? Or perhaps those days where you’ll write the first… Read More Suffering From Writer’s Block? Remember This…
This time six years ago I was laying in bed scrolling through my Facebook feed with tears rolling down my cheeks and regret consuming my every movement. Three months earlier I’d dropped out of my final year of school gripped by the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety. Now I was forced to look on in envy at… Read More What I Wish I’d Known When I Finished School
Social media began as social networking; a tool that gifted us with the ability to connect with people from all over the world no matter the distance or cultural differences. Whilst these functionalities still exist, its success has largely been fueled off our basic human desire for a sense of love and belonging and need for… Read More 5 Things We Must All Remember Before Using Social Media
Have you ever logged into Facebook or scrolled through your Instagram feed and been taken aback by all the amazing things everyone seems to be doing? All of their amazing travels, the VIP seats they got at the football, the hot boyfriend/girlfriend they have and that big promotion they just got at work? You compare all of this to… Read More Captions Vs Reality: 5 Instagram Photos From A Depressed 20-Year Old
The internet is brimming with opinions; indeed it has made having and expressing one so easy! But as we furiously mash the letters on our keyboard in response to that controversial Facebook post we’ve just read, are we in fact forgetting the most important thing of all?… Read More How Can We Listen To Others Better Online?
London is an incredible city; its’ beauty so diverse, so captivating, so alluring. My travels over the last three years have led me to live there three times in three separate trips. Indeed it will forever hold a piece of my heart. No doubt I will visit again. For within its concrete maze are many friends I will no doubt have… Read More What You’ll Miss About London When You Leave
So I’ve been having visions recently. Not Sixth Sense kind of visions, though I did watch that movie for the first time (I know right!) the other night. No, I’ve been dreaming of where I can take Greatness Via Passion. If you’re the average hobby blogger reading this post then I’m sure you’ll be able to relate… Read More The Most Important Reason Why You Should Keep Blogging
It’s dark. It’s cold. And it’s been raining for months without relent. I fumble around, slipping and tripping over the endless puddles and debris strewn across my path. The wind throws me from side to side like a rag doll floating atop a stormy sea. My head throbs, my body aches. My eye lids fall faster… Read More ‘The Light Amidst The Darkness’
Conquering depression or anxiety is no overnight fix. Often it will take many years. And even then there will still be times in which the pressures of the life cause us to feel a little down in the dumps. It’s so easy to beat ourselves up in situations like these. ‘Why is this happening again?!’… Read More 10 Simple Ways To Better Manage The ‘Bad Days’
In the words of Pitch Perfect’s Fat Amy, ‘Lesbi honest’. After year’s struggling with anxiety and depression in my latter years of high school, filming that video on the floor of my bedroom was the first proactive step I took to saying, ‘Hey, I’m not okay, but I will be.’ Though despite finding my feet… Read More Ask Yourself: Are You Really Okay?
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… Read More Anxiety and Decision Making: How To Take The Leap
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… Read More Are You Living Or Just Surviving?
It is complex to describe this feeling I get. A sense of panic whilst I desperately play on loop what it is my mind has stumbled across. Until at last I can clasp a pen and scribble down these revelations from within. The gift for doing so an overwhelming sense of relief. I can breathe again.… Read More The Mind Of A Writer At Two In The Morning
Through the field he ran As fast as he could Those chasing fell back He knew that they would. Soon the time came He knew he should slow Though now too late He fell to a low. His spirit now broke Tears filled his eyes Pain now his foe He donned his disguise. People would ask,… Read More ‘Conversations Matter’