Helping strangers.

What do we all do when we read a really good book or see a great film? We lend it to someone or recommend it to someone, who we think would like it or benefit from it. Which is great, passing on good stuff, helping our tribe out. But what if we expanded our feelings [...]

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Schools are pumping out half-made humans.

It seems to me that the education system is too focused on making a living rather than making a life. There’s always exceptions of course, but generally speaking in at least the standard UK curriculum, schools aren’t incentivised at all to provide education to create well-rounded, happy, healthy, decent human beings. It’s not a priority. [...]

My Bloggers Sunshine Award nomination

One of my favourite bloggers Terrance Brown nominated me for his Sunshine award and I’m thrilled. I’ve never heard of this before but it’s something bloggers give to other bloggers who they admire and appreciate the work of. The rules:
 According to the rules, a nominee should: • Thank the person who nominated you. • [...]

How I landed in depression by ignoring all the warning signs.

There were at least four warning signs in my life, that unbeknownst to me, were signalling depression on the horizon. If only I could have stopped to reflect on how I was feeling at the time, and sought help before things got really bad. But I didn’t listen to how I was feeling at all, [...]

#Thedress that made the world talk (and fight) about seeing things differently.

“The dress is black and blue!” “No it’s white and gold, you’re wrong!” “No it IS black and blue!!! Can’t you see it?! It’s right there!" It’s fine to have fun arguing over #TheDress but people do the same thing all the time over things like religion, ideologies & opinions. We have a society where difference - such [...]

Acceptance = liberation

Sorry there’s been a lack of fuel from me recently, but now I’ve quit my job I’ll have more time to dedicate to this blog that I love so much! "If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have 3 options: 1. Remove yourself from the situation, 2. Change [...]

Surviving , existing & burning out vs. living

So, I haven't written a blog post in a while, here’s why. I've had the realisation that a lot of my problems are stemming from totally and utter burnout and meltdown, like constantly. There's many reasons for this like stressful work or too many responsibilities. But also your lifestyle and personality/how you look at the world. I've been [...]

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung

Irritation, like most things will be on a big scale. It seems to me like the more something irritates you, the bigger an issue you have within yourself and this outside irritation is reminding you of that issue subconsciously. In my opinion, it can become a barrier to empathy/connection/understanding.

What would it be like to live a more liberated existence?

This is Simon Amstell's live at the BBC 'Numb' show, he talks about all sorts of great things, including the part I'm choosing to focus on for this blog post: He has some astute thoughts on the current human race and society today if he was to leap into the future and look back on [...]

Dude, don’t be a bully to your inner child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOWqSPJZtmA&feature=em-hot-vrecs "The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don't have, the happier you will be. You really will be happier in life if you can let go of the things you will never have." - Amy Poehler She talks of gratitude for what our [...]