Less is more; the minimalist philosophy.

Many people seem to like a vast choice of everything. For example, things to wear. I can relate to the dopamine hit of new things. Which is fine, but it comes at a cost; the cost of time, energy and money to name a few. I'm finding that less is more. I used to think [...]


One big way we seem to mess our kids up.

In my opinion, one big way people can and do, mess their kids up, is by not being aware of and integrating their own shadow parts of themselves. Shadow parts of ourselves, are the parts of us we reject, and don’t want. It could be anything, including negative feelings we don’t want like anger, sadness [...]

I don’t know what it’s like to be you, you don’t know what it’s like to be me.

There's so much I don't understand. I don't understand the mindset you'd have to be in to want a baby. Or the mind set you'd need to have, to kill someone or go to a prostitute, or to want to jump out of a plane for extreme sport, or what it's like to be schizophrenic, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

What if Game of Thrones was a metaphor for today’s world?

In Game of Thrones, the different houses fight each other to get the throne, but instead they could be banding together to fight a much bigger threat: the white walkers. I think we're in a similar situation. We have all the political parties fighting for a seat in power and countries fighting each other for resources. [...]

Don’t ignore the ideology and attitude of the party you’re voting for: Promises can be broken.

Don’t focus so much on the policies that you ignore the ideology and attitude of the party you’re voting for. Once people are in power, policies can change and promises can be broken. But if you trust that the leader cares more about doing what’s right than saving face, I think that’s worth taking into [...]

Success defined by society: Keeping up with the Jones’

I think we should redefine the definition of success from monetary based to happiness. Would it be worth the risks to the economy? In my opinion it would, everyone would be happier generally, enjoy their lives more, have less regrets, follow their intuition more and we wouldn’t be destroying the planet. But society has heavily [...]