The Hero’s Journey; How to make living in Hell more tolerable.

Suffering is all relative. There's many different types of Hell. It is my belief, that the journey into Hell, through Hell and out the other end of Hell, is The Hero's Journey. For me, for the past 3 years, I haven't been working or living really, due to anxiety, severe depression and burnout. Just surviving, [...]

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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Drugged up zombie or pretty much cured for life?

Depressed people's brains are overactive in certain areas. As Laci Green puts it: "They're ruminating on their own inadequacy and worthlessness to an obsessive point. This over activity is an illness that actually removes people from reality and the research suggests that magic mushrooms block this obsessive activity. People that took part in the mushroom [...]

“My brain is a computer, it will always run, because that’s what it’s designed to do.” – Giancarlo Esposito

http://vimeo.com/62754136 It's taken me a couple of years to come round to the idea of meditation and to see the benefits it will bring my life. I first had to experience a positive reaction and once I had that, there was no going back. Apparently meditating 30 minutes everyday over a long period of time [...]