Trigger warning: Panic and health anxiety There’s a theme that runs through all my writing - the media’s impact on our anxiety. And my God, it’s very REAL. I’m not blaming the media. Not entirely. It’s just that, for us obsessives, the combination of health anxiety and health headlines is a bit of a toxic cocktail. … Continue reading How anxiety makes the truth stranger than fiction
I’ve spent a lot of time working with addiction recovery charities over the last few years, and, as I was working on a project this morning, it inspired me to share some of the books I’ve read - and some on my TBR - on the topic. There really are some powerful, honest, inspirational, humorous … Continue reading 10 Books on Addiction and Recovery
Behind Newcastle United Foundation’s #BeAGameChanger mental health campaign and the brand new football-themed meditation track
TW: suicide. A film about grief performed by Chris Connel
A review of Mark Lanegan's powerful memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep
I usually reserve my political anger for Twitter. But this isn't political any more. Or at least it shouldn't be. It's much bigger than that. And I believe that every single family has many stories that will blow Cummings' lame and privileged excuses out the water. I am writing about just one family. My family. … Continue reading EVERY family’s experience of lockdown will expose the privilege in Cummings’ weak excuses
I realised that, whilst I might not have felt anxiety like this since 2015, the world hasn't experienced anything as significant as Covid-19 since WWII.
Anxiety can happen to anyone...even my 'should've been a reality TV star' friend Paul
A very personal blog post about body image and poor self esteem
Who made up the rules about what illnesses or symptoms should be shameful?