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?
Today I ran 2.5km. A few years ago I wouldn't have wanted to post that. 2.5km is so lame! And I'm not going to pretend that I did it in some kind of super-fast speed either. I'll be upfront - it was an average of 6 minutes 23 seconds per km. Perhaps I'd be better … Continue reading Do run, run, run
The public’s health and societal problems are increasingly being used as bait to rake in the viewers. Why isn’t the media doing more to remove shows that carry mental health risks? Here's my latest piece for the Independent which came in light of the tragic news that a participant from the Jeremy Kyle Show died … Continue reading It shouldn’t have taken a death to suspend the Jeremy Kyle show
Whilst you might be in a good place with your mental health or at least the support you have around you, others may not be. How do you choose to ignore something if you don’t know whether or not it’s real? Challenge him. He might not be worth it, but the people having to listen to his bullshit might be.
A little update on my podcast, which I can't believe already has 6 completed episodes (well....no. 6 is scheduled to go live tomorrow!) Since my last post, I've been lucky to interview Paula McGuire about how she no longer has to live with anxiety, but how anxiety has to live with her and her penchant … Continue reading New on The REALLY cast!