Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Writing Tips

The Villains In Our Lives

In life, and in stories, there are often perceived villains: things or people that cause conflict and pain. In regards to stories, I find the most interesting ones to be when there is no villain. No one that we can see, anyway. Today, I wanted to discuss villains in regards to our own lives and… Continue reading The Villains In Our Lives

Essays · Life & Stuff · Thought Capture

How Does Meaning Influence Our Identity?

In today's Identity Series essay, I'm going deep. Real deep. I aim to cover the following questions in both a philosophical, personal, and psychological manner: What is the meaning of life? Why do we do what we do? How do our choices and beliefs influence one another and then contribute to our identity (who we… Continue reading How Does Meaning Influence Our Identity?

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Poetry

Indecision, Crisis, Paralysis (Poem)

Don't forget to volunteer. not because you're a good person but because it'll look good on your CV. Don't forget to get a degree and possibly a Masters, just to be told that, you don't have any experience. Don't forget to work, get some real life experience. Learn about people, learn to interact, have a… Continue reading Indecision, Crisis, Paralysis (Poem)

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

5 Things NOT to Say to Someone in a Rut

What have you done today? You may think that you're being kind and asking about their day, but the phrasing of this is important to note. You're not asking how their day was or if they're okay, you're asking what they're done. This then brings about some reactions: I must think of something productive or… Continue reading 5 Things NOT to Say to Someone in a Rut

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

GUEST POST: 5 things my depression taught me

Hi, my name is Hannah from the Wellbean blog. When I was younger, the word depression didn’t ever enter my vocabulary. No-one I knew suffered from depression and it just wasn’t something people spoke about (well, in my small part of the world anyway).   I was 20 when I had my first major breakdown.… Continue reading GUEST POST: 5 things my depression taught me

For Fun · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Why Rewatching “Community” Was What I Needed Right Now

Over the last few weeks, I've rewatched the comedy show Community which is set in a community college. Seven misfits are brought together in their studies and the show explores their mental health, life choices, identity, relationships, flaws, and futures while on whimsical, ridiculous college-based adventures. I've not been in the best place so far… Continue reading Why Rewatching “Community” Was What I Needed Right Now

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Worrying About Depression Returning

If you've been depressed before, it's likely that you're like me and you worry about becoming depressed again. Time and time again, you over-analyse how you feel and worry that the depression is coming back, or maybe it's here, or maybe it never left. Stop. Breathe. This post is just as much for you as… Continue reading Worrying About Depression Returning