Essays · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

We can free ourselves by thinking less black and white. Less us and them. Less "you are or you aren't". Because life should be lived on a spectrum. And this spectrum both sets us free and connects us...   Personality & Identity We are never fully formed. People will have you believe that once you… Continue reading Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

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The Three Morals of My Current Story

My current work in progress is a novel about five young artists at an art school (university) in England. They've all got their fair share of problems and at the school, they are able to confront these and finally better their lives. I wanted the theme of Identity to be at the centre of the… Continue reading The Three Morals of My Current Story

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

What to Say to Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health

When I say "struggling with┬ámental health," I don't just mean "mental illness", as someone can suffer from poor mental health without having a diagnosed (or diagnosable) illness. Mental Health and Mental Illness are two different things, though linked; much in the same way as Physical Health and Physical Illnesses or Disabilities. Firstly, there is no… Continue reading What to Say to Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

List of Alternative Therapies for Mental Health

Traditional therapy may not be for everyone, I know, so here are some alternatives. Some of these are real, recognised forms of therapy to help treat mental illness or better mental health in general; others are therapeutic exercises or activities that many find beneficial to their mental health.   Holistic therapy This is just a… Continue reading List of Alternative Therapies for Mental Health

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Why Self Awareness is All You Need

How many times have you found yourself saying, "I didn't realise" or "I didn't mean to" or "why did I do that?" Common phrases, aren't they. Sadly, not enough of us are aware of the world around us, the people around us, or what is going on inside of ourselves. However, this can all be… Continue reading Why Self Awareness is All You Need