Is Personal Development Dangerous for Our Mental Health?

*This is the first of many long-form mental health articles that I will be posting to my site. If this is not your interest, that’s fine; you have been warned!*   There seems to be this culture nowadays of “personal development” and “growth mindset” and “self-development“. These are ideas that none of us can escape….

Rethinking Self Worth

Many believe that their self worth is tied to two things: One, how much money they make; and Two, the awesome things they do. Even if you disagree with this, I believe that most of us subconsciously do attach our self worth to these two things. Firstly, our money. Think about it, money controls the…

Oh January – Poem

Oh January, how you’ve tested me. Poked and prodded and tried to best me. Rejection. Loss. Fear. Sadness. Fatigue. Sickness. Frustration. All of it, inside me. All of it, weakening me. Or is it? Maybe, just maybe, it’s giving me strength. Maybe it’s making me better. Pushing me further. After all, never before have I…

New Year Fitness

As I said in my podcast this week, many people have similar New Year’s Resolutions and goals, i.e. fitness and weight loss. But, as I discuss in the episode Relationship with your Body (and Goals), this pursuit needs to come from a place of love, healing, and positivity. If you want to lose weight because…

Poem for mom on her birthday

I believe that everything happens for a reason. Each mistake a lesson forged by my shaking hands. But there’s someone very special, Who holds my hands when they shake. My mother. Oh, mom. You angel, you. The burdens you bear, The fear you withstand, The trials you’ve suffered. Don’t you know how strong they’ve made…

New Beginnings

What the New Year means to me Not, “New Year, New Me“. Not “New Year’s Resolutions“. Not trying to fix every “bad” thing in your life. Not going 100mph into every goal and dream you’ve ever had then inevitably burning out. Nope. No. Uh-uh. For me, the New Year means a clean slate. A fresh…

15 Things I Learned in 2018

I can be happy when I buy (and own) fewer clothes! This is my lowest clothing haul year ever! I can produce consistent, interesting content, but I still have a lot of growing to do and that’s OK. I can be ME and the right people will come my way and love me for it….