We're finding new ways to define it, to cope with it, to lessen its impact and by extension make it easier to cope with.
There is a beautiful quote from the formidable and undeniably troubled Jack Kerouac which goes "Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars". It really resonates with me and is something that makes me think of a particular moment whenever I find myself travelling to new locations, unfamiliar to me. … Continue reading A Whisper In | Brighton
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that dark nights and tiredness, demotivation and loneliness are not infinite. We have been told it a thousand times, we read it in magazines, in inspirational quotes, and it sinks in for a brief moment before we forget it all over again. We wake up, struggle, find ourselves heavier … Continue reading Learning How to Get Up After The Fall Again
There isn't, and most likely never will be, a straightforward answer to the question "How do I stop myself from falling apart?". One of the reasons for that is that, and I'm sorry about this, you shouldn't. That sounds contradictory to the purpose of this post, and possibly a little defeatist but fighting against falling … Continue reading How To Be Productive When You Feel Broken
When you're a creative type of person and you take the decision to pursue a career in one of the many creative sectors, especially those heavily public ones, many will agree that the chances of you suffering some form of mental illness are quite high. That is not to defer anyone from following their dreams, … Continue reading How To Be A ‘Creative’ And Deal With Mental Illness
'Happiness was alien and fragile and Death and Prison were reaching out'
Okay, granted it's not midnight yet as I'm writing this, it's actually currently 7 minutes to BUT the sentiment is the same. Many nights I find myself awake staring at my laptop screen and killing time, too awake to sleep and too tired to do anything huge. That midnight madness where my mind decides it's … Continue reading It’s Midnight and My Mind Is Awake