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
Some things happen in this life, and sometimes they can be really bloody horrible. There can be events, or people and the things they do to you, mentally or otherwise that can cause so much trauma for an unimaginable amount of time. From then on there are few paths that come from that background, there … Continue reading Do You Ever See Me? | A New Poem
The past few weeks have been a bit strange for me, sort of had a momentary mental breakdown and was trying to piece myself back together. Now I'm feeling better I wanted to write something that represents a lot of the insomniac thoughts that often occur during my difficult moments. Enjoy. A Letter To The … Continue reading A Letter To The Moon | A New Poem
Here's my newest poem and considering its such a brief one I also wanted to briefly talk about the subject it concerns. Lost in The Rush I would rather sit And admire the brief sun As it beetles in through the gaps, Than spend my time in the dark, Trying to get out faster, And … Continue reading Lost in the Rush | New Poem + Discussion