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Ode to the socially anxious

Are socially anxious people always acting? Always completing a stage performance? “Lights, camera, action!” every time they leave their home? I deserve an Oscar. Countless times have I stepped up onto the stage of life and performed until I felt weak. Feigning fascination until I feel faint. The mask seems glued to my face now.… Continue reading Ode to the socially anxious

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Undoing Series: Performance Culture

Continuing with the Undoing Series, today I want to talk about how we are all acting! Yes, that’s right, you deserve an Oscar for the performance you’re always putting on. Let me explain… Even the most authentic, real and honest people will have acted differently at some point. Why? Because different people, places and situations… Continue reading Undoing Series: Performance Culture

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Undoing Series: I’m better than you because my problems are worse… erm what?!

Continuing the Undoing Series, I wanted to talk about our obsession with competition, even for things we don’t actually need or want to “win” at. As the title suggests, I mean how we compete over who has it worse! It’s ridiculous, right, but I bet you’ve said the following before: Well I didn’t sleep at… Continue reading Undoing Series: I’m better than you because my problems are worse… erm what?!

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Why You Don’t Need to Be An Expert – So Stop Trying! (podcast)

Today I'm inspiring you with some advice on why you shouldn't bother worrying too much about being an expert or the best at something. Click to play! BONUS content: I didn't think about this while recording but here are some things to be instead of an expert: A beginnerSomeone who asks questionsCuriousSeeker of knowledgeSomeone who… Continue reading Why You Don’t Need to Be An Expert – So Stop Trying! (podcast)

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Trying to explain what anxiety and panic feels like

Your thoughts come in rogue waves, tumbling and fumbling over one another, demanding to be heard. Hot electricity bolting through your veins without pattern or prediction. Bubbling, boiling bile acidic in your stomach and growing wider and wider. Breaths caught between your chest and your throat, rising falling rising falling rising falling in quick sharp… Continue reading Trying to explain what anxiety and panic feels like

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What I want from my life… (journal entry)

Actually, I do want to settle down. I want the beautiful home that welcomes me everyday with comfort and security. I want a husband I trust unconditionally, who supports me and helps me when I'm weak and failing but claps for me when I'm strong and succeeding. I want to meet my children and find… Continue reading What I want from my life… (journal entry)