This Father's Day, I'm thinking about TV dads. These wonderful, perfect men who are the hero for their children. Jack from This Is Us springs to mind alongside Randall. They are perfect men, to their kids, though utterly imperfect in reality. And I mean, fathers kind of get to be perfect in ways mothers never… Continue reading Father’s Day Ruminations
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?!
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
Jealousy, like all emotions, serves a purpose. Today, I'm talking about what that purpose is and how we can use our jealousy instead of being consumed by it or letting it turn us ugly. Click to play! xx
In keeping with the theme of the Undoing Series with the Control, Compete, Create culture cycle I think a lot of us are stuck in, I wanted to pop in with a calmer post with just some quotes, inspo, and messages from me which I feel are anti-perfectionist and a good reality reminder! Here they… Continue reading Anti-Perfectionist & Reality Checking Messages for Your Week!
For a few weeks, I've felt a little off. Not bad, just off. An ickiness has settled into my body and I've needed a shift in energy to get rid of it. I've analysed myself, hated myself, beat myself up. I've been a perfectionist and berated myself for not stacking up. Here are my confessions… Continue reading Confessions of an Overthinking Mind (podcast)
In the last podcast episode, I came up with this idea: Control, Create and Compete Culture. We'll call it the 3Cs. Today I will be walking you through what I mean by these things and why we (some of us) have a toxic relationship with them in our society today. Control Firstly, control. I have… Continue reading The Undoing Series: The Control, Create, Compete Culture Cycle
Today I'm ranting about how overwhelm and exhaustion are a given in our society right now. How unhealthy and yet easy it is to feel stressed and tired from the amount of information we are exposed to and the number of things we're expected to do in order to be worthy. Nah thanks! Click to… Continue reading Ranting About Overwhelm and Societal Exhaustion
These books aren’t all categorised as self-help and I think I agree with Leena Norms on YouTube who said that the genre “self-help” is a little confusing anyway. It’s not really self-help, it’s getting advice and help from someone else! And then using it yourself, which is what we do with anything we read, right?… Continue reading “Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed
I think right now I just don’t feel grounded at all. Like my foundations are tectonic plates shifting. It’ll either cause mountains of beauty ... or an erupting volcano or a straight up earthquake. I don’t know which. I don’t feel in control of the outcome. It’s overwhelming, confusing, tiring, discombobulating, and has caused a… Continue reading Journal Entry on Rising Anxiety