1. Have You Ever Felt Beaten Up by Your Own Brain?

Allow me to introduce my monkey. This loveable rascal assumed residence in my cerebrum around the time I hit puberty and has been my traveling companion ever since. More >

2. Is Happiness Even a Thing?

Everyone wants to be happy. It’s one thing we all have in common. Even those people who we are convinced wake up every morning with the sole intention of being a massive pain in the backside – however seemingly twisted and unfathomable their methodology – even they are trying to be happy. More >

3. Windmills of Your Mind: The Tyranny of Thought

The problem is not that we think. The problem is that very often, we forget that we are thinking. We take our thoughts too seriously, mistaking them for reality, and in doing so are dragged away from actual reality into a warped world of our own creation. More >

4. 7 Reasons Why the Present Moment is the Best Place to Be

I know, you’ve heard it a thousand times. Stay present… live in the moment… just be here now! This little nugget has been popping up all over the place for thousands of years, and like many of our genuinely good ideas, it’s become a cliché. But don’t be fooled – this particular cliché can be a game changer. More >

5. How Paying Attention to My Moods Helps Me Cope with Anxiety and Feel Better

About twelve years ago I discovered something important about myself. I was a recent graduate working my first “proper” job as a teaching assistant, I was engaged, and I was struggling with obsessive, intrusive thoughts and    anxiety. I learnt a lesson during this time that I have used as a mental health survival strategy ever since. More >