4 Ridiculously Common Misconceptions About Depression (and how to change your thoughts)

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Depression sucks. It’s the vampire of diseases. It hides in plain sight, waiting to pounce. You don’t hear it coming. It’s too swift and clever for that. It sinks its teeth into your psyche, draining your confidence, your energy levels and your sense of self-worth. You’re powerless to prevent it. […]

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3 Insane Reasons Why You Will Never Be Happy

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Happiness is fleeting. It teases us with its presence, like a Victorian woman pulling up her bustle to reveal the sexy ankle of shame. It arrives with fanfare and promise and before we can truly appreciate what we are experiencing, it vanishes. Sometimes never to be seen again. We need […]

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Yes and No – The Only Two Words You Will Ever Need

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The sense of impending doom was unbearable; I felt trapped, unable to escape the horror that would surely engulf my existence. Every minute that passed felt like an hour; it always does when you have nowhere to go. My time was almost up and I could feel the adrenaline flow […]

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You’re Already Dead! – The Ultimate Guide To Kicking Death’s Ass

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Death is the ultimate taboo subject – something that all of us think about but we rarely bring it up in conversation because of the fear being labelled a weirdo. Whilst there are many articles and blog posts out there that discuss how people deal with grief and the loss […]

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The Most Important Question You Will Ever Ask Yourself

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“What am I actually doing to change my life?” Think about that for a second. I’ll wait… … Seriously, what are you currently doing to change your life situation? Are you one of these people who ‘talks the talk’ but when actually pressed for a bit of action, you retreat […]

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6 Reasons Why Your Life Is Harder Than It Should Be (and what to do about it)

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People love a good moan from time to time. It’s good to get some of that frustration off your chest and out into the open, in fact being a miserable bastard can actually extend your life but that’s a pointless endeavor if everyone wants to punch you in the face. […]

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How a Dead Cat Can Help You Transform Your Life (honestly, it can)

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You want to talk about a dead cat, really? Yes I do but before that, let’s go back a few years. Here is something that may not surprise anyone at all. I was pretty rubbish with girls in my younger days. How rubbish? I hear you cry. Between the ages […]

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Has Anyone Ever Told You That You’re Amazing?

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Do you remember the last time that you really fancied someone? I mean really cared about someone. How every day they would occupy your thoughts and all you could think about is whether they would ever feel the same way about you? Most of us rarely tell anyone how we […]

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3 Confidence Hacks To Kill Your Inner Shyness

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What is confidence? How do we get it? Why have I lost it? Where are my trousers? These are all really important questions that we must deal with throughout our lives but sometimes it can be tricky coming up with a suitable answer. Confidence is fragile. It comes and goes […]

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Stop Using Your Age as an Excuse!

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I sat on the edge of my bed, gazing at the TV – in awe at how this little bald man could manipulate so many instruments to his every whim. The guitar he had strapped on was almost double his size yet his stature and confidence gave the illusion that […]

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4 Terrifying Life Lessons We Only Learn As We Age (and how to accept them)

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Here is a little secret. I have no idea what I am doing half of the time. I plan things out like a regular sane person and I have a vague idea of the future but quite often things don’t always go the way I want them too. Like the […]

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6 Scary Life Situations That We Should All Learn To Love

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Are you allowing fear to challenge your decision making? Life is an assault course with obstacles at every turn. Some of these are real, whilst many are simply imaginary – that is, we place far too much importance and mental effort in worrying about situations that are quite often nothing […]

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8 Awesome Ways To Improve Your Job (that you can try today)

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There are few activities in life more satisfying than pulling out a big wad of cash and blowing it on something you really don’t need. That feeling of handing the better part of your rent money to a grubby handed shop assistant in exchange for whatever it is that floats […]

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The Magic Of Bruges

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If you were around during the early days of this website you may remember that this blog started out as a means to document my struggles as I attempted to change my life for the better. My journey as I quit my job and started my guitar teaching business and […]

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The 4 Biggest Lies We Tell Ourselves Every Day

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The human ego is a very powerful little tool. It likes to jump in front of us, like some kind of invisible shield to protect our frail minds from the big bad world. One of the methods our ego likes to use is to convince us that there are legitimately […]

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