9 Warning Signs You’re About To Start a Toxic Relationship

As I look back and reminisce about my previous relationships, it’s a genuine wonder why I haven’t been declared clinically insane. Dear God, I have dated some weird and wonderful people in my time. There is the girl who, after just 1 date, decided to go home and fill in […]

Just Because I’m Not Alone Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Lonely

Among the many misconceptions regarding depression, the most dangerous is the widely held belief that if someone looks fine, then they are fine. The truth is – those who are battling depression are the greatest method actors of our time; living every second of every day via a persona created […]

7 Stupid Life Rules You Should Stop Paying Attention To

I hate conformity. I’ll be honest with you here. People think I’m a little weird. Not weird enough to alert the cops, but the kind of weird that might leave someone scratching their head in bemusement when you say something that flies in the face of conventional ‘wisdom’. I get […]

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

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. […]

3 Insane Reasons Why You Will Never Be Happy

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 […]

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

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. […]

Has Anyone Ever Told You That You’re Amazing?

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 […]

F*ck Realism

Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity. Will Smith When I think about the woman I will spend the rest of my life with, I’m not imagining a person who lacks intelligence or has no sense of humour. I don’t want someone who I’m not physically attracted […]

Do You Realise How Lucky You Really Are?

During the summer of 2007 I had a job that was so demanding – I was constantly on the verge of curling up in the foetal position and declaring ‘game over’. It wasn’t that the job wasn’t fun, it was. Or that it was boring, it wasn’t – just that […]

How To Get Over A Relationship – The No B.S Guide

Relationships are intriguing little things. On the surface they seem awesome and we spend a lot of time trying to enter one but 99% of them will end, usually involving some form of mutual resentment and if you’re particularly unlucky, a large loss of cash. Dr Gregory House did once […]

15 reasons why today will be the best day of your life

We spend so much of our lives thinking about the past and the future that we can forget to actually live in the present. The thing is they don’t exist. They are merely false projections of the present. The past is just a collection of days that happened in the […]

Why Do We Always Settle For Second Best?

This is a shorter article today but it’s about something that I feel strongly about. Basically the idea that many people, most in fact, are going through life just accepting whatever comes their way. It’s just a case of picking low hanging fruit. Taking the easy option, remaining in your […]

The Idiots Guide To Being An Idiot

The more I read about personal development, the more I realise that everyone has it all back to front. The goal shouldn’t be to improve ourselves. It should be to screw up as often as possible because that’s infinitely more interesting. If we lived in a perfect world then life […]

5 More completely random and awesome ways to re-wire your brain

If you’re clever (or were simply reading this blog way back in the days before the Mayans lied to us all) then you should remember that I wrote a prequel to this article titled ‘5 completely random and awesome ways to improve your brain’. Obviously there was far too much […]

5 Reasons Why Depression Can Be A Good Thing

  “Hey cheer up, it can’t be that bad. Pull yourself together” Anyone who has experienced depression knows how words such as those can turn our blood into a boiling cauldron of rage . It’s no wonder many of us refuse to tell anyone how we’re feeling when we just […]