Everyone needs a place to let off steam – here’s mine
These days we live in a tedious ‘culture of outrage’, where social justice warriors hover over their keyboards waiting to rip someone’s character to shreds for saying the ‘wrong’ thing. Even more tragic are those people who say the ‘wrong’ thing and then hastily issue a fake apology under pressure from these easily-offended, freedom-of-speech-murdering buffoons. Well, this is a space where I’ll voice my opinion about anything and everything and at times I’m likely to be offensive, even to myself. If you’re offended, please know that I’ve enjoyed every moment of writing something that will offend you in particular. This culture of outrage has to come to an end soon, surely; it’s strangling the hell out of light-heartedness.
You don’t know what love is! … or so I was told by a stranger in a tiny farm shop somewhere near the Cotswolds. By the time she’d finished with me she’d made it clear that, in her view, I’m a selfish, child-hating excuse for a woman, who has no idea what love is and […]
Signs & symptoms of a nervous breakdown A nervous breakdown rarely happens overnight; it takes a long time to spiral all the way down to rock bottom. And that’s the good news: there’s plenty of time to spot the warning signs and sort yourself out before you reach breaking point. Unfortunately many of us somehow […]
Dealing with people who don’t believe you You’ve had a nervous breakdown and are recovering slowly but surely. You’re doing okay – making progress, slipping back, making progress again – but certain people’s comments aren’t helping. In fact they’re causing you undue stress, which is exactly what you don’t need at the moment. Your nerves are […]
What’s stopping you from taking the plunge? This is one of those posts that’s winding me up even before I’ve written it because I can’t bear it when people hold themselves back just because of what other people expect of them. I’ve reached a stage in life where I’m disappointingly far from where I’d like […]
If there’s one thing I’m not scared of it’s being honest about life’s struggles, including showing a side of myself that others might regard as fragile. Human character traits are fascinating to me and I think the more vulnerable parts of our personalities are more interesting in terms of discussion than the more desirable or […]
VIEW LIVE RESULTS I’m aiming to walk 1000 miles as part of training for my 1000-MILES EXPEDITION – join me if you like. It’s not a competition and there’s no time limit; it’s about getting out there and doing a bit more than we usually do. Walk, run, swim, cycle – whatever suits you. Each […]