Long hours, traffic and stress … at least you are paid well.
Every morning you are in a rush. Cringing at the shrill alarm, you relish the warmth for another second. The sheets are hugging you, the bed is soft. It is almost pleading with you to stay ...
In this episode I release part 1 of Wage Slave, and talk about how good pay can trap people in crappy jobs.Read More
There is a lag between taking action to improve yourself (diet, exercise, meditation etc) and noticing the results of those actions.
Keep this in mind whenever you start a new positive habit. If you know that it will take a while to see any benefits. then you will persevere with it long enough to actually see those results.
For me, sticking to a morning ritual is key, both for my mental health, but also for my productivity. In this episode I break down my morning, I talk about why I use a routine, as well as how you can implement one in your life.
My mornings in a nutshell:
- Wake at 6am
- Green tea with jasmine
- Meditate (40 mins)
- Black coffee
- Russian language lesson #1 (3 mins)
- Exercise (45 mins)
- Russian language lesson #2 (3 mins)
- Prioritise my day (3 mins)
- Respond to social (5 mins)
- Post on social (5 mins)
- Cold shower
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If I could only choose one treatment option to manage my mental health, I would choose Mindfulness Meditation.
It is the lead domino for mental health. It will enhance your focus, clarity and ability to detach from negative thoughts.
You have done the impossible, but it just doesn’t feel that special because it is a thing of the past. You have grown since then. The person that found it ‘impossible’ no longer exists. Thus it is increasingly easy to discount those accomplishments.
Try to remember how hard it was, and despite that difficulty, you persisted and succeeded any way.
Realise that this will happen again. What you think of as impossible, will (with time and effort) be overcome, and it too will become easy.
How can you ever know if one person is worse off than another? Given that we all view the world through a subjective lens, this may be impossible. In this episode, I talk about how I approach this issue, and use it to help myself and others.Read More
Complaining about something does nothing to fix the problem. Unless you realise that you are responsible for your healing and recovery, it won’t happen.
You need to seek therapy, do the meditation, read the books and take the medicine. No one else can or will do it for you!
Slow breathing relaxes the body which in turn relaxes the mind.
Being told to take ‘a slow deep breath’ is so cliche that it is often not even attempted. This is a shame, because it really does work …
Two days ago, I experienced the worst PTSD flashback of my life. It was of an intensity that far exceeded anything that I have ever experienced before in my life.
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”With a coy smile she bit her bottom lip. “I’m nervous, it is my first time you know?”
Blushing a little, she went on. “Well my first time since … changing.”
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By definition, those of use with mental illness think differently to ‘normal’. With that in mind, how can we know if we can trust someone with mental illness? And as a sufferer of mental illness, how can we gain the trust of others?
In this episode I talk about judging people based on actions, not labels.
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“It wasn't until I was in around grade three that I realised exactly what was happening. On practically every car trip that my father took us on, he was dealing”
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A large percentage of my life was lived in fear. First for my physical safety, then for my emotional stability and finally for peoples perception of me. Fear and anxiety has held me back for far to long, and has caused me to miss out on many opportunities.
In this episode I break down how I am systematically addressing fear and anxiety in my life and how you can follow my lead, as well as discuss the importance of acquiring positive role models in my life.
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“He knew his time was running out, yet he was okay with it. Even before he was diagnosed, he knew where he was headed. His fate was the same as everyone’s - Death”
Today I am reading out a short fiction piece called “I Am More Than Just A Dying Car” - click to listen now
In this episode I answer four supporter questions:
1) What are some natural ways to manage depression?
2) Can you talk about Bi-Polar disorder?
3) What are your greatest fears?
4) What projects are you currently working on?
In this episode I deconstruct the the impact of grief on my mental state and its relationship to dissociation. The catalyst being my dog Max. He suddenly became very sick and may not make it.
This has caused me to introspect, both on how I am feeling about his situation, as well as how emotionally poignant events impact my mental state as well as how I respond to them in turn…Read More
You can’t be as good a parent, sibling, friend, employee, boss, or anything else if you are emotionally drained, compromised, or suffering from a mental affliction.
The better you are, the better you can help others.Read More