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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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
Given the scale and impact of the tragedy as well as the requests from some of you, I decided to share my thoughts, both about the event, as well as its impact on your mental state, the victims families and the world at large.Read More
Effective weightless involves a process that is both sustainable and able to be integrated gradually into your life.
In this episode I share the approach that is working for me, and suggest some of the pitfalls that you should avoid if you want to succeed!Read More
Troy Fumo joins me to discuss his recent MMA championship victory.
We talk about overcoming anxiety, motivation and mental state, as well as his inspiring personal journey from being housebound with anxiety to risking it all in the cage in front of 1000’s.Read More
I have worked as a teacher for nine years. In that time I have had experience in many different schools, across all age ranges, systems and demographics.
Unfortunately, for the most part, there is a lot to be desired. Students are regularly disengaged. They dislike the system and often ‘see no point’ to what they are learning …Read More
It is far better to get a project 80% completed and released to the public than it is to try and get it to 100%.
The better approach is to create a minimum viable product, and adjust where necessary. This approach will have you moving forward exponentially as you will see what is working and what isn’t far quicker.
My response to the ‘controversial’ Gillette advertisement.
I take it down a path I haven’t seen many people exploring.
Namely that regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, Gillette wins. They have got the world talking about their advert and by extension them.
This will result in a massive sales boost. I predict that many more companies will come out with similar social justice adverts moving forward to capitalise on the growing culture of extreme outrage at opposing viewpoints.Read More
Unless you have persistence, constancy and discipline, the chances of your dreams eventuating into reality fall to almost zero.
It takes time to learn the lessons, develop a practice and hone the skills necessary for success in any area.
In this episode I share my journey both in my writing and personal life - where I have come from, to where I am now, to where I want to be - focusing on what it takes to see real results.
Look after yourself as a matter of priority this Christmas.
The added social and financial pressure of this time of year can be the tipping point for those of us with mental illness or a history or trauma.
In this episode I discuss why this happens, and what you can do to manage yourself this festive season!