70: Are You A Wage Slave?

70: Are You A Wage Slave?

85% of full time workers are 'not engaged’ by their work. In effect they either hate what they are doing, or merely tolerate doing it.

This terrifies me. For years I was in this situation, until my mental health and a study opportunity forced me out of full time employment.

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66: Express Yourself Daily (ch 3.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

66: Express Yourself Daily (ch 3.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

It wasn’t until I tried writing that I saw major improvements as a direct result of treatment.

Unlike talking therapy, I found that I could express myself far more freely onto a blank page. When I sat down to write, I didn’t have to worry about what the page thought of me. It can’t judge. I could ramble, reiterate and back track without concern for transmitting understanding to someone else.

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64: Hoarder (ch 3: Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood)

64: Hoarder (ch 3: Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood)

I realised just how bad Dad's living conditions were about a year after his death. I was talking to a cousin of mine who had recently become a police officer. It’s not often that you get a chance to have a firsthand glimpse into the seedy underbelly of the society you live in ...

In this episode, I share Ch 3, of Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood,

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63: Become Present State Aware (ch 1.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

63: Become Present State Aware (ch 1.1 - How To Get Your Sh!t Together)

One of the best ways to reduce the severity and duration of a panic attack (or anxiety in general) is to become present state aware.

This involves taking slow and deep breaths, while focusing your attention onto your senses. What can you see, hear, taste, touch and smell right now? Focus on that!

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51: 'A Day In The Life' (Chapter 2 of Under The Influence)

51: 'A Day In The Life' (Chapter 2 of Under The Influence)

In this episode I share chapter two of my first book 'Under The Influence - Reclaiming My Childhood'

“I always knew that my dad was an addict, but it took me a while to truly understand the difference between my dad and my friends’ dads. However, as I moved from primary school into high school, the differences became more and more apparent ...”

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