There's a horrid stigma attached the phrase 'mental health problems.' Undeniably the attitude towards it has drastically changed for the better over the last decade; people are more aware of it now and see that it is a real health issue - you could go as far as to say it's a disability. But there … Continue reading Think
Self-awareness is a truly remarkable and useful trait. Knowing the reasons behind what you’re doing provides much clarity. It helps you make the right choices and protect yourself, and perhaps others. Sadly, not a lot of people are self-aware and when you tell them the truth they don’t like it. Many people find naked, unvarnished … Continue reading Feeling: Human
We are taking it personally because it IS personal. That club was targeted because it was frequented by members of the LGBT community – it was a gay bar... It’s 2016 in Glasgow and I still don’t think I’d be comfortable walking down the street holding another guys hand.
You know the years are creeping up on you when one night 'on it' feels like you've done mushrooms and been eaten by a bear. I recall the days when hangovers were little more the a minor inconvenience; nowadays they frantically smash my knee caps in with a sledge hammer. It's the state of grumpiness I … Continue reading Hangover.
When someone gets good news I’m immediately happy for them; I point out all the positives and genuinely pray for the best for them. When I get good news, rather than apply the same treatment to my own circumstances I instead start to conjure up multiple reasons as to how this good news could, and … Continue reading Happy.
Social progression is something we should all welcome with open arms. It marches our society forward and gives voices and equality to groups that previously were shunned, thought as second class citizens and quite often worse: They were victims to violence. Many bills later and the years of protests are beginning to have a domino … Continue reading Oh, you’re offended?
Whenever I'm trolling Twitter or Facebook every time I see that someone has gotten into a relationship I break out in a cold sweat. If I witness doting quips exchanged between lovers or cute photos of couples I start having palpitations and quickly check my ass for an the expiration date. I'm "used to get kicked … Continue reading Relationship status: Considering getting in the van.
My recent musings have been making me anxious. If like me you suffer from anxiety, you're all too familiar with the crippling sense of paranoia that washes over you from time to time. Having taught myself to control these irrational thoughts, something that has taken a tremendous amount of effort, I'm now left a new … Continue reading Who are you?
How can we grow from a blissful 12 year old, infused with innocence, to an overweight, wheezing man; slouched like a beached whale in a chair? This is my current thinking. I keep dwelling on past flames, former mistakes, my looks over the years. How can I have messed up so badly with the first boy … Continue reading Confession.