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A non-ideal day

I wrote out my ideal day. It had all the usual things in it that I wanted to get done on a daily basis. Sleeping, eating, working, family time, fun,…

Stop over-reacting!

How often have you been triggered into a total hissy fit by the words "Stop over-reacting!!" When we're over-reacting, we definitely don't want to be told about it. In fact,…

Why self-help books don’t always work

Long ago, I discovered¬†self-help books that didn't work. Self-development processes that didn't stick. Self-improvement methods that didn't bring about lasting improvements. It's not that these books, processes and methods were…

Are you sensitive or sensitised?

You've heard it too many times already. "Urgh, you're so sensitive" "Why do you have to take everything so seriously? So personally?" "What are you worried about that for?" Annoying,…

Geek stress

Sometimes, we feel bad. Scared, guilty, worried, anxious... All the feels in the general category of 'bad.' When you combine feeling bad with geekly propensities towards intensity, feeling-in-detail, and overactive…

Gifted…and suicidal

You're gifted, incredibly bright, and everyone thinks you've got it made. But you're depressed. Seriously depressed. I first developed depression after sitting my GCSE exams. I was 15, almost 16.…

The rational logic of emotions

Emotions get a bad rap for being illogical, irrational and unpredictable. They get ignored, suppressed and rejected. And they will still drive you to do things - or get in…

Genius mind… hellish emotions

We all know someone - it might even be us - who's super-bright, knows all sorts of stuff, is fast to process information and create new solutions - in short,…