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Justice, love and kindness

Love comes first. Love in action is kindness. Love in public is justice.   Love.   The first guideline is: be kind. Avoid doing harm. Avoid harm and strive to…

Gardening your mind

Self-development, mental-development, is a process. It's not an A to B process. You can't go to point A, follow the path to point B, and leave it at that. It's…

Suicidal thinking

I'm no expert on suicidality. But I have had suicidal thoughts. What follows is an account of my experiences, plus my understanding of suicidality more generally.   My first encounter…

A strategy to cope with suicidal ideation

This post started life as a Facebook status, Wednesday 12 October 2016. ----------- An update. Feeling the pain is sometimes easier, way easier, than all the things you do -…

Geek numb

The last of the five-part series: glad, mad, sad, bad, flat. First there were glad, mad, and sad. (Geek happy, geek rage, geek sad) Then bad entered the mix. (Geek…

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…

Geek sad

Sadness isn't something that comes naturally for me. It's something I've had to learn how to feel, recognise, and experience. This article is very much about my own experience of…

Geek rage

If you know me, it'll be no surprise to you that I get cross about things. Ranty, on occasion. Downright furious, too. Being angry is, in essence, "I don't want"…

Geek happy

Em sat at her desk, eyes shining, barely suppressing the bubbling joy inside. Then the guilty and alarmed look in her eyes: "Can I really be this happy about a…

How to tell when you’re ungrounded

Being ungrounded happens a lot. You feel a bit off. Not quite there. Or completely over-excited. You've lost touch with yourself. Lost touch with the earth. Lost touch with the…