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What are you ready for?

Are you ready for yourself? Are you ready for the limitless love that's in your heart already? Are you ready for a million passions?   Are you ready for the…

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,…

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 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…

Intelligent people and counsellors

You've noticed that you have a problem. Mental health, emotional health. Or you've reached out for support through a difficult time. First of all: well done! It takes a huge…

You’re not stupid

Stupid is a stupid word.   If you don't know something, you don't know it. You're not stupid because you don't know it. You can learn it. If you can't…