Developing & Losing Fears

I never use to be afraid of flying but as I prepare to fly home to Northern Ireland for Christmas, suddenly the meat sweats start materializing all over my body and I gulp that little bit harder. To me, it’s just something about being trapped in a tiny little tube 30,000ft up in the clouds…

Poem: A Day As Grey As Today

Have you ever experienced a day, As grey as the grey day today? You know the kind, That makes you less kind. The kind you wished would just go away?   I’ve certainly experienced a day, As grey as the grey day today It made me feel kind, To the man who reminded, Me to…

Bullying In The Workplace

Being bullied is never an easy thing to deal with, and compounding the matter is dealing with bullying from someone at your place of employment. In this situation you really are stuck between a rock and a hard place, for alot of us, we can’t just get up and move jobs or tell the bully…

Why Do I Feel So Exhausted?

At the ripe old age of 23, it’s safe to say that fatigue should be a common occurrence, right? Wrong! Then why is it the norm for me to walk around like a zombie and  to fight to keep my eyes open by noon? Lots of us feel tired alot of the time but we’re…

Poem – Shy

I’m Shy. Is that ok? I know I should meet your eyes more than sometimes. But I don’t. Should I be ashamed?   I get nervous when around strangers. Find I become a stranger in myself. I feel paranoid of the dangers, That lurk just behind the shelf.   I’m angry for being this way….

5 Concentration Boosting Tips

As humans, I think it’s fair to say procrastinating is in our blood, some of us just do it less than others. If you want to be one of ‘those’ productive people  then give these 5 concentration-boosting methods a go: 1. Eating Tasty Food Yes, that’s right munching on blueberries, dark chocolate, avocados, seafood and…

Book Review – Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Book Review – Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Having read this book, I now understand why it has sold over 9 million copies. This tribute to hope against adversity should be testament to the human mind’s astonishing capabilities. Unlike alot of wishy washy self-help books, Frankl’s psychological account provides reason in the…

Alternative London #1

Leake Street, Waterloo/ Lambeth This quirky creepy tunnel encloses all kinds of goodies under it’s archways. From the hard to miss graffiti to the more tucked away eateries offering all kind of delicacies. Such as Banh Bao Brothers , Rat Bar and Draughts. And let’s not forget to mention The Vaults! If you don’t know of…

The Poetry of War

Below are two poems I have written which I may enter into an upcoming competition The competition challenges the writer to explore the concept of national identity, by responding to how it is portrayed in the works of WWII Poets. I chose Timothy Corsellis’ poem – News Reel of Embarkation  The antagonism between fighting for…

Poem – Lost

Lost I feel lost sometimes. Like I don’t fit in. And yet I don’t want to stand out. I just bear and  grin. A broken doll. Is an appearance I feel from within.   But I shouldn’t always play the victim, life is kind to me at times. I only wish I wasn’t just as…

Sigmund Freud – Pioneer or Provocateur?

The name ‘Sigmund Freud’ brings with it antagonistic thoughts in my mind, was he a sexist pig or pioneering psychoanalyst? I was going to enter a poetry competition recently about his findings on ‘civilisation and it discontents’. But something stopped me in my tracks. It was the opinions of others around me when I told…

Poem: Fight

It doesn’t matter what’s wrong or what’s right. If you go left, I’ll go right. I don’t want anyone to know I cry at night, So that’s why I always put up a fight. I’ll fight on a Monday, I’ll fight on a Tuesday. I’ll fight when you choose-a-day, Cuz for me, it’s never a…

6 THINGS YOU’RE DOING THAT’S ACTUALLY MAKING YOUR STRESS WORSE!

Stress – a word on the tip of everyone’s tongue who’s either just f*cked up or who’s fearing that the f*ck up is just around the corner, kind of like your creepy neighbor. So perhaps it’s easy to realize when exactly you may be feeling stressed, but how about we have a little chat about…

Poem – Lost

Below is a poem I wrote in a state of confusion one evening. I was at a loss with what my purpose in life should be. Frustrated that I had so many thoughts in my mind  yet took so little action: Lost I feel lost, There’s a voice in my head that can never be…