My Day at TED X Leamington Spa

Update: The talk is out! Check it out here after reading the story below. Saturday was a huge day for me! I’ve finally made the switch to almond milk, and reduced my dairy intake. It’ll be interesting to see what effect this has on my morning digestion. Also, I gave a TED talk at TED…

Is The Whole World In Our Heads?

We’ve Got The Whole World (In Our Heads), We’ve Got The Whole Wide World (In Our Heads), We’ve Got The Whole World (In Our Heads), We’ve Got The Whole World In Our Heads. This homage to an old hymn gets weird rapidly after verse one, so let’s end it there. Question: Is the whole world…

Loving Your Inner Critic?

I was asked to write a gentle article about self-love and our inner critics for selfharm UK. You can click here to read it over on their website. Inner critic: Save yourself the trouble, it’s rubbish. I think it’s fine. Probably some people will agree with me, some with my inner critic. That’s fine too….

Are You A Waste of Time?

Recently I got a haircut. And, as you might expect, nothing particularly surprising happened. But, as I was paying, the hairdresser asked a question. “Do you have 50p by any chance?” Immediately I sprang into action. I searched rapidly, poring through my wallet, tipping coins into my hand and picking out the right change for…

Wow, This One Guy Totally Explained Anxiety Using Custard!

You may remember that aaaaages ago I gave a TEDx talk about anxiety and custard. Since then I’ve been asked “when is your TED video up?” approximately… a lot of times. Finally, I can answer that question. (Although you’ve probably guessed.) It’s up now. It contains me. Silly doodles. Stupid jokes. Honesty. Ideas about being…

Oh no, I’m Motivated By Fear!

Now that I’m (mostly) successfully managing my anxiety, everything should be great forever… right?! Well, no. Obviously life isn’t magically perfect. (Though of course “less anxiety” is a huge improvement!) This is fine. I never expected perfection. But something else I didn’t expect was that managing anxiety better could itself cause problems.