There’s a difference between self-esteem and self-confidence.
I’m doing something scary. (Technically, living with anxiety makes lots of things scary, I guess. BUT this is actually terrifying.)
Ideas of what to do when you discover anxiety.
[post status: a little rough, but there’s something useful buried in here!] Here’s some advice you might hear if you’re dealing with anxiety: “It doesn’t matter WHY you’re struggling, accept the feelings and focus instead on the present” Sounds great. But, then, so does this: “we should confront and heal our past traumas so they […]
You might be interested in this talk I was invited to give recently at the University of Liverpool. The occasion was “Working Conversations”, a conference intended to discuss what a better mental health service might look like. I was invited to share my experiences with anxiety, some thoughts about custard, and to throw open a […]
Instead of my usual musing about anxiety & brains & life & things, today I’m going to answer some questions I got sent about how to write a book. Specifically, my correspondent wanted to know how to write a great non-fiction book. Before you say it… god knows why they came to me. I certainly […]
Super quick update today with two bits of news! On Friday I’m performing at OneTrackMinds in London, an incredible storytelling night about songs that have changed people’s lives. I’ll be telling a story with at least one joke in it, and a lot of vulnerability. OneTrackMinds Tickets available here. Also, the wonderful Harriet from ‘The […]
It often feels like I keep running into the same problems again and again.
I’ve been travelling. I had great plans to work while I travelled. I’ve done some, but mostly I’ve failed to be the super-productive me I envisioned. Staying on top of food, sleep, exercise, seeing people, seeing places, adventures AND work was always going to be hard. I haven’t written several posts for this blog (albeit […]
Today I’m too tired to write a proper post, so my cunning plan is “just not to”.