Laughing at Anxiety – Or With It – Or Something

[I originally wrote this article for the Huffington Post – click here to see it in its natural habitat] Laughter is the best medicine. (Unless you’re trying to treat insomnia, in which case laughter is at best highly inconvenient or – more likely – annoying beyond belief.) But how useful is laughter for the anxious? […]

Shoot The Moon (And Aim For Happy)

In the addictive card game, Hearts, the play that scores the most points is known as ‘Shooting the Moon’. I’m greatly in favour of this. The moon has sat there for long enough, arrogantly watching over us. For aeons it has floated judgementally over the Earth, thinking it’s better than us, all ‘romantically’ flying around […]

Book Release: Immediate Aftermath

The book is out! Honestly, it was actually out two days ago. But somehow, amidst the madness, I never actually posted anything on the actual site. Inner critic: You know it said “Pre-order” on here for two days after it was out? Good god, this is embarrassing. Well, maybe. I’m not sure the consequences are […]

Interview with Anxiety United

Anxiety United have posted their latest podcast episode, centred around an interview with me about the upcoming release of Walking on Custard & the Meaning of Life! It was a really fun chat, and we got into discussion of mental health issues in general, as well as swapping some stories about our own experiences with […]

Blog for Mental Health 2015

I would like to announce that I am joining Blog for Mental Health 2015. This is a global project for raising awareness of mental health issues. Inner critic: Thanks, Mr. Obvious. I think we all figured that out just from the name. No need to assume everybody is stupid just because you are. Not now, […]

Guest Post: “98% of Fears”

To my genuine surprise, today I’m posting a guest blog post! It had never occurred to me that anybody else would want to write something for this blog, so I was absolutely delighted yesterday to find this post in my email inbox. Apparently Ian Denny had an idea and felt sufficiently motivated to write it […]

The Little Virus Who Fell In Love

There once was a virus who fell in love with its host. It drifted around in their bloodstream, dreamily content with its lot in life. Every moment was a joy. It was physically joined with its true love, and it had never wanted anything more. One day, after a spate of joyous multiplying, the virus […]