Facebook depression: The danger of social comparison

Theodore Roosevelt once said that “comparison is the thief of joy”. Well said I say. I guess there’s always some mug who’s doing better than you so you’re always lusting after the achievements, lifestyle or possessions of others. Once this starts, it infects your psyche Read More …

Is Creativity Dangerous?

Do you need to be messed up to be creative? Do you need to endure some form of suffering before you can really express yourself ‘creatively?’ Look at some of the great artists and you will find they were all nutters. Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gough, Picasso… Read More …

Why can’t I hold the things I love?

What happened to my physical world? My study room was full of the things I love. Records with their scratchy sound, followed by CDs that I could stack in towers of musical categorisation. I had photos on the wall and in albums that reflect my life. Read More …

Did ‘Mindfulness’ Exist Before Technology?

When you think about it, I mean really think about it, the concept of Mindfulness (to be ‘present’ and aware of your surroundings and senses) is quite ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a believer and have probably read every major book written on the Read More …

I’m About to Take the Road Less Travelled

This is all bullshit! Life is dynamic, in flux and can’t be carefully planned and orchestrated no matter what stage of life you find yourself at… Society does well to try and brainwash us about what’s right at what time, but really it’s all just a load of crap. Read More …

Finding Beauty in the Mundane

It’s been too long since I’ve put pen to paper, or the clack of keyboard input to a blinking cursor that mocks me, waiting and waiting for my creativity to find its way to my uninspired fingertips and put letters, words and meaning on this white space… It Read More …

Endless Seasons and Episodes of Life

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve moved. States, cities, neighborhoods, streets and houses blend together in the gypsy-esque carousel of my mind. When I think about the last 15 years I’m bombarded with imagery of different places, cities and homes. A door from Read More …