Focusing the Mind: Creativity & Productivity

Spud is a professional musician living in London. He has used his talent to help improve his mental health, and relationship with the world. Here he tells us his story…  Please Note: This story contains a Trigger Warning. “”””””” I’m a professional freelance musician. As such, I have about 10 different mini-jobs that make up…

New Year’s Grieve

I’ve never given much notice to New Year’s Eve, and all the projecting that goes with it. I have enjoyed them, some more than others, but it was never quite the landmark emotional moment that others posted about on social media. Those that personify the year behind us like “2018 you have been a prick,…

Your Own Personal Jesus

I am not a fan of religion. It has a lot to answer for in my opinion. People are kept down, crushed by megalomaniacs under the name of ‘faith’. Furthering their own selfish gains whilst pretending to be all for the common cause. And yet, it is one of the biggest causes of progress. Advances…

The Guesthouse – Rumi

I have often found myself drawn to the poem ‘The Guesthouse’, by Rumi. I remember first hearing it, after a yoga class. Lying on my mat, the words made so much sense. The heart, the soul, the mind, all bound up together. Yet it can feel as though many different forces occupy us. It is…

Imagining the Self: A Tool for Progress

There is power in the imagination. We know this. A child makes entire worlds in their head, spinning cookery shows out of muddy buckets, rocketing into space without leaving the living room. It is used for learning, exploring possibilities, discovering the self. Adults use imagination to create Film and TV, write books, new inventions we…

Coping With Big Change

A big change is exciting and terrifying. It is captivating and debilitating. When you take a big step out of your comfort zone and into something new, it can feel liberating. Like a new lease on life! There are so many reasons to move into the unknown, and take a chance on your dreams. For…

Being Fucking Authentic

“You will have to be completely honest. You will bare yourself, and all of your feelings. Otherwise what is the point? Be fucking authentic!” > Clementine Lloyd (to herself) And there I am. The sweary, punchy hippy. The random smash of different interests, moods, and outlooks. It is like Watch with Mother has been cunningly…