So why am I talking about triggers in a MHM Myths post/vlog? Triggers certainly aren’t a myth, but I wanted to talk about an unsettling trend I’ve been noting over the past fews years. That trend is people using the words triggered/triggers/trigger to describe *possibly* upsetting/distressing/emotionally taxing content in things they haven’t seen (books/movies/news stories […]Read more "MHM Myths – Triggers"
Hello to 2016 and sort of a new/old direction for this blog. These MHM posts will continue, with links to the videos but I won’t link or blog about the book videos anymore, though I may do the odd review on here too. Anyway, to today’s topic, very relevant for January. Resolutions. Specifically, how the […]Read more "MHM: Resolutions and Depression"
Today’s MHM will be brief. We all know important it is to share, to be honest about what’s happening in our heads and in our lives, but it can be difficult to do so. The primary reason for that is the reaction of other people; oh other people, how they fail to mitigate our fear […]Read more "MHM Recovery – The Importance of Honesty"
Crikey. Here we are at the end of 2015, and it’s been quite the year. This is the year I got my book deal, started my YouTube channel and really began to feel like everything might be coming together at last. Not merely in terms of my dreams coming to fruition but in terms of […]Read more "2015 Retrospective"
Today is the final 2015 Reading Challenge. It’s been one heck of a journey. Next week I’ll be writing a retrospective of my reading year and how I felt the challenge went, and also talking about where I’ll be going next with all this. For now, on to my last book. Drag Hunt by Pat […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, book 45: Drag Hunt by Pat Kelleher"
This can be a tough time of year for people with anxiety and social difficulties, as well as for people who are alone. I want to address the latter first as it’s more difficult for me to truly understand as I haven’t real experience of being alone at Christmas. And honestly, when I am alone […]Read more "MHM Recovery 16: Saying No At Christmas"
Armistead Maupin is a little bit of a legend. This series of books about San Fransisco was in fact serialised in the 1970s and is a vibrant, effervescent tale of a very particular city, seen through the eyes of someone new to all its delights and horrors. We follow Mary Ann Singleton as she moves […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 44: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin"