Feeling Frail, Being Strong

Frail Strength is a funny thing really when we think about it. It’s characterised as something physical: cartoon strongmen, huge muscles, Arnold Schwarzenegger. At a base level it’s portrayed as something that is overarchingly associated with exercise, of exerting ourselves in a physical manner or by having the stamina to endure a long period of…

Learning to love yourself

It’s weird isn’t it? We spend so much time making sure we make others feel appreciated, valued and included, to praise them and take an interest in their lives, yet we rarely take the time to do the same forĀ ourselves. Instead we’re our own harshest critics and deem ourselves worthy of comments we would never…

Coaxing yourself back from the ledge

I ain’t gonna sugar coat it. Right now I feel like shit.   In the early hours of this morning I entered a really dark place. I was at a party and I felt incredibly lonely. I don’t know what triggered it, I just remember one minute being fine and the next being unable to…