Today I’m talking about things that scare me. I don’t mean rational things, I mean the weird things that have scared me since childhood that have never gone away. My Mum has always said that I have an overactive imagination, like when I’m checking under the bed in hotel rooms, just in case a murderer is hiding there ready to pounce. (I…

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5 Favourite Reads Passing Thoughts #1 – Lauren Evie I love everything Lauren writes but I especially loved this post of unedited notes she has written down anywhere she could find space. I do this all the time, almost always with the intention of fleshing my thoughts out into a blog post, which never happens. This post is the loveliest…

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Trigger Warning: Suicide Disclaimer: Even though it’s going to be very obvious who I’m referring to in this post, I don’t want to name names because I don’t think it’s necessary. Recently a high profile singer committed suicide. In the days that followed there was an outpouring of grief across social media and seemingly an increased awareness of depression and…

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A perfectionist isn’t something I ever thought to call myself until other people started calling me it. I was inspired to write this post for the most minuscule of reasons. I wrote a tweet with a typo in it. A tiny one, one that most people probably wouldn’t even have picked out. I know that if it had been someone…

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For someone interested in everything psychology related, I know very little about how the brain actually works. That thing people say about your brain only having a finite amount of space so that when you learn a new thing, something else gets pushed out, is that true? I’m unsure, but my point is, my brain definitely only has a fixed…

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Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about self-improvement. Surprise, surprise, I’m always thinking about self-improvement. But when I came across this post from Leo Babauto, the writer of Zen Habits blog, I started to rethink my constant need for self-improvement. I am a person who craves perpetual self-improvement. My mind needs to feel like I am constantly improving myself, learning new things,…

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