Making meaning

There is so much we can distract ourselves with. Quick fixes, temporary happiness, consumption in all of its forms. Eating, drinking, buying, social media, sex. Easy pleasure, a temporary high, a chemical rush, a physical stimulus. But they won’t provide meaning. And at the end of the day, that is what we’re left with when […]

Facing up to my privilege

My friend Emily is one of those special people who can give constructive feedback without making you feel like shit. We were WhatsApp-ing, and I was asking her what she thought of my posts. Amongst lots of feedback, was this: “I don’t know the relevance of this, but I read something interesting about minimalism as […]

It’s not OK that we’re not OK

You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “it’s OK not to be OK.” It’s so popular, it’s in mental health campaigns, hashtags, and even pop songs. I live with depression myself, and this phrase helps on the bad days. It’s OK not to be OK because sometimes the world is too much for us. Then, it’s […]