Month: September 2017

#NationalSuicidePreventionWeek: 5 Famous Writers Who Battled Mental Illness

If you think that the incidence of suicide isn’t nearly as problematic as the media makes it out to be, consider that nearly 45,000 people die annually by their own hand in the United States alone. The suicide of rock...

/ September 15, 2017
Writing is my anti-depressant of choice

Why Writing Is Still My Anti-Depressant Of Choice

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, to say the least. I won’t bore you with the minutiae of why things have been a little, shall we say “taxing”, on the emotional front, but I will give you the précis...

/ September 11, 2017
How to set yourself apart

The 2 Things You Need To Set Yourself Apart and Stand Out

In a recent vlog episode, I spoke about how I’ve never really been a fan of labels. In my experience, calling oneself one thing or another just imposes unnecessary restrictions and severely limits possibilities and potential. Of course, I’m not...

/ September 10, 2017
The power of forgiveness

The Beauty and Power of Forgiveness

I’ve lived in South Africa all my life. It is a beautiful country with an ugly past that sometimes seeps into the future. Pain is etched into its often harsh and unforgiving geography – tattoos of suffering that have not...

/ September 9, 2017
Heavy music

How Heavy Music Has Taught Me to Love Myself

Heavy metal music is extremely important to me, and I often refer to it in pieces about my own life experiences. I have literally unfriended people for insulting my taste in music; and not in the superficial Facebook kind of...

/ September 7, 2017