When things fall apart: Finding well-being in the world of Brexit

Society is our extended mind and body. Alan Watts Throughout philosophy, we find an inextricable link between ourselves and the society of which we are a part of. Many thinkers have expounded upon the theory that, society is not merely the room in which we find ourselves – an external force that interacts with usContinue reading “When things fall apart: Finding well-being in the world of Brexit”

When The Clowns Are Silent: It And The Horrors of Unspoken Trauma

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. Stephen King Anybody that knows me well will be aware that I am a great lover of horror fiction. In fact, so much so, my degree dissertation was on Gothic literature specifically. It is hard to say where thisContinue reading “When The Clowns Are Silent: It And The Horrors of Unspoken Trauma”

#MenAreTrash and the shackles of gender

Sexual difference is probably the issue in our time which could be our ‘salvation’ if we thought it through. Luce Irigaray As I sit down to write this blog post for what is now the second time I can’t help but hesitate. It might just be the lingering pain of having had my 1600 wordContinue reading “#MenAreTrash and the shackles of gender”

Expectations: A barrier to progress?

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope In taking the steps I have towards training as a counsellor and therapist, there is one thing that almost stopped me in my tracks. The biggest hurdle I have had to pass in reaching this point is nothing more than myContinue reading “Expectations: A barrier to progress?”

Stop the Clocks: Enter Shikari on finding grounding in modernity

Without music, life would be a mistake… Friedrich Nietzsche This morning I woke up to a beautiful surprise. Little to my knowledge, one of my favourite bands Enter Shikari had recently released a new single. Whilst this is undoubtedly great news, I can imagine you’re wondering how this has anything whatsoever to do with myContinue reading “Stop the Clocks: Enter Shikari on finding grounding in modernity”

What brought me to the “Be Better Blog”

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. — Carl Jung. As I sit down, not only to write this blog, but to begin the long journey towards qualifying as a certified counsellor, I can’t help but consider the things that have brought me here today. Of course thereContinue reading “What brought me to the “Be Better Blog””