Fighting Fear

The Should Voice

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  Every time I sit down, the ‘Should Voice’ starts singing away in my head. “You should do those dishes you know. They’re sitting there all dirty on the bench. You should  really pack that dishwasher and clean the kitchen. You really should.” The Should Voice Defined Should /ʃʊd/ Verb   used to indicate obligation, […]

Mental Health

The Importance of Endurance

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When I hear the word endurance I think of sports. I think of athletes who drink Gatorade and push their bodies to the extremes. I think of marathon runners and Sir Edmund Hillary. Incredible people in the peak of physical fitness.  But endurance is not merely a physical thing. In order to persist at anything […]

Mental Health

Anxiety and Alcohol

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My true underlying problems with anxiety and alcohol began from a very early age. I was a shy child. In new places I’d hide behind my mothers legs, trying to curtain myself off from the world in her long flowing skirts. In class I’d try to blend in, sitting crossed legged on the mat. When […]

Creative Industries

How to Write a Book

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A few years ago I had an idea. A very powerful idea. One that kept me awake at night and gnawed away at me from the inside. It was an idea for a book that my inner being told me I simply must write. Write a book! It sang to me. Write a book! So […]

Body Image

What Does your Self Esteem Depend on?

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What does your self esteem depend on? Perhaps you have a pretty face, pert booty or awesome boobs. You know this because other people have told you. They’ve complimented you and narrowed their eyes at you in feigned, or genuine, envy. You kinda like that people wish they had your face/butt/boobs because it makes you […]

Fighting Fear

How to Use Your Failure

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  Failure: ˈfeɪljə/ noun noun: failure Lack of success. “an economic policy that is doomed to failure” 2. The neglect or omission of expected or required action. “their failure to comply with the basic rules” What is Failure? Failure is defined by not achieving desired results. This means that when we set out to do something for […]

Body Image

How Past Experiences Cause Limiting Beliefs

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  Painful issues are a part of life. Everyone at some point in their lives has been hurt. Maybe you lost a loved one or struggled when your parents divorced as a child. These things can stay will us but sometimes it’s the little things – an infinitesimal moment in which we learn a negative belief […]

Fighting Fear

Living in Awe: Placing your Hopes on a Pedestal.

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All my life I have been in awe of things I admired. If I wanted something badly, the want made it unattainable. The more I wanted something the further away it seemed and the harder or more impossible it became to acquire. This became the basis of my life: The things that you really want you cannot […]

Self Sabotage

You’re a God Damn Magical Unicorn!

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You’re a God Damn Magical Unicorn! I was in the car, driving to my first audition in five years, when it happened. My fingers were white, wrapped tightly around the steering wheel and sweat beaded on my upper lip. I was nervous. As usual. I always got nervous before an audition, but little did I […]