I don’t really have regrets, but I wish I’d seen more of the world. I can’t complain, life has been good to me, but there are so many places I wish to go, so many things that I wish to see. So when my cousin invited me to his wedding in Mexico, how could I … More Para Siempra Comienza Hoy (Forever Begins Today)
Every day we see the highlight reels of countless people’s lives on social media. It’s good for us to share these happy times with our friends and family, but it can be too easy to question the reality of our own lives when comparing them to the highlights of others’. Living in the social media … More Vlog – Life, it’s Not All Sunshine, Palm Trees & Hammocks!
Dating. Bloody hell, dating. If you’ve been there, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, watch and learn – and remember that the grass ain’t necessarily greener…!
In this vlog I talk about how counselling helped me, both to get through serious struggles with my mental health, and to get through a challenging life situation. The key? Learning to better understand and accept myself. Seeing a counsellor isn’t just for people with ‘something wrong with them’, it’s something we could all benefit … More Vlog – Counselling: Know Thyself!
My latest video discusses just how depression actually feels and why it is so, so far away from merely feeling sad or miserable. Imagine trying to ask someone that is steaming drunk to act stone cold sober and you may get some idea of how it feels for a severely depressed person to be told … More Vlog – How it Feels to Live With the Black Dog
In my second vlog I talk about a few of the things that I learned during divorce. Subtitles not included…
I wrote a book, I don’t know if you noticed, I don’t mention it much. Writing it helped me to deal with some very difficult challenges. Now, it’s time to talk. I hope that I can encourage others – and men in particular – to feel more able to admit to, talk about, and overcome … More It’s Time to Talk (in a Middlesbrough Accent…) – The Vlog!
‘Matthew, you’ve changed…’ Yes, that’s right, I’ve changed. A lot. Depression and divorce will do that to a man, you see. Well, I say that, but that’s not necessarily true is it? Sometimes life has to keep throwing the same old shit at us time, and time, and time again, until we finally get the … More I Didn’t Want to Change, But Life Demanded that I Must…
Happy New Year everybody! Just over one week on, Christmas seems like a distant memory, and, as the reality of the daily routines begin to dawn, I expect that many New Year’s resolutions are already being packed away along with the Christmas decorations. The optimism and hopes of bright new beginnings and exciting ventures, so … More You – Yes, YOU – Get Out of Your Way!