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!
As 2017 ends, I am looking forward to the coming year with a sense of anticipation unlike any I’ve experienced before at this time of year. You see, I’ve always been a Christmas person, and for me New Year always meant that Christmas was over. I just never saw the big deal with it. This … More Heavy Promotion Incoming, Fo’ Shizzle
Well, it would appear that I’m a published author. And it feels… amazing! I have been an avid reader my whole life and would never have imagined that I would one day hold my own book in my hands, much less that people would want to read it. Seeing and holding my book for the … More Anything is Possible
This post, the latest in the ‘Moments That Made Me’ series, is from the very talented poet, Rachel Rhodes-Puckett. Rachel has just published her first book of poetry, The Pennings of the Poisonous Pixie’s Book of Poetry, which can be ordered from Amazon here: https://goo.gl/z5haVy The Pennings of The Poisonous Pixie is an eclectic, lyrical collection … More The Twilight Zone