I'm an award-winning author of two books on addiction. I also specialize in mental health and well-being, personal growth, relationships, the psychology of success, and professional development.
How to Use Food to Manage Your Mental Health
Moods are not created in the mind alone, but in partnership with the body. Ask anyone who has eaten ice cream to cheer themselves up, and they'll tell you that's true. What we feed the body can have an enormous impact on how we feel.
5 Things I Was Afraid Of When Quitting Alcohol
Here are five things I thought would really suck about quitting alcohol that ended up not sucking at all.
How to Discover Your Authentic Self
What authenticity is and is not. What causes inauthenticity. And how to discover who you really are.
4 Things Every Mental Health Sufferer Needs To Hear
Our attitude towards our mental health issues has a massive impact on how well we cope with them. What we tell ourselves. is vital. Here are 4 things every mental health sufferer needs to tell themselves based on both my personal experience of mental health and my studies as a psychotherapist.
The Ingredients of Suicide
Suicide never just happens. No individual emotion causes it. No single event is responsible for it. People are driven to suicide when they reach a state of extreme hopelessness. The ingredients of suicide are emotional, social, and environmental. By understanding all the components, we can help prevent people from reaching suicidal states.
What Would It Take For You To Stay Sober?
How to overcome your fear of abstinence forever.
Befriend Your Brain To Heal Your Mental Health
Mental health symptoms can make us hate our brains, but symptoms hold the key to healing. So don't hate your brain. It's an ally, not an enemy.
How to Erase 100% of Your Worries
Mark Twain devised a clever way of looking at worries and was able to banish 92 percent of his anxieties. We’re going a step further than the literary behemoth, aiming for 100 percent deletion of your worries. This is not for the faint-hearted, but if you’re willing, I will give you the truth and the tools.
First, think of everything you tend to worry about: persistent worries, past worries, everything. Make a long “worry list”. If you’re not too depressed after doing that, assign your worry ...
How to Land a British Man
A light-hearted evidence-based piece on dating British men.
5 Terrible Thinking Traps (And How to Avoid Them)
How to avoid 5 common terrible thinking traps
What Causes Most Mental Health Issues?
People who suffer from anxiety disorders, depression, low self esteem, addictions, personality disorders and other mental health issues do not develop symptoms out of nowhere. What most people do not realise is that unresolved trauma could be causing or perpetuating their problems.
Trauma is often at the root of many problems that affect our wellbeing, but often we don't recognise it as trauma because it doesn't fit our conception of what might be traumatic.
When people think of trauma, they ...
Understanding Your "Strange" Addiction
People on the TV Show "My Strange Addiction" are often perceived to be fake. But there is some little-known addiction science which can help us understand how even the strangest addictions can occur.
What If Traditional Self-Care Doesn’t Work For You?
What if traditional self-care doesn’t work for you? Beth Burgess, Author of Instant Wisdom: 10 Easy Ways To Get Smart Fast offers up alternatives to traditional self-care which doesn’t include downing a bottle of wine and blotting out the bad things.
5 Crazy Choices People Make Every Day
People often make terrible choices about the way they live. Here are 5 crazy decisions that we make about life, and how to stop making these bad choices and become happier.
What If Everything Was Made Of Marshmallows?
When dreams and innovation lead to disaster, and what we can do about it.