Don’t label your struggle

Mental health is about hope. The more hope we have for experiencing joy tomorrow, the better our mental health today. The human experience is not an illness. The best way to protect your mental health is by recognising your humanness. Don’t allow your reality to be labelled as something more than your experience of the…

Never stop chasing

The thing about chasing dreams, is that it’s our dreams. As obvious as that seems, we rarely recognise that no one else will ever have a view of our dreams the way that we have it even if we describe it to them in detail. They will visualise it within the context of their lives…

Hopeless dreams

A dream without hope taunts us more than it comforts us. It teases us with its distraction while we indulge in it, but reminds us that we believe we’re unworthy of it when we cast our gaze once more towards reality. When we believe in our dream, we’ll find the signs and the opportunities to…

The impossible dream

When home is elusive, the world feels ominous. A journey to a place you’ve never been holds the promise of peace, despite never having known what peace feels like. It’s a cry of the soul, in tones and words that no one seems to understand. But you keep crying, and you keep trying, because something…

Cherished to death

When love is a well kept secret, it becomes torturous When love is embraced, it emits a glow that keeps the darkness of the world at bay When we withhold our love from fear of it not being enough, we destroy the very object of our affection Thus, self deprecation cherishes beauty in silence, but…

More than a wish

Wishing it’s a sunny day when it’s raining is not going to make the sun come out. Leaving your umbrella behind is therefore an act of foolishness, not optimism. Optimism without evidence or action, or both, is a delusion we use to cope with an unpleasant reality. Wishing away reality only allows that unpleasantness to…