Dear Dad, Happy birthday! It’s been three years since you celebrated one- how crazy is that? I wanted to write this because this year feels different than the others. It’s been a bit of a brain dump so probably not the most cohesive thing I’ve written, but I suppose that’s fine all things considered. I also [...]
What Is Productive Grief And How Can We Use It?
Grief is a very flexible pain; it forward folds and back flips around our life, stepping or hopping away only to roll back into us again. We’ve talked a little about the stages of grief, but today’s focus isn’t on how grief affects us, but how we can affect grief. Extending from our opening bendy [...]
The Nightmare of Grief
2nd October 2019, nearly two months since my dad passed away and just over a month since I returned to Japan, I had a weird start to the day. I woke up not long after 5am from a pretty horrific nightmare. I’ve been blessed/ cursed with extremely vivid dreams since I could remember. They're often [...]
The Life of Brian
The Noir Generation
Over the last few months, I’ve started to notice a pretty melancholic trend amongst our millennial generation. This won’t come as a shock to you, as all the ‘I’m dead inside’ memes have been circulating for a while now. But, as I've been meeting more people recently, I've began to notice it more and more. [...]