A story about how I became a remarkably introverted extrovert

A story about how I became a remarkably introverted extrovert

As a child, I was most definitely an extrovert. I talked A LOT. I loved being the centre of attention. I wanted to be top of the class. I was delighted to be on stage. I liked my name being called out. I enjoyed being watched by other people (that sounds creepy but I...
Daddy, when do I get to be a grown-up?

Daddy, when do I get to be a grown-up?

At some time around the age of 30, I remember being in the car on the way to Dorset and having a lengthy, amusing and interesting conversation with some girlfriends about “when do we become grown-ups?”. Because, very obviously, we really weren’t at...
Where are you on diversion to?

Where are you on diversion to?

Many of you will already know that diversion and distraction can be great tools for managing your mood. But my use of the word ‘can’ here, is really important. You see, not all diversions are created equal. You could think of it a bit like strategies for...
Who are you behind the labels?

Who are you behind the labels?

We like labels. They help us make sense of the world, where we fit in to a complex society and where others sit relative to us. There’s so much potential information for us to learn about people, most of which would take a lifetime to uncover, that we use labels...
Facing my biggest fear

Facing my biggest fear

I think I’ve always known it, but a few weeks ago I was ready to admit to myself, and others, that my biggest fear is being lonely. My fear is of being in that horrible place where you believe that you’re quite alone in the world and that there’s no-one, in that...