"Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world." ~ Marilyn Monroe So, you know how I mentioned the other day that I dressed up as Regina the Evil Queen from Once Upon A Time for a fancy dress party? Well, I decided for my costume I was going to need a… Continue reading Lipstick Warrior – Divine Wine by Maybelline
"I don't panic unless I have to. Wastes energy." ~ Sandra Brown Sarah asked me to write a thing about staying calm under pressure. Apart from being her boyfriend and thus physically closest to her, why me? I'm an anaesthetic and critical care doctor. I have lost count of the number of cardiac arrests and… Continue reading How To Stay Calm Under Pressure by Raj AC
“A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I'm that diamond.” ~ Solange Nicole So I've been out of work, suffering with severe depression and anxiety, and basically living like a hermit since November last year. But over the past few weeks I've… Continue reading How to Project an Air of Confidence You Don’t Really Feel
"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." ~ George Washington I've been trying to counsel quite a few people lately whose problems fundamentally stem from the fact that they have crippling low self-esteem. This tends to make them obsess about what… Continue reading I’m Not Confident So Much As A Control Freak
(Getty Images/Jose Juan Garcia) “It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” ~ Warsan Shire Like many other people I've put on quite a bit of weight since I started taking mirtazapine again. Unlike, seemingly, any other people I don't particularly care.… Continue reading Because A Pretty Corpse Is No Use To Anyone
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Gautama Buddha I've felt very lost for the last… Continue reading Can You List 10 Things You Like About Yourself?
"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer When I studied for my sociology A Level our teacher always used to say that if we were… Continue reading Sub-Cultured
I went to another meeting today, an appeal hearing, to discuss the ongoing saga of my grievance against my employer. At least I think it was me. And yet somehow I was the only person in the room that I didn't recognise. There was the woman from HR, my manager's manager, and this strange quiet,… Continue reading Who Am I?
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with ass holes." ~ William Gibson You should especially make sure that you are not surrounded by ass holes if a doctor has already diagnosed you with depression. Until you identify them they… Continue reading It’s Not Me, It’s You