Frazzled, A Mindfulness Guide for the


So far this is putting into words the daily, overwhelming stresses I feel. It is a reminder to not try to do everything, to question why to do lists are so long, to not measure ourselves against perceived success: nervous breakdown is not such a great destination, after all.

Orphan Black


Got addicted. Bit late I know. SO good. Along a similar vein to Fringe, Dollhouse, Dark Angel, but nothing like any of those.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)


"Why are you different? Why are you both different!"

This is not too luxurious a search for happiness, although having the time and the money for such things would be lovely. This, at least, is messy. Like life.

Also try What We Did on Our Holiday (2014).

The Mary Sue


I'm sharing this because it's a thing I've thought put better, and it's a thing that's starting to concern me. It's from

"It’s a show about a girl. That doesn’t automatically make it a show for girls. Why can’t a boy watch a show about a girl? How many shows do girls have to watch that are about boys and expected to like it and shut up?"

Station Eleven, chapter 55


I've read a lot of apocalyptic stories, watched the world end in so many ways, but this is my new favourite. Jumping time and character has become bit of a trend, but Mandel did it so effortlessly it seemed only natural. I could have read this book for much longer.

The Opposite of Loneliness, Why We Care about Whales


I was, I admit, skeptical about this. Was it really that good or was it just the horrible tragedy lending meaning?

It's really that good. Marina had exceptional talent, as a writer I feel both inspired and intimidated by her. 'Why We Care about Whales' will stick with me forever.

Begin Again (2013)


I loved this. I inexplicably loved this. Creative people creating art (music, writing, actual art) for the love of it. It's how it should be done and how the best stuff is done and it's what I want to do. I loved the writing of it too.

Make good art.



It's called Reflections. It's by Diana Wynne Jones but it's her voice and it fills me with goosebumps and tears.

Reasons To Stay Alive, Depression is also . . .


Smaller than you.
     Even when it feels vast. It may be a dark cloud passing across the sky, but - if that is the metaphor - you are the sky.
     You were there before it. And the cloud can't exist without the sky, but the sky can exist without the cloud.

(alterations mine)

The Art of Asking


I've started reading Amanda Palmer's beautiful book, The Art of Asking, and life threw me another hurdle so I'm asking,