Making some (climate) changes

Becoming a parent changes your perspective on most things and one that has been profound for me is the way I feel about the impacts of climate change. I'm not going to lie, up until a year or so ago, I hadn't read up enough about it to fully understand its significance and therefore, whilst … Continue reading Making some (climate) changes

On love, loss and learning

2019 was both a momentous and horrendous year for me. On paper, a lot was achieved; but paper can be screwed up and cast aside - paper can be burnt on the wood burner to be released from the chimney flue in plumes of blue-grey toxicity. Paper counts for nothing when the mood and mind … Continue reading On love, loss and learning

26 of 30

Today is the 26th of the 30 days that Twitter keep your account open once you deactivate; just in case you succumb to the addictive qualities of social media, I guess. It has been a really strange period of time for me, with an incredible range of emotions as acceptance has gradually kicked in. Similarly … Continue reading 26 of 30

Antisocial media – the warning signs of an addiction

One of the topics I write about that isn't directly related to birds, is my long-standing and largely one-sided battle with social media use. On November 28th I finally decided to permanently stop using twitter. This (seemingly) ominous conclusion has been festering away in my brain and eroding my mental health, for the best part … Continue reading Antisocial media – the warning signs of an addiction

Twenty books: sharing a story

I approached the publisher of Bird Therapy, Unbound, a few weeks ago to ask if I could have some copies of my book to send out to organisations working and supporting with mental health. Chris from Team4Nature tweeted out for me to ask for nominations and we got over 60 in the end. I sat … Continue reading Twenty books: sharing a story