Readers’ Thoughts

As promised at the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, I’ve been amassing the thoughts of readers and, although the quantity perhaps isn’t what I’d hoped it would be, the quality is superb. I have four separate statements from four very unique individuals with different stories to tell and different mental health struggles to deal … Continue reading Readers’ Thoughts

Stress–The Archenemy of Mental Wellness

We all experience stress. It’s all around us and it exists in many varying forms. It comes from within and it comes from all around us. Trying to avoid it is like trying to avoid atoms—you can’t! How we deal with that stress is the important thing. Like everything else in life, some people are … Continue reading Stress–The Archenemy of Mental Wellness

Anxiety–What It Means to Me

Thank you for reading this latest of posts in my mental health awareness series. I feel somewhat of a charlatan in that I was always extremely blasé where mental health was concerned until it hit close to home and affected me very personally. For that I can only apologise to those people who have suffered … Continue reading Anxiety–What It Means to Me

The Last Day Part 3–Juan

Click here for the other parts of The Last Day.   There was no way of telling what the weather was like up above. It was warm and stuffy, so Juan Martín Estrada could only surmise it must have been a sunny day. Either that or the congregation of bodies was letting off so much … Continue reading The Last Day Part 3–Juan

Living the Dream Part 20 (Vanity)

No, this post isn’t about authors who are big-headed, although ego does fit loosely into the equation. This post contains a message that I think all aspiring authors need to hear. If you’ve kept up with recent posts then you’ll know that I’m submitting my novel, Seas of Vengeance, to publishers and agents. I’ve already … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 20 (Vanity)

Living the Dream Part 19 (The Hard Work Begins)

It happened people. It took me a long time and a tonne of edits, but it finally happened. I completed Seas of Vengeance and have officially submitted to a small selection of publishers and agents. When something takes as long as this has you often find yourself wondering if the day will ever actually arrive. … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 19 (The Hard Work Begins)

Living the Dream Part 16 (Work-Life Balance)

It finally happened. After a long, long time of waiting, I recently started my new job. It’s great to finally be back in work after my longest ever stint of unemployment. Having to watch the pennies like a hawk had become somewhat tedious. I’m just over a week into the job and it’s just been … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 16 (Work-Life Balance)

Afresh (Flash Fiction)

I turn the key, open the door and enter the flat that I don’t yet recognise: my new home. The light within is dull, even though it’s daytime and the curtains are open. Or perhaps that’s just the way I’m seeing everything right now. Doom and gloom abound. Over the last few months, I’ve managed … Continue reading Afresh (Flash Fiction)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)

Everything these days is done against the clock. We’re all waiting for the time that something starts or ends. If not then we’ve got something on a timer. I’ve started running recently and, even though I’m doing it solely for fitness, I’ve still taken to timing myself. We’re all obsessed with time. That’s as should … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Dear Jupiter…

This world is a beautiful place. It has diversity. It has colour. It has life. When the sun burst into existence 5 billion years ago and created Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, our parent star definitely gave the third planet on the list the most exciting role. Earth has so much … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Dear Jupiter…