I’ve got a disease that wants to kill me and it’s in my head.

Musicians do appear to be affected disproportionately by mental health issues. You only have to look at the untimely deaths of famous pop and rock stars to see this is the case. Sportsmen and women too are badly scarred by mental illness, with high profile suicides of Gary Speed, who took his own life in [...]

By |2018-02-28T13:45:53+00:00February 28th, 2018|Must Read|0 Comments

If you tolerate this then your children will be next …

I have always held a soft spot for the Manic Street Preachers… I was not a punk so their early stuff did nothing for me but when their music became more mainstream, I started to enjoy their rhythmic songs and then when I found out how the band dealt with the missing lyricist and lead [...]

By |2018-02-27T22:34:37+00:00February 27th, 2018|The Tribe|0 Comments

“Yes I am a believer because the other option really doesn’t appeal”

Pray Listen by David Sutton “Yes I am a believer because the other option really doesn’t appeal” As I get older I do start to wonder what happens after…you know…one emigrates. And the more I think about it the more appealing it is to be positive about the life beyond because the option is really [...]

By |2018-02-26T09:53:39+00:00February 26th, 2018|Must Read|0 Comments

Escape the stress in sunny Skegness

I had spent most of my working life in sales which I can honestly say was something I did not enjoy and found very stressful. I tried a few other things such as running my own pub, retail management and even carpet fitting but somehow, when these career changes didn’t work, I found myself back [...]

By |2018-02-24T17:47:24+00:00February 24th, 2018|Main Feature, Post of the Month, Your Voice|1 Comment

Maurice Gibb and his battle with alcohol

“The only person I wanted to run from was me”…Maurice Gibb talks about his battle with alcohol ‘ADDICTION’. I cannot watch programmes like X-factor anymore because it scares me just how desperate some of the contestants are to gain their slice of fame. “It means everything to me” a young hopeful will tell Simon Cowell, [...]

By |2018-02-24T17:46:21+00:00February 24th, 2018|Must Read, The Tribe|0 Comments

Author Johann Hani – discusses ‘addiction’ on ‘Ted Talks’ – check it out

The human mind can become addicted to many things, some good and some terribly, terribly bad. Why? Well without making any excuses for my own weaknesses, unfortunately when creating the human animal, nature failed to put any filters on the substances I eat or the information I absorb, so over time unless I consciously restrict [...]

By |2018-02-24T17:46:32+00:00February 24th, 2018|The Tribe|0 Comments

Why do men engage in obsessive, compulsive addictions?

Rewind to 1977, the Silver Jubilee year, where swathes of  communities up and down the country engaged in celebratory street parties, not because it was a bygone age of Royalist adulation, but perhaps mainly because there was fuck all else to do back then. You couldn't immerse yourself in the web, stream music, FaceTime mates, [...]

By |2018-02-23T09:52:52+00:00February 23rd, 2018|The Tribe|0 Comments

What is toxic masculinity?

Men don't cry, men shouldn't cry, men don't ever admit to mental health problems - because if you do, you're failing to conform to stereotypes of masculinity that are cultural norms in the west. Bullshit of course and it's good to see Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks speaking out about toxic masculinity:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamDDChUn0A&feature=youtu.be

By |2018-02-22T22:10:48+00:00February 22nd, 2018|The Tribe|0 Comments

The best natural anti-depressant in the world

I'd hesitate to call this anti-depressant free, because there is a cost, but for the mental health benefits it brings, the price is negligible. To paraphrase Shakespeare, I'd have laughed to death anyone who'd suggested it in the past as a cure for clinical depression, but now I'd endorse those views. It keeps you fit [...]

By |2018-02-22T22:14:59+00:00February 22nd, 2018|The Tribe|1 Comment