The Myth of ‘One People’

Louisa Leontiades Mental Health, Personal Development

The hard part is when those people who’ve been your loyal supporters, even friends over many years come across a showstopper in your thinking. Something which they decide personally offends them. Many of my articles are controversial and have been notable both in a number of new followers and in those who abruptly stopped following.

Getting Lucky

Louisa Leontiades Mental Health

Because luck is being in the right place, at the right time, which means that you have to be present in all the places, at all the times as far as you are able.

Why It’s Good to Be Wrong

Louisa Leontiades Mental Health, Personal Development

So if there is anything I can say about wisdom at all, it is that wisdom involves having a truly open mind to recognize that we are wrong at every turn (and that this is a good thing). That our past experience might mean more knowledge, but if anything this detracts from remembering that we know very little.

Could You Stop Drinking In An Alcoholic World?

Louisa Leontiades Addiction, Mental Health

They say if you can’t imagine going to a party on a Friday night without alcohol to socially lubricate your interactions then you have a dependency on alcohol. But if I am to give myself any label at all nowadays, I would say I am a mild alcoholic. But ‘mild alcoholism’ is still alcoholism.

Can We Trust Self-Help?

Louisa Leontiades Mental Health, Personal Development

We are all vulnerable with our own individual life circumstances. And with the increased accessibility of information we are also more likely to seek out the quick fix solution because quite simply it is in our nature.

A Beautiful Day for Anal Probing

Louisa Leontiades Mental Health

But this test, the colonoscopy, was the last in line and the most feared. It followed 24 hours of fasting and laxative enhanced groaning on the toilet. A camera inserted into my rectum without the mercy of general anaesthetic oblivion.