I am intrigued by what makes us tick.
For over 25 years I have been exploring scientific and spiritual understandings of what makes us human. Especially what makes us happy - things that bring us feelings of joy and a sense of fulfilment.
My purpose is to pass on what I learn in ways that are uplifting and useful.
In my youth I experimented with religion and psychedelic drugs. Sometimes at the same time.
I feel that I was looking for connection - to others, to myself and to something else beyond that.
I was also drawn to study, completely a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Applied Artificial Intelligence, before starting a PhD.
My 'tick' went 'tock'.
I experienced extreme lows and highs. Despairing depression and suicidality then soaring mania and psychosis. I ended up homeless and forced into hospital with a bipolar diagnosis. That's manic depression if you're over 40.
I rebuilt my life.
Music and writing became part of my healing. I began trying to improve the system I had been through. I was doing fine until I hit another wall, with chronic adrenal fatigue and panic attacks.
I reframed my life.
Yoga, meditation and spiritual growth became the focus. I moved from the city and started a permaculture farm. And I began sharing my music and writing with others to help and heal them.
I live my life.
I have found a way to embrace the tick and tock of my life and share this to encourage and inspire others.