Category Archives: Drugs

Just a note to anyone who’s dealing with depression

If you’ve been on medication for an extended period of time and are still struggling, or worse yet, developing suicidal thoughts, please see your psychiatrist and insist that they change your medication.

Speaking from experience, the first medication I was given didn’t work, and despite bumping up the dosage it just made things worse. I tapered off that and was put onto something else which was a world of difference and worked for me almost instantly.

I’d be more than happy to recommend the psychiatrist that helped me if you’re in Sydney. Just send me a PM for details.

Wishing you all the very best.

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The COVID-19 vaccine

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I’ve been seeing more and more people on social media being very proud of getting their COVID-19 vaccination, so proud that they’re starting to put pressure and guilt on those who have not yet gotten their shots, or those not willing to get their shots.

Right now only 4.3% of Australians are fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines are voluntary. IE: You have a choice whether you want to get vaccinated or not. IMHO choice is King and my choice at the moment is to sit tight.

IDGAF whether you choose to get vaccinated or not, it’s your choice, but if you’re going to start blaming me for having to be stuck at home, limiting income, not being able to travel and risking the health of others then you can go get fucked!

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Monday Morning Rant


Oops, focus.

“I’m 46, hit rock bottom a few years ago, got help, therapy, meds then finally I quit smoking weed. That was a huge step. Soon after quitting weed I got off the meds. A year off the meds and I’ve quit smoking nicotine. Now I’m working on drinking less. You either get mentally stronger, or you don’t”.

I left this comment on a Joe Rogan clip on YouTube yesterday and it looks like I got a fair few responses so I thought I’d read them all out this morning.

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Monday Morning Rant – Day 19 without smoking!

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Monday Morning Rant – Day #12 no smoking


I’ve been a grumpy motherfather! Day #12 today, the journey to being a non-smoker continues!

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Monday Morning Rant – No Smoking Day #5


My Monday Morning Rant for Monday the 8th of Feb!

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Day 4 no nicotine. All is good in the hood!

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I’m quitting nicotine, cold turkey!


I Quit!

Today is the day?! Just a note to self, for the diary, to make it public (in an attempt to hold myself responsible!).

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ZEN PODCAST 30 – Matthew Haynes


Matthew Haynes is the founder of The Design Conference.

What happens when you have 2 “woke” guys on mics over a couple of hours? This! DMT, polyamory, fakers, purpose, Indigenous rights and of-course, design!

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Update: Depression and Bipolar – Off the meds for 3 months


ZEN PODCAST #25.

In the beginning of 2019 I lost the will to live and was diagnosed with depression and bipolar 1. I was prescribed an antidepressant (Efexor) and Quetiapine for my manic episodes and went through 6 months of therapy (both a psychiatrist and a psychologist) to get back on my feet.

Despite doctors orders I stopped both medications 3 months ago and I’m feeling more alive than I have in a very long time.

This raw unedited recording is hosted by Matthew Schneeman, a New York based journalist and radio producer as part of his “A Year from Now” project where he interviews people who are currently going through major events, then re-interviews them a year later.

Matthew and I go deep into my case; How I got depression, how I’ve been dealing with depression and bipolar disorder, getting off the meds, how I’m feeling now and where I’d like to be a year from now.

You can find out more about Matthews “A Year from Now” project on his web site: https://matthewschneeman.com/a-year-from-now

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