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Alexander McMahon

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Becoming Brave

I've never considered myself a brave person. I'm very non-confrontational. I don't like heated arguments with people (although I love a friendly debate) and I would likely back down if threatened at all. It has been said, however, that the... Continue Reading →

Cleaning out the Corners

Any day, at almost any time I may die. I may not have finished my novel. I may not have finished my studies. I may not have achieved many of my goals. All I can hope for, all I can... Continue Reading →

The Key to Joy

I love food. I know most people enjoy it. We all eat things we like, for the most part. It's a part of that biological incentive to keep eating. Y'know, so we don't die. But I really love food. Tomorrow,... Continue Reading →

Learning How to Heal

A year ago, there was an ending. It was the end of a five month relationship. The mutual agreement on this made it no less difficult, and yet, I can only find most every aspect of that relationship to be... Continue Reading →

A Superb Superpower

One of the oldest questions in history can be summed up in just three words: 'what is happiness?' Many might relate it to good things happening, or maybe more good things than bad things. It could be about pleasure over... Continue Reading →

A Game of Numbers

I've never been particularly concerned about my weight. I say particularly because it's hard to not have some degree of self-criticism, some degree of comparison with one's own imperfect body and the 'ideal', whatever the latter may be. Many of the people... Continue Reading →

Three More Years

Racist, selfish, scared. These are three words that I've heard used to describe the overall Australian voter base after the recent federal election, the population of Queensland in particular. It's been difficult to come to terms with the wave of... Continue Reading →

Trial Treatment

I'm very hard on myself. This is something that those who have not known me for very long may not be aware of. I'm self-critical, obsessive, and struggle to give myself apologies or excuses. It's because I'm something of a... Continue Reading →

Easy Experience

So far so good, as far as my psych is concerned. I've been lucky enough to have appointments with someone who doesn't beat around the bush, who gives it to me straight, who only asks me to be honest with... Continue Reading →

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