Conquering My Fear With CBT

We all have things that we don’t like, things that we’re frightened of. Mine is spiders. Over the past few years my fear of them was getting worse, and it was beginning to have an effect on my health. Whenever I came face to face with a spider in my house I’d cry hysterically, have a panic attack, and usually throw up. I couldn’t even bare to be left in the house alone in case one would appear.

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A Final Farewell…

Back in August last year my favourite band, The Maccabees, decided to call it a day. Within the next couple weeks the band are heading out to play their farewell shows, and I decided it was time to write one last post about them. If I’m being honest, I feel like I could probably write a book about them…

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The Maccabees // Norwich 2012

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A Message To The Maccabees…

It’s been just over a month since The Maccabees called it a day. When I read the letter to their fans breaking the news, I felt sick. Physically sick. ‘They’re just a band’ was echoed in numerous conversations, but to me they weren’t just a band. I’ve never felt so passionate about anyone, or anything, as much as I have about The Maccabees. Music is sometimes the best form of medicine, so whenever I’m feeling down I tend to turn to my iPod or records. The Maccabees were the band I always turned to no matter what, and in a way, I guess they’re like my comfort blanket. I’ve grown alongside their music, and they’ve basically been the soundtrack to my coming of age.

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O2 Academy Leeds, 25th November 2015

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