002: Joe Caslin- The Croí8 Show (Podcast)

I m a g e s   S p e a k Joe Caslin is a street artist and teacher. His art work are large scale drawings across Ireland which explore societal issues. His work has surrounded themes of mental health, sexuality, drug addiction amongst others. As you will hear...

An Open Letter To Anxiety

Time: Now Location: Here Dear Anxiety, Last Time: I know we spoke recently but I wanted to get in touch about our relationship and let you know about some changes that have happened. Our last interaction ended badly. For me at least, I’m not sure how it left you...

Being A Man; Expectation Vs Reality

What if everything we were told and led to believe about being a man is wrong? That the “rules and regulations” do the opposite of what they promised. Leaving a lot of us, miserable, lost and not knowing who we really are. Maybe not you, you might be one...

What Do You Do Yourself?

You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world. ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight...

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

As A Kid What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?   I always said I wanted to be a carpenter when I grew up. Jesus’s auld lad was a carpenter and he was pretty important so I thought I could create the next Messiah. I was...

How To Be Sound

What one does is what counts. Not what one has the intention to do. -Pablo Picasso  Career Options: I spent my first 3 years in England between 2008 and 2011 studying physiotherapy. This was after 2 years of study in Ireland as an access course to get into England....

How Intelligent Are You?

Do you believe you are intelligent or stupid? When it comes to the question of intelligence, there’s often a definitive black and white label given to each person in question. Like from day one that you were either blessed with it or unluckily were as láthair the day it...

Finding A Healthy Relationship With Exercise

Last year I realised exercise is more important in my life than I knew. It’s not because I am trying to get fitter, become stronger or perform better in sports. See I felt it was always easy to train over the years as I always had a motivating factor,...

How Anger Destroyed His Life

He lay there motionless against the wall, backed into a corner and a sleeping bag. It was late, past midnight, in the middle of London City in March. I was just coming back from an event, he lay directly across from the hostel I was staying in. I walked...

Lads Only Need Apply

What’s it like to be a young man in Ireland? Most of my life has been about trying to please and be liked by everyone. In being noticed, acknowledged and fitting in. It feels good to fit in, to be accepted into groups and to maintain or elevate our...

Why Do We Self Sabotage?

What prevents us from making changes that we want in our lives? What has stopped us making changes in the past, stops us today and will prevent us in the future from getting what we want in our lives? This article is about what stops us from making changes,...

Sharing My Story

What Is Sharing For? Sharing is a transaction but of what. Sharing As Children Ever since we were children we were given the message that sharing is the right thing to do. We shared our toys with our friends at school, although reluctantly. We gave some of our sweets...