Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you) I have always enjoyed writing—whether it’s stories, poems, scripts, silly notes to myself or pages and pages of unnecessary commentary on my favourite television shows. There is something about putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) that soothes me. One of my… Continue reading Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)
Some people aren’t made for winter
Winter is known as the gloomiest season due to the weather it brings, but if you find yourself feeling lower than usual, there could be a reason why. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a kind of depression that has its onset during different seasons of the year. Most people tend to be affected during winter but… Continue reading Some people aren’t made for winter
The Big Question – 05 & 06 – Why do we shop until we drop?
Why do we buy so much stuff? & What impact does it have on society? I cannot be trusted to go into a store and only buy what I need. It is a simple fact. One of my favourite stories to tell is about the time I left the house to buy toilet rolls and… Continue reading The Big Question – 05 & 06 – Why do we shop until we drop?
The Science of Superman
What movies or TV series have you watched more than 5 times? Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com At first, I wondered how to answer this and link it to a scientific subject - and then I had a light bulb moment. Sci-fi, anyone? Ironically, I don't consider myself a fan of science fiction, and… Continue reading The Science of Superman
Happy International Woman’s Day!
https://twitter.com/womensday/status/1633333170031427586?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Eembeddedtimeline%7Ctwterm%5Escreen-name%3Awomensday%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c12 Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity. Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. IWD belongs to… Continue reading Happy International Woman’s Day!
What is the biggest challenge you will face in the next six months? NASA Space Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC-BY 2.0 I'm currently reading a book called 'The Book of Moods: How I Turned My Worst Emotions Into My Best Life' which sounds… Continue reading Facing challenges
International Boost Self-Esteem Month 2023
The International Boost Self-Esteem Month is annually observed in February. It is a period set aside in the year to help us believe in and appreciate ourselves more, despite whatever we may be facing. With high self-esteem, one can prevent many problems, like mental health disorders, and enjoy good overall health and a state of… Continue reading International Boost Self-Esteem Month 2023
The Big Question – 04 – Is vaping risk-free?
Photo by Sabrina Rohwer on Pexels.com Is vaping risk-free? Vaping is the act of smoking e-cigarettes, also known as vape pens. These are handheld devices allowing the user to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke. For years, vaping has been pushed as a safer alternative to smoking. However, given the smoking industry's colourful… Continue reading The Big Question – 04 – Is vaping risk-free?
Don’t ditch your face masks just yet…
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Another COVID variant has been identified. Known as XBB.1.5. or the 'kraken' variant, it has been detected in 28 countries and is showing signs of being able to evade national immunity or protection offered by vaccines. It is cause for concern due to low vaccine intakes in countries such… Continue reading Don’t ditch your face masks just yet…
Merry Christmas! [+ free infographic]
I would like to wish all readers and followers a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays! Photo by picjumbo.com on Pexels.com Christmas is always a very stressful period! It is easy for things to spiral and end up in disaster, but have no fear! Here are FIFTEEN tips for a less stressful Christmas! I think the… Continue reading Merry Christmas! [+ free infographic]
7 quotes that sum up seasonal affective disorder
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com According to the NHS, Seasonal Affective Disorder is: a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. NHS, Overview of Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms include: ongoing low mood a loss of pleasure or interest in daily activities irritability feelings of despair, guilt and worthlessness lacking in energy… Continue reading 7 quotes that sum up seasonal affective disorder
Glug, glug, glug – how much water DO you need to drink per day?
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com According to research posted in Science, eight glasses of water a day is too much. As someone who needs water with a little flavour, this is good news! No one is quite sure where that figure (eight glasses) came from, although I'm assuming someone divided two litres by a 250ml… Continue reading Glug, glug, glug – how much water DO you need to drink per day?