Money, money, money; money on my mind. In fact, more and more often, personal finance creeps into my brain and tickles like an earworm. This isn’t surprising. As a twenty-something, I am (verrryyyy slowly) levelling up on the grownup front. I've been doing the stuff like pay bills and budget for a while but now I'm also … Continue reading How Mindful Money Means Living A Little Better
Every so often I have these days where I slightly freak out and panic. Not in an anxiety way. No, no, no. It’s not sinister. It’s kind of the opposite. More like excitement. Intense. Scary. Exhilarating. Excitement. Like a ‘holy shit the world is so big and how did you pull that off and how … Continue reading PERSONALbrand IDENTITYcrisis: Risk Taking, Self Making
Slacktivism is a funny little hybrid word - a portmanteau of ‘slacker’ and ‘activism’. It applies to ‘actions taken to bring about political or social change but requiring only minimal commitment, effort, or risk’, but more generally referring to the casual liking or retweeting of political or issue-led content online in lieu of mobilising IRL. Over the … Continue reading Slacktivism: How powerful is online activism?
“For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.” ― T.S. Eliot. 🌟✨#HappyNewYear 2⃣0⃣1⃣6⃣✨🌟 — Bibliophilia (@Libroantiguo) December 31, 2015 I’m not usually one for New Year Resolutions. I guess because I’ve always had a very obvious direction: complete this course, finish this class, attain that grade, … Continue reading Something Like Gumption: New Year 2016
According to statistics, about 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. Globally, there’s around 350 million people diagnosed with depression. Depression is also the leading cause of disability worldwide and whilst more women are affected than men, more men than women will commit suicide because of … Continue reading Laughing With Depression
Cats. Love them or loathe them, they’re everywhere. I mean literally everywhere. They prowl down the streets, curl up outside cafes, pad through the pages of your web browser, and tumble through adverts selling crap you never knew you ever wanted. They’re also used as a kind of cuteness therapy. Having a bad day? Here’s … Continue reading 15 life lessons from cats
Dalston. Friday night. How to start? Do I start with the obvious, with how one Friday night I took the train to Dalston, feeling woefully unprepared for what I’d find in the Deep Dark Beyond of Zone Two? How, the way people went on about it you’d probably have thought I was leading my friends … Continue reading Dalston and the Devil Blues
Anxiety. It’s a funny word but a far less funny existence. It's also commonly associated with millennials. But why? Is there really a reason for this?
People say that staying in at the weekend is an underrated concept. And you know what, I can get down with that sentiment. After all, archetypal bookworm that I am, I’ve mastered the art of being a recluse. Maybe I’ll go for a run before settling in for quality, horizontal me-time, or perhaps I’ll indulge … Continue reading Zombie Land, Halloween & Millennial FOMO