The cold suburban train station in the early hours of the morning; that still, damp air which settles down as dew as the first pieces of sun cut through the cloud. The people, faces which you’ve seen before, each of … Continue reading IS COMMUTING TRAVEL?
The Royal Family: opulence, regality, tradition, land and wealth. The crown jewels, acres of land, breaking news stories. The whisper of scandal, the ink of gossip columns, official press response. The Royal Family are swathed in drama, to a greater … Continue reading THE ROYAL FAMILY: LESSONS IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
A deep expanse of nothingness, you find yourself staring off into space. At night, in the dark, you think about things. You find yourself thinking about things until the clock ticks over, one hour, perhaps another. All the bright and … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH
What was once a sparse and shameful section of the bookstore is now littered with pages of different ways to improve our lives. Creased books, over-leafed by eager customers, cover quotes claiming ‘advice we all need to hear’. Coffee machines … Continue reading IS THE SELF-HELP INDUSTRY HARMING PEOPLE?
The grass flickers in what’s left of the spring breeze, the summer coming in waves of heat and light, permeating cold winter bones. The city streets are lively in places, the back gardens are green and full of birds. Inside, … Continue reading OUTSIDE
You sit at home, a strange emptiness in your bones. Outside, the sun shines, grazing the windowpane, just far enough away that the heat can’t get in. Over the days, a feeling seems to creep in, through the brickwork of … Continue reading THE UNEMPLOYMENT CATCH
Ding. Buzz. Clap. Like. Fire emoji. Heart. Repeat. We wait for the call of our devices, telling us whether we succeeded or not. Did our latest post create a viral whirlwind, or just a ripple of interest? Did we work … Continue reading REDEFINING SUCCESS ONLINE
In our best moments in life, we are kind and wonderful people, we are patient and caring and passionate. We can be generous and giving and we can work tirelessly to help others. In our worst moments, however, we can … Continue reading ACCEPTING MISTAKES & MOVING ON
Thought is a uniquely human process. Our capacity for linear and lateral thinking process, logical movement between topics, and engagement with multiple thoughts at any one time, seems to separate us from other animals. We are capable of processing complex … Continue reading OVERTHINKING & MINIMAL THINKING
Family portraits, those picture perfect memories, the one central message radiating from the framed image: we are normal, we are unified, we are a family. Families are complicated and messy, filled with flaws and intricacies and little moments which become … Continue reading WHAT WE INHERIT