• The Bad Skin Blues: How Struggles With Your Skin Can Impact Your Mental Health

    For many of us, the struggle with stress breakouts and acne is familiar. However, for some, the pain of acne can be more than just an annoyance that can be covered up with some concealer. For those who really suffer with their skin, these issues can truly affect their personal lives....
  • Why Has Trusting Our Bodies Become So Difficult?

    After personally dealing with disordered eating and body image issues for most of my life, I have recently felt a lot of guilt surrounding the way that I perceive and talk to my body. Throughout my years of struggling to control my weight and intensely restricting my diet, I...
  • All I Want for Christmas is…to be single?

    Being single at Christmas holds certain stigmas and presumptions, and for some can be a daunting prospect. Lauren offers an insight into why not being in a relationship during the festive period wasn’t such a bad thing.  Perhaps it’s my penchant for solo activities like knitting and reading books,...
  • Creative Corner showcase: Growth

    Although the change in seasons means many animals are going into hibernation and trees are losing their leaves, the approaching end of year can also be a time for personal growth ahead of the new year. This month’s showcase explores ‘growth’, intertwining the natural and human words in poems...
  • I Weigh: A Declaration of Self-Love

    Social media can often get in the way of how we view ourselves and although we can sit with friends and family and admit this, sometimes we need an extra reminder. If you have not already heard of the I_Weigh movement on Instagram, then it is time to check...
  • Music Timehop: Thirty Years On, Tracy Chapman Still Rings True

    I’ve loved ‘Fast Car’ for years – it’s one of those songs that sticks with you, and occasionally you feel the need to listen to it for no other reason than you haven’t heard it in a while. When I got my newest phone, I wanted to have it...