Productivity Culture


Productivity culture tells us that there is always something that we could be doing. Always something extra, which of course doing it is far more productive than not choosing to do it. Literally every time. Economically of course it is convenient, but is this really natural, and how bad can it be for our mental health?

Toxic Positivity


Heard about what we know as positivity? You know, good vibes only and all that lark. Hang on, isn’t that toxic positivity? Could well be. It can include quotes, books and tips and of course it is not going to be good for anyone’s mental health…

Internet Escapism


It is not too surprising that escapism is going to be on the rise, and I expect we are all too aware of the dangers of gambling, addiction and other escapist behaviors. But have you thought about how this may look on the internet; from something as innocent to animal crossing to online gambling sites, maybe we ought to be more aware of the dangers…

Can a Boob Job Ever Be Justified?


Many for one reason or another seem to have views strongly against any kind of plastic surgery, especially boob jobs. However when are such high, toxic beauty standards in society, then should we really exercise the judgement that we do. Though we do need to prioritize self love too

New Years Message


2020 has been a hell of the year, and I am sure that all of you reading this cannot wait too toss it, somewhere. But I think we can learn from what has passed, and I hope that 2021 will be a better year for us all.

Understanding “Pro Ana”- Part 1


Read post to gain an understanding of the history of the “pro Ana” movement, from how it originated, to where it is now.

Christmas Catastrophe


rom the moment of writing this entry, it is about seven weeks until Christmas. Four of these will be during our second lockdown, our second time of being made to stay away from coronavirus. There is speculation that this “wave” may be worse than the first, potentially meaning there will be a need for a lockdown extension. Or yet another lockdown. Meaning Christmas may not be Christmas at all, as will either be unable to see family and friends, or we will be worried…

Do Grades Really Matter?


Hellooo, so I am going to give you a bit of background information before I begin with the post. So currently I am in year 13, and recently we have received our predicted grades, which has led to many people, predicted higher than myself, being rather stressed and upset over theirs. And while they canContinue reading “Do Grades Really Matter?”

Mental Health Romanisation: Birthed by Social Media or a Shadow Waiting to Emerge?


In the last few years, it has seemed like the internet has given birth to a culture of mental health romanization. Now whether you have seen this on tumblr, Instagram or now TikTok, it does seem rather strange. Because in recent years there has been so much success by those speaking out to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. While it is fair to judge that many of these people, would have had close experiences with mental health themselves. Yet there has been a significant, maybe unconscious, movement in the other direction, generally by those also likely to have experienced it. ‘But does this not at least mean that it will get more people talking? Not to mention “Increased awareness!” ‘ Maybe, but it is going to be completely counterintuitive when it is the wrong kind! But there is bound to be a reason for it…

What’s wrong with BMIs?


There is a pretty pronounced problem in with obesity within the UK, but surely it is an exaggeration to say that almost two thirds of adults in the UK are either overweight or obese. Well according to BMI standards this is the case. But most people realise that there are going to be people who have a higher amount of bone or muscle mass compared to others of their size, and we know that BMI doesn’t account for this. Yet did you also know that mortality rates are much lower in both genders with a higher BMI?