When I was a kid we were never allowed to put the Christmas tree up before the 23rd December. I didn’t understand the reasoning for it then and I’m still baffled by it now. It always had to come down by January 1st too. The magic of Christmas only allowed […]
The concept of time travel has always fascinated me. Movies such as the seminal Back to the future trilogy, the Bill & Ted series and the more recent About Time have always managed to capture my imagination. Likewise, television is no slouch when it comes to exploring time travel. The […]
Cervical screening. It’s a five-minute test that could potentially save your life. Research by Public Health England (PHE) has found that 90% of women would be likely to take a test that prevents cancer. Despite this, 1 in 4 women in the UK fails to attend their appointment. The fact […]
The festive season is almost upon us again and thanks to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic things are going to feel a little different. Work Christmas parties will be cancelled, traditional carol services will be restricted and those that love a big family gathering on the day itself will probably be […]
Anorexia Nervosa is possibly one of the hardest eating disorders to not only live with but also to understand. On the surface, it appears as a diet gone too far. The truth is it’s far more sinister than a run-of-the-mill restrictive diet.
Lockdown is once again upon us here in England and just like before we’re faced with the prospect of a month spent mostly behind closed doors. For some the opportunity to spend more time at home can only be a good thing. While for others the prospect of being stuck […]
One of the most important elements of keeping your mental health in good check is allowing yourself to enjoy some regular downtime. Some ‘Me time’ if you will. The problem is though, that more often than not we’re encouraged to “keep busy” or “stay active” in order to stop our […]
We all have fears. Even the most confident and brazen people are afraid of something. I was thinking about my own fears while I was planning this piece. I’ve always had this deep-rooted fear of vomiting ever since I suffered from a persistent bout of travel sickness during a school […]
What is an eating disorder? Are there signs I should be on the lookout for? And what do I do if I’m suffering?
One person’s idea of Heaven could be another person’s idea of Hell. Somebody might relish the idea of spending the evening getting dressed up and heading out to watch a musical. Whereas I would be more than happy to curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and […]