It’s no secret that this pandemic has hit every single one of us very hard. With social distance measures in place, many small, local, independent businesses have had to close their doors and the financial implications of this are huge. Even with government support, many independent businesses may not survive the lock down. Whilst living… Continue reading Supporting Independent Businesses in a Pandemic
I don't have it all figured it out. Which is quite funny because people, even friends, very often come to me saying: "but you, Mel, you've got it all figured it out." No, I don't. Although I am lucky to know myself and to know what I love and where I want to go with… Continue reading Having It All Figured Out
Across the world, families are being forced into small spaces together in the lockdown procedure. Multiple families have had to adjust to home-schooling, and many have exhibited their outrage and pain with this lockdown through social media. In fact, from what I have seen, it seems it’s become the norm to dislike your own children… Continue reading The Effects of Quarantine On Family: My Experience
This series contains to-the-point references to a chronic bowel illness and all the fun things that come with it. Be aware if any of this could make you uncomfortable. Otherwise, enjoy! “Oh God, that’s awful, I’m so sorry.” It’s okay, stranger I just met at a pub, I’m not dying! Although in many ways, it… Continue reading My Gut Feeling (And Other Bad Influences) Part 1: The Diagnosis.
Content Warning: Mental Illness For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, our editor, Imy Brighty-Potts sat down (over the phone of course, Covid-19 is still happening) with psychology student and pioneer in developments of student mental health resources, Laura Smith. A student at the University of Southampton poised to begin her masters, she is developing new… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: In Conversation With: Laura Smith