Social Platform Creature: Our Mental Health Impact

Being the social creatures we are- having connections is something we feel makes a profound difference in our lives to establish meaning and fulfilment. It's super sweet, it makes us do the floss (which I've recently discovered the name of as that funny dance with the hands and the hips...) and it allows us to…

Slow Down, Let Go.

Slow down, let go.  But how? We're living in a fast paced, technologically advanced, weirdly driven world that has pretty much pushed us so much; that in all honesty, has failed to be good to our very souls. It's advancing more than we can deal with, our human minds being pushed to limits we're not so…

Body Image: Why You Should Love Yourself

“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ― Amy Bloom Why do we struggle accepting ourselves for who we are? Our bodies are our own beautiful temples, moving and breathing without conscious thought, allowing us to explore this world and well, live. We are literally made of stars, yet we somehow…

Women in Power / Why Keep Real is for Everyone

If there's a documentary I couldn't recommend enough, it would be 'Miss Representation' on Netflix. Exposing how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Although I'm in the UK, sexism and under-representation of females in positions of influence or power exists. It has always…

Free Apps For Controlling Your Social Media Use

I love my phone and the possession of information at my finger tips. Don't we allllll! I hear you say. Well, I think it's about time I started truly seeing what I was using my phone for, and if I really am using it in a healthy way. I did a little experiment this week, and came…

Social Media – The Rise of Mental Health Problems?

After reading an article in Elle's March issue (I'm a sucker for my annual fashion subscription), it seems to me that even the fashion magazines are picking up on the connections between the digital age, and our own mental health. To quote Elle directly about some of the questions we are facing are 'Will our…

Social Media, Self Esteem & Mental Health

Shaun Rhatigan is an aspiring journalist with a keen interest in mental health. He also happens to be one of the most thoughtful people I have the pleasure of calling one of my dear friends! Here, he goes in depth concerning the positives and negatives of social media. We have all undoubtedly experienced the negative…