We have all seen the strange headlines of the latest wellness trends people have been trying out and scoffed at their efforts (while also entertaining the thought of trying it ourselves). Alternative wellness is hugely popular, with the aim of bettering mental and physical health through methods such as drinking mushroom lattes and spending time in a sub-zero chamber. They sound bizarre, but is there any truth in their madness?
You will generally not see a book on environmental trauma in Waterstone’s Top 40. The theme is an important one, but not one that is given the space and publicity it deserves. The theme battles the growing concerns surrounding climate change and presents alternate realities regarding the consequences of such changes. Such alternate realities range from desolate landscapes to cyberpunk cities, and they have the power to raise awareness about global warming and the irrevocable damage it can cause to the Earth. Below is a tiny selection of books that deal with these issues in a captivating and haunting way.
We can often got to the cinema or settle down with a film and become immersed in what we’re seeing. However, often there are deeper messages being given to us that we miss. I have composed a short list of hollywood films I recommend you watch if you want to spiritually enlighten your cinematic experience.
If you search ‘the secret to happiness’ on the internet, thousands of websites appear claiming to know the answer. With the current climate of the world, I’m sure most people would love to know how to be happier. However I’m beginning to question whether or not it is achievable.
There is not a single more satisfying moment than removing your makeup after a long day. The feeling of freshly washed skin is, without a doubt, one of the life’s many joys. However, for some this joy comes hand in hand with a distinct feeling of dread, as they uncover the imperfections and blemishes that they have so carefully hidden from the world. Though a condition suffered by a sizable percentage of the public at some point throughout their lives, Acne is still an unwelcome visitor in our Instagram filtered world. Those who suffer from the psychologically draining condition can frequently lose a huge chunk of their self-worth due to a condition that is often out of their control. With the enjoyment of social events, special occasions and everyday life often paying the price, dealing with Acne at any age is often a long, drawn-out battle made distinctly harder by the casual celebrity skin shaming that often hits headlines.
Buildings constantly surround us and frame our lives, and architecture is the art behind their construction. It is no wonder that architecture has a major affect on our mood and behaviour. “To be a good architect, you need to have a deep appreciation of human character and its capacity for transformation,” says Adrian Lahoud, dean at the Royal College of Art.
Everyone dreams while they sleep, whether they remember it or not, and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the most intense period of dreaming during the sleep cycle. The name comes from the random, side-to-side movement of the eyes while sleeping, which apparently relates to the visual images of dreams. A recent study has discovered a causal link between REM sleep and memory formation, meaning our dreams shape our memories.
What is Stress? Stress is a reaction to an event which can lead to physical or emotional tension and usually occurs when someone becomes threatened or anxious. It’s primarily a physical response that can cause us to be in a fight or flight mode by releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine to prepare the body for a physical response. Without stress we would not be in the situations or have the experiences we did today as a little stress is a good motivator, however, having no control can lead to long-term consequences. The bodies response to stress can actually cause blood flow to be diverted to the muscles and can even shut down the digestive system. In the event, your blood flow is being diverted preparing your body for fight or flight mode and your brain function becomes minimized. This leads to the inability…
All or nothing is an important term we should all live by. We should headline a boundary for ourselves before we enter a relationship. This should be the first we should title. It’s important the other knows you cannot cherry pick who you are, you make could be a person who is great company at their best and a bit withdrawn when they get down, but it’s important to let them know- when they want the good they must accept the bad-its all or nothing!. There was a situation I had heard of where a man, didn’t want to be fully committed in his current relationship so had taken some time out. Met a new girl and fell in love. The new girl girl had wanted more, but knowing that he couldn’t fully commit in the way she wanted, he had offered the invitation for her to be ‘ friends’.…
Health has been on the cards a while now. I’ve never been a fan of the obsession with the weight cultured society which the media shoves in our faces every day. I have been faced with many episodes of depression throughout my life. I had been researching about the things I should do to improve my lifestyle especially my energy levels.
I recently bought myself a chakra pendant from Camden town. I looked deeply into my chakras and I have come to realise something. We are always told to eat healthy, fresh food and drink. Nothing artificial and avoid E numbers. Whilst observing my chakras, I take note of all brightness of colour. Then I pay attention to the fruits on my dining table. I study their tones and freshness.