What Religion Taught Me
I think religion has been portrayed so negatively in recent news that people are almost afraid of it. Christians are portrayed as either pushovers or bible bashers like Ned Flanders from the Simpsons. Muslims are portrayed as suicidal terrorists, where people make jokes about fearing Asians at airports. That’s just a few examples. I was […]
Unity in Numbers: Can We Really Make a Change?
There is a saying ‘united we stand, divided we fall’. But how true is this statement? It is often quoted in times of collaboration and used to inspire people to band together towards a common cause. Can we really be united when there are so many factors working against us such as labels and class. […]
Is TV really bad for your child?
I remember as a child, my parents would warn me that ‘watching too much TV fries your brain cells’. I used to wake up early to watch the kids shows before school and race back home after school to watch the afterschool kids shows. I watched a lot of TV but still managed to get […]
Conflict is never easy. Some people shout and some give the silent treatment. Some people insult and some cry. One thing that we can all agree on, is that conflict has to be resolved. You will experience conflict in your life, whether it’s with your partner, colleagues, friends or even strangers. Here are ways to […]
Poetry and Wellbeing
Poems come in all shapes and sizes. Some are long, some are short. Some leave you feeling happy, some leave you in tears. Poetry is an amazing art form and expression. Not only does it have the power to invoke emotion, there is evidence that suggests that poetry has healing properties. Poetry can be used […]
A Poem About Mental Illness
A vivid poem relating to perceptions and experiences of mental health