Poor mental health can be debilitating. Plenty of strides in tackling the taboo have been made in recent years, but the impact of anxiety, depression, personality disorders and the like is not always well understood.
I am an unabashed Reddit lurker. From the cute animal gifs to the thought-provoking discussions, there is just so much content to digest.
A recent article in The Guardian has indicated that libraries can boost our mental wellbeing. That’s right, your modest, struggling local library is the underestimated pillar of your community. And you know what? It’s true.
Hello, you may have noticed I’ve not updated the Positive Pensive in a while. Read as I attempt to explain why.
I’m sure anyone who has worked in Britain has done the classic “Hey, not long til Friday, eh!” with their colleagues. It might be just small talk to some people, but others are legitimately living for the weekend.
Well, the short answer is ‘pretty terrible’ a lot of the time – but there are lots of different ways it can manifest itself. From physical symptoms, to emotionally draining thought processes, it’s different for everyone.
Happy New Year! We’ve made it into 2018 and suffice to say it doesn’t feel all that different – but that doesn’t meant it couldn’t.
There’s the old (90s) adage that ‘The best things in life are free’. Well, I’m also of the opinion that not only are the best things in life free – most of the things I’d like physically cannot be bought.
I love Christmas shopping. It’s spending money, guilt-free! But alas, it isn’t all hot chocolates and skipping merrily from shop to shop with my credit card out. Oh no. Because of course, whilst I’m out doing my Christmas shopping and feelin’ mighty festive, so is everyone else. This, inevitably, causes rather a bit of stress. […]
This time of year in the UK is tricky. It’s dark. It’s damp. Having a sunny outlook on things is generally regarded to be a superb achievement. Meanwhile, the US is totally showing us up.