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Minimalism

Crisis Clutter

I’m not going to begin this post by reminding you all that we’re in one hell of a sticky situation right now (is this sentence an oxymoron?). Instead, I’m going to offer you something to do whilst you’re stuck at home (and you’d better be at home). Take a good look around you (and yes, […]

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Mental Health

What I Learnt in Self-Isolation

By the time this post is published, I will be out of my 14 day self-isolation boysssss!. Don’t worry, I didn’t catch coronavirus, a member of my household got poorly and we followed the proper procedure (stay home, hoes). It was crazy though. You look outside and think “I’m fine, why can’t I go out […]

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Self Care

Sleep Experiment: Lavender Dreams

Here we are, folks! I am at the end of my four week sleep experiment (it’s been *yawn* fun). Over the past few weeks, I’ve listened to bedtime stories, reduced my screen time, taken inspiration from the military, and finally, aromatherapy. Prior to starting the new week, I already had some issues with aromatherapy. Hands […]

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Self Care

Sleep Experiment: Military Method

After last week’s sleep experiment being a little underwhelming (you’re basic), I was sincerely hoping that introducing the renowned ‘Military Method’ would prove to be as dynamic as claimed. I must admit before we go into this, that I was incredibly skeptical. I could not see how breathing and muscle relaxation was going to silence […]

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Self Care

Sleep Experiment: Blue Light

Over the past week on my Sleep Experiment, I have swapped out white noise on YouTube for no technology at all. That’s right, instead of drifting off to the soothing sound of rain and waves, I ditched my phone/television/laptop for hour before bed. In case you’re new to this experiment, let me bring you up […]

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A Little Extra...

A Little Extra – Panic Stations

I really do not wish to add to the cacophony of chaos surrounding COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), as I simply do not think it is necessary. With this topic dominating the news, there is no point in reiterating the symptoms, what to do, etc (I think we’re all sick of it…get it). I’m also […]

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Self Care

Sleep Experiment: White Noise

If you had asked me two months ago whether I needed help in improving my sleep quality, I would have told you that I sleep like the dead. No matter what time I went to bed, I would always wake up feeling rested and it would often take me a matter of minutes to drift […]

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LGBT

LGBT+ History Month – Michael Dillon

I will be ending 2020’s LGBT+ History Month series with a post about a trans man, who like most LGBT+ people in history, has been let down by our history books. Raise your hand if you have ever heard of Michael Dillon – I almost guarantee that most of you will not. I, myself, had […]

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Uncategorized

LGBT+ History Month – Virginia Woolf

Writer, critic, feminist- Virginia Woolf was many things. Unlike the previous two historical figures, Woolf was not as prominent in the movement for LGBT+ rights, but did publish works portraying her bisexuality in the early 20th century. 50 years ago, we were struggling to establish tolerance in a chauvinistic society – I could not imagine […]

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LGBT

LGBT+ History Month – Harvey Milk

With the US Presidential Election looming in 2020, and the potential for openly gay Democrat candidate Pete Buttigieg to become a frontrunner (let’s pray that the Bible Belt of America doesn’t hunt him down with pitchforks), I thought it would be apt to talk about another groundbreaking politician – Harvey Milk. Some of you may […]