The Benefits of Music on Mental Health

Most people realise the power music has – to bring people closer together, make us sing and dance in elation – therefore it is logical it has a positive effect on our mental health. Music makes us happy, because of its relatable or dance-able lyrics imposed onto a catchy melody. What if I told you... Continue Reading →

Five Benefits of CBD (cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol or CBD, is extracted from the cannabis plant and is used to treat numerous ailments from epilepsy to anxiety to even alleviating cancer symptoms. It is not a psychoactive substance and is completely natural. Its effects work by binding to the cannabinoid receptors already present in your body. Many people may think CBD gives... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Talking to Strangers

Many people spend several hours of their day on a train making the long commute into work and back home in the evening. Many of us have also started to use this time to catch up on Netflix, block out the world with music drumming through them, or reading. The unspoken rules everyone follows is... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Taking a Political Break

We’re constantly bombarded with news everywhere we look, with it no longer confined to traditional news outlets. It is plastered over our social media feeds and intrinsic to our everyday lives. No matter where in the world you are, whether it’s another minority group Trump and his government are trying to oppress, another populist group... Continue Reading →

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Sun Exposure

Whilst there are some negative risks of over exposure from the sun from looking like a lobster or more seriously, skin cancer, the benefits of moderate sun exposure can greatly influence your life. Here are six health benefits that will give you a reason to chill out in the heat at the beach. 1) Lowers... Continue Reading →

How Gardening Can Boost Your Wellbeing

With many of us resigned to spending much of our leisure time behind our front doors right now, we need to be more creative with how we spend our time. We can only have so many Zoom hangouts and long walks to nowhere, before we yearn to do something different. You might associate gardening with... Continue Reading →

Film Review: ‘Wonder’ – Living with Treacher Collins

People with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented groups within media. We all know how important representation can be so that people feel visible and tangibly moulds how the public perceives people with disabilities. I decided to review 'Wonder', because I think it allows for that visibility to be shown in mainstream Hollywood and... Continue Reading →

Dyscalculia – The Lesser Known Developmental Disorder

You might be wondering what this vampire like word means, like so many other people. Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that can often be co-occurring with ADHD, dyslexia or dyspraxia. The DSM-5 defines Dyscalculia as a specific learning disorder, an impediment in mathematics, evidencing problems with: Number senseMemorisation of arithmetic factsAccurate and fluent calculationAccurate math... Continue Reading →

The Psychological Impact of Having Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that you can find out more about here. It can affect psychological functioning in many ways, both before and after diagnosis. Anxiety, depression and fatigue are commonly reported prior to diagnosis for many reasons including: Malnutrition and vitamin deficiency Damaged gut villi cannot properly process and assimilate a number... Continue Reading →

What is Trichotilomania?

The Anguish Of It It’s tense, stressful. You’re feeling panicked, all too aware that you’re sitting on your hands to prevent further pulling. You shift side to side in your seat nervously, whilst resisting moving your palms away. You try distracting yourself, and try to think about something else, anything else. Eventually, you can’t take... Continue Reading →

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