No post this week, as I've just started a new job and I'm figuring my life out a bit. Normal process resumes again next weekend. Also, I made this: I think it's funny and tragic, "Like" and share if you agree! Have a good week everyone.
This week the UK has been in political turmoil. It's two easy words to type: political turmoil, but it encapsulates so much chaos and confusion. There's disinformation, there's bias, there's complexity. There are people on every side who think that their opponents are "the bad guys". It's manageable one minute, and devastating the next. And … Continue reading 5 Simple Rules To Solve Brexit Divisions
This week I wanted to write about the fine line between finding yourself, and escaping from yourself. It's hard to put into words, so I hope this poem makes sense. Pains ( A Glittering Gown) Are you depressed or are you deep? Inspired or insane? Going through a bad time or growing through a bad … Continue reading Does Belief have Limits? (feat. a poem)
Trusting myself enough to build habits and build a life and care for myself isn’t easy or simple. It takes resolve and power that you might feel you never had. You might feel you never earned the right to decide that you matter and deserve to exist. That's an impossible argument; there’s no objective way … Continue reading When Self-Care Feels Futile, Remember This
Quick post this week, I’m getting to be very busy! These are the main causes that I consider important when buying ethically: veganism - if a product involves animals, they are going to be extremely vulnerable to exploitation, whether it is meat, milk or egg. human trafficking - it's not well-known yet, but slavery is still … Continue reading I Avoid These 8 Things When Shopping Ethical
Cycling is a dichotomy of chaos vs. righteousness. On one hand, cyclists are despised by cars and and pedestrians alike. They don’t follow the rules and they cause accidents and near-misses wherever they go. They ignore their own infrastructure and run riot over the roads. On the other hand, cycling is encouraged by environmentalists and … Continue reading Why are Cyclists Hated for Choosing the Better Option?
Yesterday I heard a radio conversation about it being 3 years since the referendum. I listened to people calling in and talking about why they voted and if they would change their minds. Few would. I think this is because the referendum represented far more than just the deceptively simple "in or out of the … Continue reading Brexiteer or Remoaner? You’re both part of the Stalemate, and that’s a good thing.
Something I’ve been noticing a lot recently is the absurdity of the ad break in TV. More specifically, the contrast in “entertainment”. I go abruptly from watching something I have enjoy, to watching a series of seconds-long clips selling everything under the sun. Both will try to grab my attention and entertain me, but only … Continue reading Who’s In Control of Your Ad-Break?
Political ideology is often hypothetical. The clue is in the name: “IDEA-ology”. It can be exhausting. It exhausts people to live in ideological space for too long. We become disjointed, disconnected, unreal and out-of-touch. It affects anyone who lives and breathes passionate ideology, whether you agree with them or not. Whether it’s a hypocritical triggered … Continue reading Real Life Is Boring But Precious: Why Not Everyone Can Be An Idealist
This is a post about Recovery, the self-care and mental health process. There is a parallel between pervasive social messages about equality and about self care. I think learning “self-justice” can be just as important as learning about justice for others. When I discovered Tumblr in my late teens, I discovered an abundance of both. … Continue reading Kindness by a Thousand Messages