WHY DO WE KNOW MORE ABOUT SPACE THAN WE DO ABOUT OUR OWN OCEANS?

Pressure. Thanks for reading.  But in all seriousness, our planet Earth has a diameter of about 12,500 kilometres (12,742km to be exact), which gives it a radius of approximately 6,250 kilometres, we know it’s roughly spherical (if you believe otherwise then that argument can wait for another post) and anybody who studied maths in school canContinue reading “WHY DO WE KNOW MORE ABOUT SPACE THAN WE DO ABOUT OUR OWN OCEANS?”

Social Anxiety and Me

I went through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) over the course of five months to treat social anxiety disorder. And although I’m not a therapist, or a qualified mental health professional, I do think there’s always some value in sharing an experience, and so that’s why I’m writing this. For a bit of backstory, I wasContinue reading “Social Anxiety and Me”

RESILIENCE

The inspiration for this post comes from a very powerful, and very moving, TED talk I was watching from Lucy Hone, she is a very influential lady who is a lot more qualified than I am to call herself an expert on resilience, she’s gained the right to that title by not only dedicated yearsContinue reading “RESILIENCE”

THE DICHOTOMY OF CONTROL

The dichotomy of control is a term used by the Greco-Roman Stoic philosophers, and it means ‘to understand the difference between what you can, and what you can’t control.’ Which at first might seem obvious, but there are actually a lot more things that are outside of your control than you might first thing, andContinue reading “THE DICHOTOMY OF CONTROL”

Make Yourself Memorable

What do you want to be remembered for? In 10, 20, 30, 100 years’ time, what are people going to think about when they hear your name? Have you built yourself a legacy? In my opinion, if you have a goal, or a passion, or even just an idea you’re unsure about, you owe itContinue reading “Make Yourself Memorable”

The Modern Stoic

Modern life is stressful, there’s an abundance of information and opportunity available, and it can often times be difficult to trowel through all of the distraction and focus on the things we should; sometimes there’s even that much of an overload of possibility, it’s overwhelming trying to make a decision about what matters to you and whatContinue reading “The Modern Stoic”

CONFIDENCE

Confidence is something all of us are familiar with, we hear it on a day to day basis, it’s something that goes through our mind during every social interaction we have, and rightly so. Confidence is, in my opinion, the single most important skill any human can have. A majority of people will have heardContinue reading “CONFIDENCE”

MICROPLASTICS – WHAT’S THE HARM?

***AUTHORS NOTE: this is an article I wrote about 2 to 3 years ago on behalf of an environmentally friendly t-shirt company that never made it past prototyping, so I thought I’d share it here.*** Microplastics is one of those topics that seems to really have only become an issue in recent months, but thatContinue reading “MICROPLASTICS – WHAT’S THE HARM?”

POLITICS PART 1: THE ELECTION

What did I really learn from the UK parliamentary election? I learned something valuable that, at first, may appear to be very off topic. I learned that social media has less power to influence people in certain aspects than we are told that it does. Social media is good for a lot of reasons, itContinue reading “POLITICS PART 1: THE ELECTION”