A Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Revolutionary Road. Revolutionary Road was a charity shop find, and in all honesty I feel like a massive fraud for not seeking this book out beforehand, nor having heard of it. Admittedly, I was drawn […]

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A Book Review – The Courage to be Disliked

We all want to be liked, and more so loved. We crave to be accepted into society, whether that’s through the highest positioned job or the amount of following we have online. After facing some hate on Twitter, I searched Amazon on a whim for books on getting over being disliked – dramatic I know! […]

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Lessons I Learnt About Social Anxiety as an Aspiring Journalist

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Overcoming many battles with social anxiety and deciding I wanted to go to university to study Journalism seemed contradictory to me at the time. “You must be absolutely mad”, I told myself repeatedly. The first step was the easiest for I was yet to face the fear of interviewing a complete stranger – aka putting […]

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Trialling CBD Oil For The First Time – A Review

Since medical marijuana was legalised in November 2018 in the UK, cannabidiol has grown to be a popular option for managing health conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, PTSD and other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive medicine that is extracted from the cannabis plant by steam distillation. A […]

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How You Can Help a Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

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The moods and behaviours of a loved one with Bipolar Disorder can be distressing to witness as well as challenging for them to experience. Although the notion sounds easier said than done, dealing with the illness requires acceptance and the willingness to keep learning. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between encouragement and […]

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Black Mental Wellbeing Matters Too – Bath Mind

The BLM movement has been fighting for change for the last seven years, inspired by previous civil rights movements and against centuries of continued racial discrimination. Whilst the end is far from near, 2020 has put its foot down and demanded change is made and equality is striven towards. Although this is a vital time, […]

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One Woman’s Pledge to Print 100 Black Children’s Work

“There’s a large gap with literacy rates in comparison with African-American children, some kids go to schools that don’t have the resources. They don’t have access to laptops or the simple necessities.“ Meet Antionette Toni Mutcherson, CEO of BFF Publishing House, Award-winning Author and Tedx speaker, based in the US. Mutcherson has an initiative to […]

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Stop Coining Black Lives Matter a Political Issue

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A quick google search of the word ‘politics’ will bring up Boris Johnson, COVID-19 or another Conservative party member breaking lockdown restrictions. Defined by the Collins dictionary as “Relating to the way power is achieved and used in a country or society”, the term ‘political issue’ has been repeatedly used to describe the Black Lives […]

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White Privilege and Why You Should Use It

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – MLK Sixty years have passed since Martin Luther King Jr led the Civil Rights Movement. Yet, in 2020 Black individuals are still fighting for justice and equal […]

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5 Ways to Attain a Better Night’s Sleep – Bath Mind

Sleep is commonly overlooked for its beneficial importance for both mind and body. And acquiring a decent night’s sleep can prove challenging when stress and uncertainty are thrown into the mix – yes, you COVID-19. Although we may be slowly nearing the end, myself and Bath Mind wanted to take this time to highlight ways […]

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