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2 May 2019

BAN 'FLAT TUMMY' ENDORSEMENTS || #NoMoreDetoxScams


It’s crazy the amount of inaccurate diet and weight loss endorsed products I see popping up across all social media platforms, particularly Instagram. Ya know the rubbish I’m talking about right?

We live in a world where nearly everything we do can be done at the touch of a button. Booking a holiday, requesting a taxi, ordering food right to your door. However, our bodies and mind simply do not work like this. It’s impossible for us to physically and mentally change overnight. It instead requires consistency, healthy habits, determination, hard work, and acceptance of “fall backs”. 

Like many, I want this world to change and to become a place where people can feel confidant and beautiful in their own bodies and be able to flaunt it. A world where body positivity truly does exists and not just when it’s profitable. For our children to find their own way in the world and to be respected, supported and loved for who they are and their existence. For them to know that bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, colours and designs, abilities and genders. For that no two bodies are the same, and that is perfectly okay and is accepted and celebrated! But unfortunately in reality, too many people are choosing to profit over the idea of “perfection” and worse still, buying into it.

There’s a rising promotion of an array of pills, teas, shakes, and even lollipops which promise benefits like weight loss and a “flat tummy”. On a weekly bases I see and read about celebrities pushing such products and appetite suppressants onto their followers and fanbase which is not only just wrong and selfish, but extremely damaging. 

26 January 2019

I AM 1 IN 4 - A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF BATTLING WITH POOR MENTAL HEALTH



January 2018
Age 21

Hello Kathleen,

I want to start off by saying I am sorry. I am sorry that I have treated you so unfairly these last several years. I am sorry that when you were in desperate need of help - body shaking, head screaming and heart bleeding - I ignored you and saw your struggles and pain as trivial and being weak and needy. I’m sorry that I have embraced self-hate and forgot how to like you, never mind love you. I’m sorry for forcing you to not cry in front of others and bottle it up because I taught you it was a sign of weakness. I’m sorry for forcing you to say yes to the things you wanted to do least. I’m sorry for allowing myself to give all spare time, effort and energy to helping others and for then not giving you the same. I’m sorry for putting you last in line.

12 December 2018

HAIR BY JFK *


Recently Hair by JFK got in touch and asked if I’d like a free cut & blow dry or hair up in return for my honest review on their service. Of course I would have jumped to the offer, but replied with my apologies as I had my appointment at my usual hairdressers coming up in just a few days. Instead, they kindly booked my mum in to receive the haircut which was perfect as her hairdresser recently moved, and by moved I don't mean salons but out the country, so she was on the search for a reputable salon and more particularly someone who could cut curly hair.

10 October 2018

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2018


It's World Mental Health Day. The day where we focus on what's going on in our heads and try to raise as much awareness of illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar - much like what we should be doing every day anyways.

According to the Office for National Statistics, people living in Scotland are happier than those living in other parts of the UK. Apparently we are "the most satisfied". Nonetheless, that does not mean that we can't feel low or struggle with mental health. In fact, mental illness is one of the major health challenges in Scotland.

21 September 2018

ASMR & BRAIN ORGASMS : WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT



Alerts, notifications, pings - the sounds that send an anxious shiver through our body. But what if there was a way using technology, in which we could find it relaxing, and even comforting? 

I’m not a big fan of physical contact. I don't like when someone sits next to me on the bus, making me feel suffocated and closed in against the window; I don't like how close the dentist has to get to my face when he’s pulling at the corners of my mouth to get a better look at my teeth; I can’t stand it when someone is sitting next to me on the sofa and their shoulder or arm is against mine; I even feel a frisson when someone touches something belonging to me. With that said, I do like a good hug now and then, usually at the end of the night after spending some time with friends or with a family member. Other than that, it all seems a bit ‘up close and personal’ for me to be comfortable with. Yet recently, I discover a new form of intimacy that I’m kind of here for.
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