What Makes You Happy?

I’ve just finished reading Reasons to Stay Alive, an autobiographical style novel that exposes readers to some of the hidden crevices of mental illness, more specifically depression and anxiety. Many will maintain the belief that reading anything of the sort, that makes such explicit and direct references to suicide and depression, is extremely disheartening but…

The Olympics: A Beacon of Hope in a World of Unrest

I have personally been absolutely captivated by the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Despite having some initial doubts after reading articles on the mandatory relocation of citizens in order to clear room for arenas, the Russian doping scandal and additionally, the unsanitary water many of the athletes would be exposed to, I feel that positivity and…

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Ask a group of 7 year olds what they want to be when they’re older? Astronaut, rockstar, cowboy, Prime-minister, footballer, a princess…. Ok, seeing as one of those things doesn’t even exist anymore (except in Wild West movies), some might be tempted to scoff at these BIG DREAMS occupying such LITTLE MINDS, however I think…