Quitting my job was the best decision I ever made

About 6 weeks ago, I woke up and realised I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t where I wanted to be, so I quit my full time job and gave myself 2 weeks to find another one. I live on my own, and with overdue bills and a backlog of rent to pay, I knew it wouldn’t be easy and I’d be taking a risk.

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Gender stereotypes and why suicide is more prevalent among middle aged men.

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Many people will be familiar with the statistic that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year.

With the most common being mixed anxiety  and depression, affecting around 1 in 10 people.

Less common knowledge is that statistically, men are around 4 times more likely to comitt suicide than women.

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Why I am against plus sized mannequins.

Over the past year or so there has been an increasing level of interest and media frenzy over the prospect of plus sized mannequins being used nationwide, across high street stores to represent women who are a size 16 and above.

Activists, campaigners and feminist groups have been vocal in getting their voices and their opinions heard. From protesting the London, Berlin and Australian fashion week, to starting online petitions slamming retailers for not including plus sized models in their shops. Continue reading

Quiet people can be confident too!

Originally it was believed that only a quarter of the population were introverts, whereas more recent studies and statistics show that actually this figure is closer to nearly one third to one half of the population!

There are many notable introverts and well respected figures famous for their contributions to society and who have helped shaped the world we live in.

Including famous physicist Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, Steven Speilberg and World class author J.K Rowling to name a few.

Yet despite this, quiet people tend to be underestimated. Often perceived as unfriendly, unsociable and labelled as having bad people skills.  Continue reading