Okay, obviously I'm joking about the living part. I spend a lot of time online though. I mean so much that I'm too scared to look at the app on my phone that tells me exactly how much. I don't even know what it's called. But you know what, it's not so bad. That does… Continue reading 6 Ways to Make Social Media a Nice Place to Live.
A few months ago I wrote a post about the 5 most common questions I get asked as a psychology student. I get asked a lot of questions when I say I study psychology because everyone has heard of it. Sociology not so much. I only get asked one question, what is sociology? Sometimes people… Continue reading What is Sociology?
Fun fact about me, I collect quotes. Those quotes come from books, poems, TV, movies, sometimes real people. When I hear one that clicks with me I write it in a notebook. Sometimes I draw it. It's probably not a surprise to you that I love words. It doesn't matter if the person saying them… Continue reading 10 Lessons (with quotes) from Pop Culture for When You Need to be Your Own Hero.
Last year I heard the Irish rugby player Paul O'Connell speak at a Youth event. He spoke about his success and the assumption that he was just naturally talented. He credits his success to his practice teamwork and commitment to his sport, not natural ability. One of the most prevalent assumptions I hear is that… Continue reading In Our Veins: A Nature vs Nurture Story
"Space, the Final Frontier" On Friday I had a particularly long journey to make. From where I live, between two buses plus the wait (they are ALWAYS late in Ireland), the journey one way was two and a half hours and the same back home in the evening. Whenever I commute or travel, I listen… Continue reading The Humble Music Player, the Self Care Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed.
Today I made a very important purchase, a new toothbrush. Stick with me, I promise there's a point to this! Using them every day doesn't negate their importance to our bodies or the importance of their impact on the environment. I am sure all of you responsible owners of teeth know that a toothbrush is… Continue reading Buying the Picture, Not just the Frame