While I was planning this post I decided to research hauls. I wanted to know why people watch them. Is it nosiness? Trying to get ideas? Do we just like comparison? Psychology seems to favour comparison, unfortunately. People may watch these videos or read posts and compare their lives to the luxury lifestyles portrayed online.… Continue reading Back to College Stationery Haul
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.
I really like my houseplants. They do make me happy. This summer I have been trying to propagate some of the succulents and I have enjoyed seeing their progress and learning something new. But does that mean that the plants themselves contribute to my wellbeing? Could I replace them with crafts or colouring books? Perhaps… Continue reading Do Houseplants Promote Wellbeing?
I had been really looking forward to this book coming out. For those of you who don't know, the Hormone Diaries: the Bloody Truth About Our Periods by Hannah Witton is a book about our lifelong hormone journey from puberty to menopause. Hannah Witton is a Youtuber, who makes videos about contraception, periods, body positivity,… Continue reading Book Review: The Hormone Diaries by Hannah Witton
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?
While this article is aimed specifically at students, it is applicable to anyone who frequently feels like they are failing at something. Hey we've all been there! On the 17th of June 2019 at 8 am, I received the results of my third-year exams and I passed everything. The night before in my mind I… Continue reading Feeling Like You Have Failed is Not the Same as Failing.
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
Image: "Bed Sheets Pillows" by StockSnap on PixabayA consent workshop is a space where you can go and discuss with a group, overseen by a facilitator what constitutes sexual consent. Now I have people in my life who I love dearly, who will read this and ask why? Are you confused about what consent is?… Continue reading I Went to a Consent Workshop – Here’s What I Learned