No, it’s not a joke. It’s serious. But before you roll your eyes at another millennial finding any excuse for an existential crisis, you may want to read why turning 29 is potentially panic-inducing.
It has been billed as the election of a generation, and yet one generation has been conspicuously ignored by the political classes. What does our lack of care for the youngest in our society tell us about ourselves?
Social media seems to have become an integral part of many of our lives, but it’s not all #weeklyfluff and #gymspiration. Here’s 8 reasons why you should seriously consider quitting social media before the year is up.
What if the things you think will make you happy are actually working against the possibility of you ever finding happiness?
Do you know how to spot a liar? Or for that matter whether your partner is the right one for you, or who to vote for? Throughout our lives we have questions like this that need answers. The recent proliferation of TED Talks and self-help books reveal that our search for wisdom even in these modern times is very much alive. We want to know how best to live so we can live our best lives. But are we looking for answers in the right places?
This year I finally managed to kick my obesity in the teeth. For two decades, I have struggled with being fat and have wrestled with consistent negative thoughts about my body. Yet despite enjoying clothes that no longer cut off my circulation and the health benefits of being slimmer, I find myself still hating my body when I look in the mirror. This is a problem I know isn't mine alone. So why is it that so many of us are ashamed of our bodies?
It's been utterly ghastly to hear my friends share the drawn out reality of trying to prosecute someone for sexually abusing a child. The sexual abuse of children is an unspeakable evil, but its unspoken nature allows it to continue. Every institution, from the courts to the church, are failing exactly the people they should protect.
Anxiety is definitely rising rapidly. And it is not hard to find explanations everywhere you look; changing lifestyles, stress-inducing technologies, fraying communities, and apocalyptic prophets. But, there is one great factor that is not often spoken about, but which seems to be present under all of our anxious feelings.
Loneliness affects everyone. But there seems to be a particular problem today with men, who do not acknowledge it, with fatal consequences. What can we do?