All posts tagged communication

Coercion is Not Consent

According to the Cambridge Dictionary definition, coercion refers to ‘the use of force to persuade someone to do something that they are unwilling to do’ [1]. When you hear the […]

Menopause: why greater knowledge & understanding is needed

Recently, I watched an episode of Inside Out London which included an item about menopause. It showed a group of women talking about their varied experiences of menopause and how they tried […]

Men are physical and women are verbal – Iliza Shelsinger’s Theory

Whilst watching Iliza Shlesinger’s, a female comedian, live performances on Netflix one night, a very interesting, and I find accurate description of male and female thought was brought up in […]

Maintaining Relationships at University.

It’s often hard to keep an equal balance between all the different aspects of university life, and relationships are often difficult to maintain when focusing on personal health and academic […]

To Brush Over It: What exactly is art therapy?

I’d always known that art therapy was a thing, but I never thought to ask what it actually involves. Painting will solve your problems? It seems unlikely. Rather than solving […]

‘And they lived happily ever after…?’

‘And they lived happily ever after…’ This is the ending line in most children’s fairy tales.  Young girls are taught to expect that they will grow up, find their ‘prince’ […]

40 Seconds of Silence

“They say my system is overloaded” – Ariana Grande Mark my words – 2019 will be a year marked by unfettered, unending division. Politically. Publicly. Whatever such schisms develop into […]

Sex for the first time after a long-term relationship.

My first thought after the break-up of my four-year relationship, with the boy I had lost my virginity with, was how different sex was going to be with someone new. […]

Dating & OCD

I wasn’t diagnosed with OCD until I was in my late teens. A part of me had always been able to recognise my abnormal patterns of thinking, but it wasn’t […]