Yes, this is a post about musicals. No, you should not click away. Cliche as it sounds, Dear Evan Hansen is not your regular piece of musical theatre. It's a triumph of art that can (and should) be enjoyed by all, whether you like the medium or not. Here's why. I don't think it's a … Continue reading All We See is Sky: The Unstoppable Power of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
Another link to a piece I wrote for my university magazine on the current generation and our interaction with mindfulness practices. Are millennials and centennials too cynical to benefit from it? Read more here...
Full disclosure. This article is going to go full meta because the reason I'm writing this is because of what this article is about. That will hopefully make more sense as we go on. I talk a lot about mental health. For the three(-ish) things I write for - this, the Student Minds blog and … Continue reading How to Deal When Your Brain Won’t Co-operate
A couple of weeks ago now, a group of my uni friends and I went to Citadel Festival in London. Full of current and past favourites of mine including Laura Marling, Maggie Rogers, Parcels and headliners Foals, it was an instant yes from me when my lovely and always on-the-music-ball friend David suggested it. I'd … Continue reading Summertime Sadness: A(n Amateur) Guide to Mental Illness Management at Festivals
Here we are - the first of the heavy dissertation texts. First, I need to do a teeny bit of disclaiming. I haven't actually finished this book. I took it out of my university library to read before I headed home for the summer but, unfortunately, did not reach the end. I will go into why … Continue reading I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Hannah Green – A Review
Story time. As an unwritten rule, once it gets above 22 degrees Celsius in Britain, we freak out. If it gets above 25, the old 'Hot, isn't it?' 'Yeah, might be too hot' conversation starts emerging. And then you get this past week. Consistently hitting between 26 and 31 for a full five days, people … Continue reading Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig – A Review
Hi there. At the moment, there is absolutely no audience for this. In reality, there probably won't really ever be an audience for it. This blog (??) is going to function for me as a kind of documentation of all the books I read in the coming year or so that feature, in some way, … Continue reading An Introduction