Health and Well Being

I think health is a very odd thing really. The very word diet has the word ‘die’ in it which is seemingly ironic. It seems that no matter how healthy some of us try to be, we still end up getting the strangest and rarest of diseases, from the simple arthritis to the extremely worrying…

Always Ask Why

Perhaps the most common, simple, yet most powerful question is “why?”. At a young age, we learn that this question can be irritating (constantly repeating the question to a parent for instance). Sometimes, we don’t even think to ask this question about things that should provoke its usage. I think it’s a question that should…

Relations and Friends

I think it is very strange where you meet your best and closest friends. There are some expected places such as school, university, college, work etc. Then there are some places which are so seemingly serendipitous that you would have missed them without a second thought. Some friends become close friends because you spend lots…

Another Penny For a Few More Thoughts…

This post is the sequel to A Penny for Your Thoughts. As I continued amidst the barren wasteland I saw the infamous weeping willow. The saying goes: “clarity will be given to those who touch a weeping willow tree”. The tree, however, was surrounded by a bleak fog, which I did think odd but nothing more. I…

A Glimpse into Someone Elses Life: Windows

I had a very thoughtful day full of reflection on Monday. As I was sitting on the bus, I started doing something that is frowned upon by most people. I started to look into people’s windows. For a brief second, I glimpsed a snapshot of other people’s lives. I looked at open and closed blinds,…

Resolutions of the New Years

Another year has left and another year is upon us. Most of us are once again in that mood of putting our wrongs from 2013 right in 2014. I think the greatest thing about something new is it feels like a clean slate; a time to start again. This renewal, which usually brings a rejuvenated…

A Penny for Your Thoughts

  Amidst this barren wasteland I saw a frame. A frame which held a simple picture, about the size of a piece of paper. The picture had its canvas set on a question mark. But I soon learned that this picture actually encompassed all things conceivable, as whilst staring at it it reflected my imagination….

Birthdays, Christmas and Positivity

Yesterday it was my birthday. I looked at myself in the mirror on Tuesday and said goodbye to my 22 year old self to wake up to a 23 year old me (well, more or less, I was born at 10:11am so I had to wait a little too). Never the less, the significantly ever…

What’s The Biggest Word You Know?

A seemingly easy question, I’m sure some people would come up with ‘antidisestablishmentarianism’ and others perhaps with ‘pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis’. The biggest word I know however is ‘can’. For me this ‘little’ word encompasses a lifetime of possibilities where everything is doable. Of course, now you’re thinking I tricked you as the context of the question changed…

Connecting the Unconnected World

Internet.org: the latest innovation campaigning to make the person across the world your next door cyber neighbour. Making the internet completely global and readily available has been an idealist notion, but it is becoming more of a real possibility by the minute. Multiple well known brands such as Facebook, Samsung and Nokia are partnering up,…