Can High Street fashion ever be ethical?

When I say the word ‘fashion’, what do you think of?

Do you see thin, beautiful, and glamorous looking people? Or do you see beyond that? I see a deeply unethical industry with poor pay, dangerous working conditions, human trafficking, eating disorders, and environmental destruction. An industry that has created 52 seasons a year . . . → Read More: Can High Street fashion ever be ethical?

Teenage bedrooms…

How many parents despair of the mess they find on opening their teenager’s bedroom door? How often do they shout and nag ‘And tidy your bedroom up!’? How many parents wrestle with a sense of failure as they wonder where they can possibly have gone wrong?

Yet, this problem hits all . . . → Read More: Teenage bedrooms…

Loneliness: on the increase?

It can be hard to admit to feelings of loneliness, but one in 10 Britons is lonely. It’s not just an issue for the elderly – loneliness is rising among the young. So are we all destined to be lonely?

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece . . . → Read More: Loneliness: on the increase?

Love / Anxiety – two sides of a coin?

At a workshop last August bank holiday I heard two interesting comments that left me thinking. The first comment the speaker made was that ‘love’ can be defined as ‘paying attention to’. Initially I wondered if he was oversimplifying things but the more I thought about this the more I could see what he . . . → Read More: Love / Anxiety – two sides of a coin?

Tiredness

How often do we say or hear the words, I am so tired or I was just too tired. Tiredness, or fatigue, seems to be a very common complaint within our modern western society. But does it need to be?

I would like to suggest that it does not have to be that way . . . → Read More: Tiredness

5 Cs of Successful Relating

Broken relationships, and especially broken families, are becoming increasingly evident in our society today – and many people suffer the fall out. Pain, fear, anger, rejection, loss of confidence and self-esteem are just some of the issues that people wrestle with as a result. But what can be done? Are such broken relationships inevitable? . . . → Read More: 5 Cs of Successful Relating

Frustration

Frustration is something everybody experiences at some time or another in their lives; whether it’s the frustration felt when a driver finds himself locked out of the car, or the frustration a mother feels when the children are late leaving for school – again! It is a word we often hear on people’s lips, . . . → Read More: Frustration

Anger

Anger is probably the most difficult emotion for people to experience and accept. There are a number of things that can be said about it. Firstly, as is true of any emotion, we cannot choose not to feel anger – it comes whether we like it or not. Secondly, it is not the same . . . → Read More: Anger

Stress, Hormones and Redundancy

What do stress, hormones and redundancy have in common? It’s a strange thought, but they do have a very important connection: they each have the ability to make us feel thoroughly awful and cause us to react and behave in ways that we would much rather not. Whether it’s bursting into tears at the . . . → Read More: Stress, Hormones and Redundancy