Tag : natasha zack

Autopilot culture: being mindful and pressing pause

6 months ago / 0 comments

Our every day lives seem to just fly by. We wake up, have breakfast, commute, go to work, school or university, we have lunch, come home, eat dinner, and we go to sleep. We seem to live our lives on auto-pilot and never take time to stop and relax. We … Read More

Everyday Descartes and applying philosophy to first year

12 months ago / 0 comments

“I think therefore I am” is a saying by the philosopher Descartes in which he portrays himself as a ‘thinking substance’, not a physical thing, and thus ties his existence to his mental self rather than his physical self. In another saying, Descartes expresses that whilst we dream we assume … Read More

Just to let you know, men also cry

2 years ago / 0 comments

It is a very acceptable thing to cry. Crying is a reaction we all have when we’re overwhelmed, be it from sadness, happiness, or laughter. Why is it that when we see men crying on the popular television show ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’, so many of … Read More

Mental illness is not a weakness

2 years ago / 0 comments

Recently, whilst talking about mental health, Donald Trump said that various veterans returning from war with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) aren’t strong enough and can’t “handle” fighting. He talks about it as if suffering from a mental health problem and committing suicide is a sign of weakness. I would … Read More

For how long will the past survive?

2 years ago / 0 comments

During the summer I went down to the Southbank with a friend to see a replica of London being burnt down to commemorate 350 years since the great fire of London. It was an exciting event to go and see. The public crowded around the Thames to get a good … Read More