How Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

Vacations with Tati In the first week of May, I visited my closest friend Tati in Syracuse. When I’m with Tati we go on adventures and I have the opportunity to try new daring things I would otherwise pass up.  This May I went jogging in six feet of water for the first time. I … Read more

Cannabis for pain and PTSD ‘lacks high-quality evidence’

There is not enough high-quality scientific evidence to support the use of cannabis as an effective and safe treatment for chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder. This was the conclusion of two systematic reviews conducted by the United States Department for Veteran Affairs and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The use of cannabis, or … Read more

Domestic abuse ‘workshops’ reduce repeat offending and harm to public

The first domestic abuse policing strategy in UK history to be trialled under experimental conditions has found that an inexpensive two-day course in behaviour management for first offenders resulted in 35% fewer men reoffending against their partner, and reduced further harm to victims by over a quarter. Researchers at Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology worked … Read more

A War Against The Mirror

My worth as a woman is measured in my body and, by society’s standards, it’s not up to scratch.


I walk into a room full of people, and the first thing I notice is the noise.  Everyone is talking.  All at once.  Some are quite animated, expressing themselves with gestures, volume rising and falling with the ebb and flow of the tales they’re telling.  Others are barely whispering, mumbling in the shadows to themselves. … Read more


Our brief interaction could have been scripted for the prelude of a cheap porno. A man was literally in my apartment to fix my pipes. I fought the urge to laugh while I sat on my sofa with a cup of coffee. He toiled in my laundry room, moving the washer and dryer away from … Read more