Points of View

How You Can Help Immigrant Families Being Separated

Taking action against a horrifying violation of human rights

You’ve probably head that the Trump Administration is separating children from their parents at the US/Mexico border. These children and infants are ripped from their asylum seeking parents and held in old warehouses, box stores, and…

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You Are My Sunshine!

How important is exposure to the sun for our mental and physical health?

The recent spell of hot weather is a welcome change for many of us across the UK; I live in Cumbria where having consistent sunshine, for more than a few days of the year, is pretty…

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How to Donate Your Blood to Help Others

World Blood Donor Day – June 14th 2018

I have never given blood, but I intend to. I don’t really have a reason why I haven’t done it up until now (I’m 41). For quite some time I believed that because I have quite…

3 min

The Right Words

Finding inspiration in a good motivational quote

Quotes, mantras, meditations – call them what you will, the potential joy that can be attained from a few simple inspirational words are totally where it’s at. My naturally cynical mind used to scoff at the…

3 min

Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy and Respectful Care

Trusting people’s voices and lived experiences

It’s now a few days since the Republic of Ireland voted to repeal the 8thAmendment, a constitutional ban on abortion. Like many others, I flew into Ireland for the Repeal weekend and what I witnessed has…

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Dear bugs, where are you?

Are we hurtling towards an ‘Ecological Armageddon’?

The recent spell of warm weather has brought about more time being spent outside and I love being outside. After school trips to the lake and long walks with the dogs on the fells feel like…

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Why I take my small child to marches and protests

On mothering and activism

A funny thing about becoming a parent is that it affects you in ways you could have never anticipated, while other things end up being not so different from the life you had without children. Before…

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Thank You, Love

When love is the way

On 19th May I watched Doria Ragland eyes fill with tears as she sat alone in St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle. I felt so moved, I wanted to reach out and give her a warm…

5 min

Race and Royalty

Why Ms. Markle Is Significant

As the Meghan-Harry wedding approaches, I’ve been thinking about the significance of Ms. Markle joining the Royal fold. I am not a Royalist, you understand. Whilst I appreciate the continued need for a monarchy in practical…

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Six Months In

Our achievements so far and planning for the future

Hello you, I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday relaxing and finding a little time for you. I wanted to reserve this spot in our editorial calendar to write from my heart, today, as my thoughts…

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