GOD ONLY KNOWS

ALONE TOGETHER People have never felt so alone. This fact appears to be incongruent with the juggernaut that is social media which claims to keep us more connected than ever. In creating our carefully curated social media profiles, we further isolate ourselves from those around us. Lunchtime becomes a competition to see who can get the best photo and use the best filter. Rather than … Continue reading GOD ONLY KNOWS

CONSUMING CHRISTMAS

THE FRENZY You sit in your car and breathe in deeply, relishing the fleeting moments of peace. Your head begins to shake as the repetitive pattern of the parking lot starts to seem like a prison. As you begin to wander into the cement jungle tunes of torture begin to enter your ears. The amount of light and colour in your peripherals is overwhelming, distractions … Continue reading CONSUMING CHRISTMAS

THERE ARE NO ATHEISTS ON A SINKING SHIP

In the early hours of the morning of April 15th 1912, calls of great distress were dispersed across the North Atlantic Ocean. Scarcely moments ago, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic had struck a large, submerged iceberg, severely comprimising its hull. Throughout the corridors of the vessel, stewards travelled door to door rousing sleeping passengers from their warm interior cabins and directing them to the ship’s bitterly-cold … Continue reading THERE ARE NO ATHEISTS ON A SINKING SHIP

ADDICTION

You are walking through the supermarket; your gaze is floating between all the fresh fruit and vegetables as you consider your lunch. Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you behold the golden glow of that glorious corner of the building simply labelled ‘Bread’. Before you can say ‘baguette’ your body has floated across the epoxy coated vinyl, you have lifted your choice of … Continue reading ADDICTION

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE WISE

Imagine you gave a newly invented weapon to a child, who has no prior knowledge of how modern weapons work. How safe would you feel standing near that child? Needless to say, you would feel very uncomfortable, knowing that the probability of that child accidentally hurting themselves or others is extremely high. Now, consider that in the millennia of earth’s history, social media as we … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE WISE

CHANGING OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

 “Changing obstacles into opportunities” – Nicholas Vujicic Has there ever been a moment in your life when you could not see a way out of a stressful situation? It may have been a deadline at work, ongoing bullying at school, or an unresolved conflict. Whatever that moment or situation may have been, it is possible that it made you feel as though the obstacles you … Continue reading CHANGING OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES