Beyond Meat

A couple of days ago I tried All Bar One’s pop-up Veganuary fully plant-based burger. I was unsure what to expect with my burger. It was the revolutionary Beyond Meat burger, but it tasted and looked like meat. This whole concept blew my mind – it came with vegan cheese and mayo and also lettuce…

The Power of Now

I have wanted to read The Power of Now by Elkhart Tolie for a year or so now, however I have only just got round to reading it. When I started, I thought it was very hard to get my head around and understand what was being said. I am beginning to understand it more…

Climate Change Ice Blocks

The artist Olafur Eliasson brought giant blocks of ice to London for a climate change art installation. When I first saw the artwork in the Evening Standard, I assumed they were sculptures and not 24 actual blocks of ice. The intention was that the installation would be left to slowly melt, and where members of…

The Issues of Palm Oil

Iceland’s Christmas commercial was said to break broadcasting law because it was made by Greenpeace, a political organisation. I always forget that climate change is a political act. Stopping airing this advert really surprised me; it seems that when brands start to make a difference, they are shut down for going too far. The advert…

Shelf Heroes zine

I received my second Stack Magazine a couple of days ago. This month it was Shelf Heroes zine. It is essentially a fanzine celebrating films one letter at a time. I found the concept fascinating, it is a submissions-based magazine with the simple brief, “Watch a film that begins with ‘H’, go create something.” Diverse…

Peak District Yoga Retreat Day

I was worried about going on this day event because I was very conscious of the amount of work I had to do on the current project. However, I am very thankful that I went and took a day out for myself to take my mind off, what seems like, my never ending to-do-list. It…

Malala Yousafzai – Every Girl Deserves the Same Chance

Flicking through the November Vogue Magazine, I came across an article sharing Malala Yousafzai’s experience. I find it hard to believe that Yousafzai is in the same year at university as me, but she has achieved so much and is such an inspiration to so many people. I really related when Yousafzai stated, “The hardest…

Still I Rise

Nottingham Contemporary Still I Rise is a timely exhibition celebrating feminism, gender and resistance, all of which are very prominent in today’s evolving society. Wandering round the exhibition, I was able to see and explore the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living. I was surprised…

The High Low – Why 1/3 of Gen Z Don’t Drink

The element of this week’s High Low podcast episode that really stood out to me was the section discussing why a third of Gen Z doesn’t drink. We could be seeing the biggest generation gap between Gen Z and Millennials. I was shocked when I heard that 30% of 16-24 year olds don’t drink at…

Autumnal Sunrise Yoga Workshop

Today, I was supposed to be attending an outdoor yoga practice at the Victoria Embankment. However, due to ‘Storm Callum’ on route, the practice was moved inside to the alternative venue of The Holistic Hub, Nottingham. We are so lucky in England to experience such a change in the seasons and Autumn is one of…