Browsing Facebook, I stumbled across a video about a man’s conversion to a minimalist lifestyle. I won’t deny his minimalism looked more radical & extreme than I think I would want. But the simplicity and tidiness of his flat and lifestyle appealed to me. So I’ve decided to try being a bit more minimalist! A… Read More The Beginnings of a Minimalist Lifestyle
Choosing the ‘baby steps’ approach, I’m going to pick things I (hopefully!) can actually do! For the planet: – Going wrapping paper free – Stopping contributing to light pollution, by drawing my curtains/blinds as soon as it gets dark Generally: – Try to have a constant gratitude attitude: for the people around me, the things… Read More New Year’s Resolutions
Photojournalist Mushfiqul Alam is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. To see Mushfiqul’s body of work click on any image. Living in a Toxic City Climate change is forcing people from the southern part of Bangladesh to move to the capital […] via Hazardous Working Environment & Toxic Living Conditions For… Read More Hazardous Working Environment & Toxic Living Conditions For Dhaka’s Migrants — Edge of Humanity Magazine
Earlier this month, I visited Llandaff, which is a district in the north of Cardiff, but has a lovely village feel to it. The centre of the town is a gorgeous cross of historic and holiday-town-esque with its stone and timber buildings and a dairy selling ice-creams and a quaint souvenirs shop. The highlight of… Read More A Visit to Llandaff
The Bodleian library’s Radcliffe Camera is possibly the most iconic landmark in Oxford. No matter what the weather, all through the year, the tiny square around it is full of tourists pointing cameras and phones reverentially. As far as I’m aware, however, there are no longer any guided tours which are allowed inside this part… Read More Inside the Radcliffe Camera
Being dyspraxic can be frustrating, but it can also be funny. Compared to a lot of SpLDs , there’s not a lot of insights into dyspraxia on the internet yet, especially dyspraxia in adults. There are some great blogs, a couple of useful forums, and some helpful websites, but there are no full-length documentaries, and… Read More Dyspraxia: Odd Socks
I guess everyone gets the sadness days. On the whole, I’m a fairly sunny, contented personality. I struggle with anxiety, yes, but when in my usual routine and pottering around doing the familiar things I like doing, I’m usually in a sunny state of mind. But sometimes rainy days do come. One of the dull… Read More The Puppet Days: Sadnesss
Why is this blog called ‘the flower of the grass’? Because I have always been particularly struck by the Biblical verses about the ephemeral beauty of the flower e.g. Isaiah 40: 6-8 ‘The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the… Read More Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I struggle with an anxiety disorder, and have done for a long, long time. Until recently, I kept it hidden (except from a doctor and a few counsellors); but, this summer, I opened up to my boyfriend and two of my friends about it. For me, that was a huge step to take, but it… Read More Anxiety: How To Overcome Setbacks
As surely everyone knows who lives in the UK and even glances at the news, a heated debate has recently broken out over whether or not there should be VAT on women’s sanitary products (chiefly sanitary towels and Tampax). The argument for the tax’s abolition centres on the fact that it is a taxing these… Read More The ‘Tampon Tax’: a red herring?