• INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    WHY I CHOOSE TO LIVE ON A LOW INCOME

    We are taught to strive for more: bigger house, bigger salary, more possessions. More, more, more. And there is absolute nothing wrong with that. But what happens if financial wealth isn't your goal? Katie Watkins has recently sacrificed disposable income and instead opted to be skint. Here she talks through whys and wherefores of that decision. …

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER

    PMDD have you heard of it? Turns out it is PMS's evil twin. It stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and it effects 1 in 20 women and makes the days running up to their period some kind of living hell, reeking havoc with body and mind. Here Claire Walker shares her experience. …

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    BORN INTO A FAMILY OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

    This anonymous writer came forward wanting to give a glimpse into her upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness. It isn't conclusive and of course does not represent the feelings or opinions of everyone who has been involved with the religion.  It is her experience, which she has written about bravely and from the heart.…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THE REALITY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES

    We have all heard of Diabetes, but do we really know what the condition involves? This list sheds light on common misconceptions, including understanding what the differences between type 1 and 2 are. A valuable and realistic account of her life with Type 1 Diabetes, by Rosie Red…

  • THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    I LOST MYSELF TO A CORPORATE CAREER

    The author of this list (who wishes to remain anonymous) isn't the first to lured into climbing a career ladder. And he won't be the last to work relentless in search of promotions and pay-rises only to eventually realise that in doing so he has lost sight of himself. Question is what happens next? How do reclaim your identity from the corporate machine?…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MUST READ

    MENOPAUSE: A CURSE & A PRIVILEDGE

    Until recent years, menopause was rarely discussed in mainstream media. Louise & Meg Matthews are committed to changing that and helping everyone (not just women!) understand the wide impact it has and in doing so offering support and reassuring. This list is a great example of how much there is to learn.…