It’s time for new trimester resolutions

I believe the true joy of university life comes in the second trimester (or semester, if you’re at one of those other unis). Why? Because it’s a second shot at everything you wanted to do back in the first trimester, but with even more possibilities for success! Let me explain. When you’re approaching the first week of the university year, it feels a lot like … Continue reading It’s time for new trimester resolutions

Target Practice: A Shooting Range Experience

Content note: This piece contains mentions of the detailed use of firearms. ‘I wonder what it’s like to shoot a rifle,’ a friend said casually over a prawn chow mein lunch. ‘We should go to a shooting range one day.’ ‘Sure, let’s go on Saturday,’ I said. She laughed, ‘Really?’ ‘Why not?’ I asked.  All we had to do was Google local shooting ranges, make … Continue reading Target Practice: A Shooting Range Experience

9 Ways to Know If You’ve Found The Right Therapist

What a long way we’ve come. Finally, the world over, many are beginning to give mental health the attention it deserves.  Challenges involving mental health have often been dismissed as problems for the weak or rich or bored. But now, more people are starting to recognise that just as a broken knee needs intervention, so does one’s struggling mental health.  Perhaps it could be a generational effect, with millennials stated to … Continue reading 9 Ways to Know If You’ve Found The Right Therapist

Yoga Series Part One: The Four Important Ways Movement Breaks Assist Study Stress

Benefits of Yoga What do you think of when you hear the word ‘yoga’? A vegan with a man-bun and a flowing psychedelic shirt? Or a gorgeous, impossibly slim woman with the flexibility of a lithe cat?  Yes, these are the gender stereotypes. But, like all ancient traditions arising from diverse and evolving cultures over thousands of years, one’s motivation for practice and appreciation does structure … Continue reading Yoga Series Part One: The Four Important Ways Movement Breaks Assist Study Stress

Post COVID-19: Cities as More-Than-Human Places

To justify cities as more-than-human places it is important to define what that means and its context. Historically, humans have engaged in activities like mining, agriculture and construction—altering the surface of the Earth, the composition of the atmosphere, and key ecosystems driving human civilisation. This has led to massive devastation and alteration of the Earth with increases in carbon emissions, species extinction and deforestation, all … Continue reading Post COVID-19: Cities as More-Than-Human Places

Crying in a Coles Carpark

Walking through the aisles of Coles, the scene before me seems apocalyptic: shelves ransacked, shoppers wearing masks and gloves, exchanging looks of uncertainty and fear. Despite the social distancing guidelines and advice to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, the supermarket is packed. I can feel the unease radiating from the people around me. Everyone exudes an aura of angst. I do my best to … Continue reading Crying in a Coles Carpark