Here I am, at the little cafe at the end of the pier staring back at the world through the filter of a gentle fog, here in the little town of Deal on the east coast of Kent. As I sit with a double espresso (decaffeinated) I took a moment of meditation; breathing in slowly through my nose and out through my mouth. All while … Continue reading In Praise of Bleakness
If you wake up in the morning and immediately check how many likes, followers, and comments you’ve had on your latest social media post, before you lean over and kiss the other person in your bed – then you need to ask yourself whether social media is your first love? If the little red dots and the superscript numbers cause your heart rate to rise … Continue reading Demetrification may save the next generation on Social Media
In 1973, Santiago Genovés decided to create a 100-day ‘peace experiment’ to find out what drives acts of violence. 42 years later, we live-stream it, having learned very little. Continue reading Psychology of Love Island from the Sex Raft
The loss of Arts Funding and Art as a subject in general education is depriving our next generation of nurturing their creativity and imagination. It’s child neglect and as a society, we are all guilty. Previously, we’ve written about the need to teach children creativity, lest the machines take over all the non-creative roles and jobs and leave a generation unemployed and ill-equipped to be … Continue reading Arts Funding: Why are we depriving our next generation?
Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go, spring is springing (well, soonish), and your four-legged best friend is aching for a trip to the seaside. So where are the dog-friendly places in Brighton to visit, stay at, eat & drink within? Dog-friendly places to stay in Brighton We’re not just looking for dog-allowed places to stay at when we are off to our seaside … Continue reading Dog Friendly places in Brighton to visit, stay at, eat & drink
The first step towards utopia Wood Burning Stove Utopia? Ok, so maybe Thomas More would say that utopia is going in a little strong, but we cannot under-emphasise how primal the connection is between humans and fire. But which wood burner to buy? There is something incredibly calming about watching the flickering flames of a wood burner, an open fire, even simply a candle flickering … Continue reading Wood Burning Stove: A Guide to Caveman Utopia
The Drama Triangle is one of the concepts/theories that I quite often look back at when friends, family, or clients are talking about problems in their relationships, or problems holding down a relationship – it comes up a lot when talking about bad break-ups, especially those where contact is still required because of shared children. Outside of Copse Magazine, I also work as a mentor … Continue reading The Drama Triangle: Build Better Relationships
I didn’t mean to go to Corfu. I didn’t mean to pick the last week of the season where half the island had already shut down for winter. I didn’t mean to wander around aimlessly(although that is one of my favourite past times). And I didn’t mean to find the best coffee shop in the world. But I did. Visiting Corfu wasn’t specifically on my … Continue reading The best Coffee Shop in the World: Cafe Tierra, Corfu
Jered Threatin. If you are already familiar with the name then it is entirely possible that you are already part of the Jered Threati story yourself. If you’ve never heard of the world-famous musician (or artist?) Jered Threatin, then you now have a crucial decision to make ahead of the facts. Do you want to know? And in the process of doing so, become part … Continue reading Jered Threatin: Creating a false life and musical career online
Adam, suffering from mental health problems and learning difficulties, was being shouted at by the Police. ‘BRANDON’ they shouted at him, time and time again – getting his name completely wrong. ‘BRANDON, We are trying to help you’, they shouted as they tasered him time and time again. They sedated him. Adam died. The District Attorney, John Chisholm, ruled that Adam did not die as … Continue reading Are American Police trained to kill disabled people?