The Drama Triangle: Relationship Breakup advice

The Drama Triangle: Build Better Relationships

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

Searching for Sugarman

Searching for Sugarman: Documentary Film Review

Sometimes you find yourself scanning through the Amazon Prime watch list and stumble upon something like Searching for Sugarman with its strange orange cover shot and wonder – what the hell is that? If you’ve got time to view it, where you can indulge yourself in a story you never knew you were interested in, then I would recommend you get that cup of tea … Continue reading Searching for Sugarman: Documentary Film Review

Januhairy - women growing their body hair out

Januhairy sees women growing their bodyhair out

There’s a new movement in town and it’s getting hairier by the day. Januhairy is a new campaign by student Laura, and is taking the internet by storm. Laura says that she grew out her body hair for a performance as part of her drama degree course, all the way back in May 2018. She said that she had found some of the process quite … Continue reading Januhairy sees women growing their bodyhair out

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Jered Threatin: Creating a false life and musical career online

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

How to become a model in Paris

How to become a Model in Paris: The Truth

There are millions of young women and men who, blessed with great parentage, genes, and nurture have developed into beautiful, striking, young adults and are trying to find out how to become a model. In a fascinating multi-media content approach, the BBC has investigated the world of modelling through the eyes of a young Russian aspiring model via an audio documentary podcast: ‘Model X’ and … Continue reading How to become a Model in Paris: The Truth

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Volunteering for Paradise Island on the Calf of Man

Daniel Woolard pulls back the curtains and looks out onto the one-mile square he calls home, the Calf of Man. “Wow, I’m in paradise” he says. On other days, he recalls, it would be close to bag-packing time. The BBC News website has a wonderful story about how Daniel, having volunteered to work on the Calf of Man, has now become it’s only full-time resident … Continue reading Volunteering for Paradise Island on the Calf of Man

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Are American Police trained to kill disabled people?

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?

The Mighty Recar: Documentary series from the BBC

Mighty Redcar: Recommended docu-series

The Mighty Redcar is a shining example of the power of documentary television: Sweeping vistas of the North Yorkshire coast; industrial backdrops; engaging characters plucked from the 35,000 residents; real lives. With Amazon Prime, an Unlimited Cineworld ticket, and a Todoist list competing with my inbox for most unticked items – it may seem strange that I’ve found time to indulge my documentary passion. But … Continue reading Mighty Redcar: Recommended docu-series

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From small seeds

The conference had been going on all day, and although I’d loved it, my face was tired from smiling, laughing, and looking earnest – actively listening to the great and the good of the European sponsorship industry as they had been brought together for the annual congress, get-together, and socialising. I was still relatively new to this niche of the industry, although having worked ‘in … Continue reading From small seeds