Society and sport have long been linked together, with trends from one area of sport often making the leap into mainstream living and a lot of the time crossing over with fashion and lifestyle into more of a healthy living choice than an on-off interest.
I'm a writer under the guise of Sunshine Writing Co. Big on mental health awareness. Enjoy sport. Enjoy writing, most of the time.
Drug addiction hurts me because it's so utterly heartbreaking to see someone destroy themselves. It's that simple. Or no, actually, it's not that simple. Drug addiction hurts me because it's so utterly heartbreaking to see someone with a disease so misunderstood destroy themselves. There's a big difference.
14/10/2016 11:53 BST
Across numerous months and years, we've seen an increase in the trend that is health, fitness and nutrition. As we move from a world dominated by fast food chains and sofa-sitters to conscious consumers and sports-doers we're becoming clearly inundated with a shift in the societal notion that it's no longer OK to be ignorant and naive to the health drawbacks of a poor lifestyle.
12/10/2016 11:07 BST
This week, one of golf's greatest tournament returns to our lives in the form on the 2016 Ryder Cup. This year's event - being held at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota - will prove to be characterized by whether either team changes their approach from tournaments previous.
28/09/2016 12:22 BST
Don't just take my word for it. <em>Hunter</em> have supported Eric Clapton on his most recent UK arena tour, playing packed out venues on untested subjects and loyal fans. They're also regulars on the festival circuit, too.
12/09/2016 13:13 BST
Last week I turned 28. It doesn't feel too bad, actually. Each birthday comes with the inevitable fear that this year needs to be <em>really great</em>. So many 'this is my year' social media posts get banded around, like a daily New Years' Eve for the Tumblr generation. I've never been massively philosophical when it comes to the future. To me, the future just kind of happens.
19/07/2016 15:59 BST
Anxiety out of work has bred anxiety in work. My crippling self-awareness of said anxiety in work and out of work has made me anxious to not be visibly anxious therefore ruining my entire life and giving me horrible, tough stomach butterflies in the process.
23/05/2016 12:01 BST
01/04/2016 12:24 BST
Sometimes coming from a working class background can making opening up quite tough. My mother and father are excellent, but I do feel like in a household that has a focus on the basic amenities in life, mental health may, unfortunately, get swept under the carpet.
17/03/2016 16:36 GMT
Arts Emergency, a charity of which I donate to monthly, is an organisation of volunteers, contacts and thinkers who believe - correctly - that there should be no barriers put in the way of people who want to study or work in art and humanity related subjects.
17/03/2016 16:01 GMT
It's hard to know exactly how, or what, to say to someone with an eating disorder to make things all alright. Chances are you can't, but if you know someone who has fallen ill in this way you need to remember that what they're going through will always be much bigger and much tougher than your frustrations at not getting through to them.
23/02/2016 17:21 GMT
Gegenpress. Like a pop star turning up to a school disco, it took the Premier League by storm. No longer had the beautiful, eloquent idea of tiki-taka graced the world of football, than had it been swept aside by its violent, aggressive cousin.
25/01/2016 17:34 GMT
Alan Rickman played Snape like a poker player carries the winning cards. Quietly. Calmly. Delicately. He shone at the right times and stood out when surrounded by champions. Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon. He outshone, and out-played them all. Whereas they were actors playing a part, he was Severus Snape. Being incredibly Severus Snape.
15/01/2016 12:56 GMT
Swiping right, or shunning left on the picture of someone's face did initially go against everything I've really ever believed to be right and proper. How can the world be so judgemental, how could I ever be so judgemental?
11/01/2016 12:49 GMT
The Jolly Boys, brought together through their mutual love of football have come together with rock group Jagged Edge to release a charity single they hope will raise thousands of pounds for diabetes charities around the country.
18/12/2015 14:46 GMT
All I have left is to say "thanks Gazza, you crazy bastard."
17/12/2015 15:56 GMT
25/11/2015 12:53 GMT
Being a man in society, it feels like you mustn't talk about emotions. Well I say f*** that. You're a human. You can do what you want (if legally correct...) You don't need to conform to the cake-cutter world that says men build things and women cook things. Men eat steak and women have salad. You don't need to be sad and quiet. Be sad and be loud. Be unhappy and be in a doctors' clinic demanding professional help. I don't know how, but I demanded it. I found strength in myself and didn't let anyone tell me that "you'll probably just be fine, you know?" Find someone who will listen.
08/11/2015 20:16 GMT
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