The traffic to DWED since the documentary went live has increased dramatically, with views to our website tripling within a couple of days. Membership subscriptions are rolling in steadily as well as requests for training by healthcare providers and DWED's name being circulated to a wider audience.
It's also been nice to raise the temperature by looking back at this year's travels, projects and favourite memories. Having noted my top ten memories, I've simply expanded them into this fun little post:
Theresa May's speech at the Tory Party Conference espousing "the good that government can do" has been interpreted as a political
Mental health issues are definitely not first world problems because the benefits, stability and access to services of the first world are irrelevant to mental health. Obviously those with greater wealth can access better medication, private counselling and a range of treatments for mental health illness, but, the car you drive, the house you live in or amount of cash in your bank account is immaterial when you are trapped in your own mind by the pain and turmoil of mental health illness.
I remember experiencing the shock and devastation when I read and reviewed the existing research on a Saturday morning in November. I thought of every autistic person I knew, every family member. When you do that, it is hard to deal with such a tragic inequality in outcomes.
The bleak reality is that the black cab industry is at risk of becoming extinct. Seeking Judicial Review is the only route of success to ensuring a fairer system with more regulation. If Uber gains a monopoly in the market, the travelling public could suffer from dramatic fare increases and compromised regulation surrounding safety and we can't let that happen.
The Turkey has been carved, the presents unwrapped, the stockings emptied and post-Christmas blues are threatening. What
The state of the world's oceans was been laid bare in a WWF report released this month. Populations of marine mammals, birds
Last week pictures of three year old Aylan laying face down, dead on a beach here in turkey hit the news. To us europeans the picture was an eye-opener. A reminder of the gruesome reality, the painful fact that children knocking on our doors, asking for our help, die in an attempt to reach a better future...
I'm dreading Spring. Forget the season of new beginnings, all I can think of are the looming months of itchy eyes, snot filled
A lot of people carry around with them a large amount of "baggage" or "clutter" in their minds. When I say this I mean that they are still holding onto things that they say they 'should' do, but they really don't need to. The 'coulds' and 'shoulds' in your life that hold you back - you want to let go, but you don't.
The scale of The Raid 2 is much larger than the first, with a sprawling, fitfully successful crime saga plot introduced, involving rival Japanese and Indonesian gangs. The plot merely provides moments to compose yourself between the carnage, and what carnage.
When you see Liam Neeson holding a gun and looking grumpy on a poster or DVD cover, it's easy to dismiss the advertised film as a Taken knock-off not worthy of your precious time and money. Neeson might seem to many like a brilliant actor who has been sadly burdened and pigeon-holed by Hollywood's desire to sell a very specific skill-set.
There are a huge number of activities going on around the world to improve the situation for women, and there are places where men are working with women to achieve this. There's no doubt that this movement is gaining momentum and makes nonsense of the idea that men cannot see women as equals. It's an outdated way of thinking, and increasingly governments, businesses, communities and families are all coming to recognise the positive benefits to be had when women and men are working together and treating each other as equal partners. Of the numerous ways to change women's lives for the better, I've picked out five things that you can do to help make that change today:
It's around this time each year that invitations start coming in from the studios wishing to build excitement for their big summer films.
Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor charts the failed United States Navy SEALs mission Operation Red Wings. Four Navy Seals are sent on a covert mission to neutralise a high ranking Taliban operative.
It's that simple. In any situation, if you can stop, ask that question of yourself and accept that no matter how much you want to answer it with "well, actually, I didn't create this"... you did. If you can accept 100% responsibility for what's going on, you put yourself at cause and you immediately grant yourself the power to change it.
The title sums up this film, really. GI Joe: Retaliation is the epitome of action films. People shoot other people, explosions go off, Aerosmith plays in the background of every other scene, and it has the emotional impact of a damp sponge slapping against gravel. I could watch it again, because I like ninjas and it has quite a few of those.