Category: Opinion

Boris to Tackle Overpopulation?

Boris to Tackle Overpopulation?

The Prime Minister has finally revealed that his seventh child is due at the end of the year, and he ‘changes a lot of nappies’. And we wonder why the Leader of Great Britain cannot address Overpopulation…? Worldometers records the Population size of the United Kingdom as: 68,358,000  Population Matters states the population size of the …

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Population Matters: Two Weeks Until COP26

Population Matters: Two Weeks Until COP26

Let’s tackle the real issue… Overpopulation. Population Matters! Our vision is of a future in which our population co-exists in harmony with nature and prospers on a healthy planet, to the benefit of all.​ “All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people, and harder – and ultimately impossible – to solve with …

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Slaughtering of Pigs for No Reason

Slaughtering of Pigs for No Reason

Change.org sent a petition to stop The story of 120,000 pigs from being slaughtered for no reason. “…These lives will be ended because there is nobody to make them into a roast dinner or a sausage sandwich. It’s horrific and quite frankly evil. This will be the largest cull of healthy animals in UK history and it …

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Attention! Attention!! Stories!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

Attention! Attention!! Stories!!! Wherefore Art Thou?

So excited to announce… I started working on a new website to house my “Opinion” pieces, and decided to stop creating extra work especially as I have worked so hard and for so long here on this platform. I figured out how to create a second blog, by grouping the posts into two categories (Writing …

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Animals Inhumanely Reared For Human Consumption

Animals Inhumanely Reared For Human Consumption

This blog post is a follow on from my previous post Cruelty-Free All The Way. Despite being vegan and mostly abstaining from dairy throughout my life because of my allergies (and guess what? I am not a baby cow! Perhaps there’s a reason why so many are intolerant to pasteurised dairy), I did not realise the …

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Cruelty-Free All The Way

Cruelty-Free All The Way

I am embarking on a grand mission to go Cruelty-Free and 100% Vegan with the beauty products I use, one brand at a time. Resistance is futile when it comes to not supporting those who still test their products on animals, both directly and indirectly, and use animal-derived ingredients and by-products.   “If you really …

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I wouldn’t want to be born… today…

I wouldn’t want to be born… today…

A close friend of mine, James, from my hometown in South Africa, who also now lives in England, is doubtful about starting a family with his partner, Sally. James is unsure it’s the best decision for him given the state of the world, together with many other reasons. Sally is adamant she wants a child, …

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South Africa: Cry, Our Beloved Country!

South Africa: Cry, Our Beloved Country!

  My heart bleeds for all those in South Africa who are suffering, especially my family and friends, trapped in their homes amidst a warzone where their food supplies, fuel, and medication are running low. And a civil war is imminent. In brief, ex-president Jacob Zuma was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for his …

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It’s not all about blaming your parents

It’s not all about blaming your parents

Today in The Times Weekend supplement, following on from Prince Harry’s documentary on mental health, Jean-Claude Chalmet encourages men to “look on therapy as a gym workout for the mind…” In A man’s guide to therapy.   Another interesting fact – not just for men, rather for all those who struggle with a dysfunctional relationship …

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I Don’t Laugh Much Anymore

I Don’t Laugh Much Anymore

I cannot recall the last time I read Postsecret. After reading the below secret, I truly felt sad for a lot of women who come to realise, or perhaps not, they are simply fitting into society’s expectations and not understanding what it means to be their authentic selves and live in ways that celebrate what …

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Before You Judge My Life…

Before You Judge My Life…

I recently celebrated my birthday, as much as one could do while slowly escaping lockdown. Not that I ever found lockdown resembling a prison. It was what it was. Radical Acceptance: it’s become a mantra of mine. Thanks, Jenny! Resistance is futile when entertaining a fleeting digression… Lockdown is now on my mind. Oh, do …

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“Free Will Is An Illusion.”

“Free Will Is An Illusion.”

Sit quietly. Take in a deep breath. Pause. Exhale while counting to eight. And meditate on these five words. “Free will is an illusion.” Do you have the power to radically accept that free will is an illusion? The majority of us believe they have free will.  I have returned to FREE WILL, Sam Harris’ …

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Boundaries are Protection

Boundaries are Protection

A reader responded to my previous post, “Believe Them the First Time” with the following: Hi Cressida, this post of yours speaks right to me. I’ve been struggling with forgiveness and giving someone another chance. Yet they keep repeating the same abusive behaviour. And the only peace I receive, protecting my well-being, is when I …

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Believe Them the First Time

Believe Them the First Time

I love this quote by Maya Angelou. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” It deserves a page all on its own, to stand out from the crowd of words… Be observant when it comes to your world and of those that you permit to share it with. It’s so …

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Women, Be More Selfish! That’s an Order

Women, Be More Selfish! That’s an Order

“Women, be more selfish!” I read to my partner from The Times Weekend newspaper insert this morning. Referencing “How to make lust last – the new rules for long-term relationships.” “It’s important for women to learn to be more self-centred.” Ping! ‘See!’ I exclaim. ‘I am not selfish enough. I’ve been ordered to…’ He turns …

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