Has getting wasted fallen out of fashion?

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90s caused mental health problems

If you were a girl who grew up in the 90s you might look back fondly at this decade as a wild and rollicking good time. But you may also have been left with mental health problems. In fact, research suggests being a young, British, female millennial gives you nearly a 1 in 2 chance of developing them. I look back at the 90s … Read More

IVORY MagazineHas getting wasted fallen out of fashion?

When love becomes an addiction

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How quitting love helped me find my sanity

When I trained as a journalist I made the irresponsible decision to fall in love. Irresponsible?! But love is what life is about. It’s what we all aspire to, right? Let me back track a little… I’d just come out of a long-term relationship which was well and truly friend-zoned and really needed some time to decompress. The problem was, the attraction with this … Read More

IVORY MagazineWhen love becomes an addiction

10 tips for using photography as therapy

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Photography has been a passion of mine for a while, but it was only recently that I was reminded just how beneficial it has been to my wellbeing. I have a bipolar mental health condition and the one thing that has helped me ride all the highs and lows of my condition has been photography. It became such a part … Read More

IVORY Magazine10 tips for using photography as therapy

Psychedelic savasana: A beginner’s guide to yoga nidra

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Savasana (the relaxation at the end of a yoga practice) is the ultimate yoga pose, but not many have heard of yoga nidra, a psychedelic meditation which taps deep into the unconscious to draw up the goods from below. Yoga nidra is a very simple practice. A guided hypnosis full of visualisations which enhances creativity and can quite literally help … Read More

IVORY MagazinePsychedelic savasana: A beginner’s guide to yoga nidra

The Lions Barber Collective encourages men to talk about their mental health

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Hairdressing school doesn’t teach you about counter transference, projection, negative reinforcement or personality disorders. Nor does it dabble in the more recognisable mental health issues – depression and anxiety, which is a shame really, because most men feel comfortable talking to their barbers. There’s just the right levels of familiarity and detachment. Why burden your friends with your woes when you can … Read More

IVORY MagazineThe Lions Barber Collective encourages men to talk about their mental health

Are you ruled by the ego?

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ruled by the ego

One of the main signs you’re being led by your ego is the need to always be right. In most cases this is involuntary, and it’s especially hard to notice if you’re not aware of how the ego operates. The ego is something we create. It’s a combination of all the beliefs we have about who we are. These are constructed beliefs … Read More

IVORY MagazineAre you ruled by the ego?