Revisiting burnout in a Covid-19 landscape

A roadmap to employee wellbeing Background/History Burnout was originally attributed to the field of social work, the thinking was that employees of the social work sector may develop burnout due to…

Sexual Capital: Asset or liability?

Thoughts on the relationship of sexual desirability to power and gender inequality In 2021, any dialogue about sexual, capital, is inherently problematic. In a #MeToo era, few people want to…

Rough Justice? Drugs, Murder, and Corruption: The Essex Boys Story

This tale of one of the most infamous gangland murder cases in British history continues to endure, and intrigue, more than 25 years later Disclaimer: There are a lot of voices involved…

12 reasons why when my boyfriend cheated on me, I joined Alcoholics Anonymous

And I would have no qualms about doing it again Trigger Warning: Alcoholism and addiction Disclaimer: I did not strictly adhere to the 12 steps When I discovered my boyfriend had got his…

Dear Diary: Testifying from beyond the grave

When murder victims are put on trial, how do they make themselves heard? “I am aware that you have the capability to kill me with a word, whether you desire…

Appropriate Adulting

Midlife crisis or epiphany? I turn 45 next week. I am not exactly in denial about it, but I do keep forgetting that it will be happening. I do not…

Why Promising Young Woman sends the right message

By a former promising young woman Trigger warning: Rape, suicide Spoiler warning: Discussion of the film Promising Young Woman Why are some women on the fence about the carefully scheduled message of Promising…

The Myth of Resilience

Stop expecting something bad to happen It has been a tough week for me. A colleague, a former manager, in fact, died at the age of 45. This was a role I…

The Dark Side of Network Marketing

Accountability and ethics in Multi-Level Marketing When I was briefly between roles in 2017 and chose to become self-employed, I found myself missing the sense of community and camaraderie that…

You Don’t Speak for Me

Learning to advocate, and self-advocate, in a world full of noise. When I graduated from University in the summer of 1999, my very middle-class roommate told me that now I had…