The Power of the Unplug

It always starts with that one story: “I’ll be off of Instagram and Snapchat for now. Message me on Whatsapp if you need to reach me!”, the caption reads. It’s positioned right next to my stressed-out-self. I mask my worries with a peace sign and a slight smile. I hit share, and immediately a green […]


A decade of reconnection: unplugging from social media in 2020

In the infamous words of 17th-century poet John Donne, “No man is an island”. In today’s society, however, the opposite seems to be true.  Recent surges in technological advances, particularly in social media, mean it can sometimes feel we have built a world where we are disconnected from real life; and with it, human interaction. […]

Lifestyle Wellbeing

Five Days Challenge: giving up social media

For many modern day teens, five days without Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr or dating apps might be described as a type of hell. However, I undertook the challenge to see whether I could beat the stereotype often ascribed to young people. This being that we are addicted to our phones and unable to operate without constantly […]