It’s one of those slightly taboo topics that we always brush off as ‘feeling sick’ or ‘stomach-ache’, when in actuality, we’re often referring to having spent the whole morning sitting on the toilet.
Or not having gone in a week and consequently walking round with an inflated beachball in our intestines.
I do appreciate why digestive health doesn’t get the discussion it should. Because it’s not exactly pleasant dinner party conversation. But if there was greater awareness and more of a dialogue surrounding the many issues we may suffer from in our lives that concern our digestion, then I don’t think I’d have suffered in silence with my IBS symptoms for so long.
Instagram started out with a relatively simple premise.
A picture tells a thousand words, so why not have a social media site that communicates with photographs?
In the humble beginnings of the platform, people would post grainy pictures of their breakfast (I partly blame the rubbish iPhone cameras at that point), nights out and maybe a new outfit they’d recently bought.
Well, I am speaking from experience.
But today, Instagram is a very different landscape.
Now I won’t lie to you here and profess I’m the queen of productivity, because this is most definitely not the case.
I procrastinate far too much and seem to have made a habit out of causing myself more stress by not using free hours to catch up on work and be productive. Instead I use them to watch YouTube videos and get lost in the minefield of Twitter.
But hey, we all do it.
St Lucia is the Caribbean island synonymous with romance, crystal blue water and stunning mountainous backdrops – so when I mentioned to friends and family that I was heading there for a week of sun, sea and sand – there were plenty of excited responses.
But it was only upon arrival onto the island, that I truly caught a glimpse of what was in store for us.
The warm hospitality of the local people, the relaxed and carefree attitude that extends across the island and the breath-taking views around every corner.