Published. 18th June 2019 THNK School of Creative Leadership.

Dr. Google tells you that the most commonly used definition of the word "health" refers to "a state of complete emotional and physical well-being and that healthcare exists to help maintain this optimal state of health.” Yet, we are not a society of wellness; we are a society who attempt to manage our daily symptoms. In a world where, for the majority, day-to-day life can be fragile, illness limits our choices and disease creates desperation.

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Ruth Wilson
Published. 3rd April 2019: Thrive Global Community

Our healthcare system is in crisis; it’s reactive, symptom-led and expensive especially considering how many dieases can be prevented. While our focus is often drawn to people who meet their end in spectacular and tragic ways, the vast majority of humanity will succumb to conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

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Ruth Wilson
Published. 13th March 2019: Thrive Global Community.

When it comes to the health implications of social media, it’s hard to decide what’s good for us. Amid the contradictory advice and sensationalised media reports on the state of technology, it’s easy to follow the siren calls of those clever algorithms. Driven by our compulsive appetites, the tech industry is intent on developing ever more powerful channels and platforms.

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Ruth Wilson
Going on an Eco-plaster Hunt. Part I

Plasters seem to balance between necessity and novelty. As if the use, is insufficient without the brightly coloured images or accompanying text. The idea of the plaster being a badge is highly connected to children and with adults a more discerning choice can be made — blending to your skin tone, or as identified in a store called Flying Tiger, boxes of plasters can be purchased as presents. The gift of healing with an heart image on the adhesive strip which reminds you of the ‘careful thought and love’ which was behind the gift.

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Ruth Wilson