I once had a friend who died while waiting for a heart and lung transplant. He was in his 30s, a DJ, a chef, a bongo player and all around lover of life. As he waited for a donor his life ebbed away, so - as you do - we would sometimes sit around and… Continue reading Lipstick and living
Just taking a pause and wondering why the last few weeks have felt more manic than usual. Sure there have been the usual winter ailments, end of term commitments for kids and additional work. However, I suspect the cold weather and short days are to blame. Despite the fact that we have just gained a… Continue reading Gaining time
Regrets are as much a part of being human as happiness and sorrow. Yet we are encouraged to live life without regrets, to move on and learn. Oddly enough the regrets that seem to stick for me are disturbingly banal...the stunning dress I procrastinated over and eventually left in the quirky store in New York,… Continue reading Regrets – I've had a few
Yup that's the message from Economist Juliet Schor in her book Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth beautifully summarised in this video by the Center for a New American Dream New Dream Mini-Views: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy from Center for a New American Dream on Vimeo.
The elusive work/life balance - who has it and how can you get it? No surprises that women continue to do the vast majority of work around the home. However, apparently improvements in happiness can be made by taking regular holidays, leaving work at a reasonable hour and taking breaks during the work day. … Continue reading Work life balance – who has it?