Words fail me. Some words on nature, depression, music – and things that we really must try to put into words, no matter how hard it might be.
Yesterday was a lesson. Whether you choose to learn from it or to ignore it is entirely in your gift. This choice is a miracle of life.
Life ought never to lose its capacity to surprise or to inspire. This post is inspired by words from Johnny Marr and DJ Food.
To focus intently on just one sense is often to experience it anew. To listen – truly to listen – to another soul is to listen without prejudice.
What is good in your world, right now? This is a short and simple little post about appreciating the tiny things that are so easy to overlook, but which can mean the world to you.
Lex Fridman’s epic podcast with Rick Rubin includes some great words on listening to understand. When another soul speaks to you, listen with compassion and empathy, listen to understand.
Even in the worst of times, moments of delight can be found. Moments that renew your faith in humanity. Moments that help you through. Here is one such moment, courtesy of my friend Rachael Heenan.
Within you there is always something there waiting to help you, something stronger. There is always an invincible love.
What things enrich your life to an extent you might not even realise? What are you doing to keep those invaluable things in your life?
Feelings of renewal can make all seem right with the world once more. But they can also mislead. Be careful not to mistake renewal for recovery.
Do you love coffee? Have you ever tried roasting your own coffee beans? Here I recount my first ever attempt at home-roasted coffee beans.
In times of heightened stress and anxiety, the mind can become like the turbulent surface of the sea. Anxiety and stress need to be taken seriously, before they become overwhelming.
How do you feel, after the storm? Be as kind as is possible to yourself and to others, today and tomorrow.
To live at all times in accordance with your core values should be as smooth and as natural as a fish swimming through the ocean.
Gratitude has immense power. Give good thank you to all you meet today.
Michael Palin’s diaries from 50 years ago this month paint an oddly familiar picture of gloomy times with an underlying absurdity and silliness.
Words – written or spoken, whispered or sung – can take you to some fantastic place. Celebrating the lovely writing of Chris Difford.
There might seem no way out of the grey times when you are in them. But as long as you can draw a breath, the possibility is there that you can be happy again.
Do you know how powerful your words are? Whether written or spoken, tweeted, blogged, texted, shouted, whispered or withheld, words have the potential to change the world around you in an instant.
Cafe München: long-gone… but perhaps not entirely forgotten? This London bar was home to so many stories, including Forbidden Planet signings by Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alexei Sayle and a host of 1980s comics luminaries.
When you look back on this time, will it prove to be your favourite age?
How much of your life are you devoting to events that never really happened, and never will? Can wasting time be forgiven? A post on why it is never too late, inspired by some wise words from Sir Ian McKellen and Reverend Richard Coles.
Moments of crisis show you the world as it is, and offer you the opportunity to change.
Does the lens through which you view the world distort what is truly there in front of you?
What if you were guided always by the decision always to do the kindest thing in any given moment? Imagine how your life would be if every decision you have made and will make were guided only by kindness. What kind of world you have helped to create? Being kind to all, and striving always […]
The seed will not become a flower overnight, no matter how hard you will it do so. The beautiful transformation will only happen with time, with patience.
Listening can be the most valuable thing you might ever do. Listening can make all the difference.
Is your baggage weighing you down? We accumulate so much mental and material baggage as we move through life. How we deal with that baggage can dictate how we approach each moment of our lives.
Some words in tribute to my dear departed friend Mat Davies, whose spirit brought joy, wisdom and boundless enthusiasm to so many people.
Into every life a little failure must fall. And that is no bad thing.
Inspiration is always out there, waiting to find you – usually in the most unlikely place. Sometimes, inspiration might even arrive carrying skateboards and ukuleles…
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first half of 2021, featuring: Open Mike Eagle; El-P; Richard Herring; Nigel Planer; Alexei Sayle; Omid Djalili; Questlove; Mariah Carey; Marc Maron; and Katey Sagal.
To be able to do all we can to help those we love through this world is perhaps life’s greatest gift.
Kevin Hart wisdom: When the final word of the final sentence of the book of your life is written, what will your story be? A post inspired by some wise words from Kevin Hart’s incredible podcast with Joe Rogan.
What are the best Yoga With Adriene videos? In this post, I celebrate Adriene Mishler’s Yoga With Adriene, look at how yoga can help everyone, and share my top five Yoga With Adriene videos.