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 lies around the corner for you? You can only know what you are going through now, and what you have struggled through before. You can never know what you are about to become.
We can never take equality for granted. Any progress towards equality is always at risk of being reversed. Prejudice will always find new forms.
If we believe in equality for one, we must believe in equality for all. Remembering and acting on the belief that humans are equal in all directions should be a core part of all our actions, always.
You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you, gentle reader?
We are endlessly lucky to be here and alive and on this planet. With this infinite good fortune comes great responsibility.
Do all roads lead to Weatherall? Almost a year on from the untimely loss of Andrew Weatherall, tiny reminders of the great man’s enthusiasm, taste and impeccable values abound.
Stephen Fry has helped shaped my words and my outlook on the world for more than 30 years. This post celebrates what Stephen Fry means to me, and considers whether “the secret of life is in art”.
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.
A very good 25 December 2021 to you, gentle reader! Whether it is Christmas day to you or just another Saturday, I sincerely hope that today is nothing but kind to you and yours.
How do we best go about finding and choosing the perfect words to express what is in our mind and in our heart?
Focus on the words you use. Can you put into words what you see and what you feel, right now?
Looking afresh at your world can reveal beauty and riches that were there all along. With wise words from John Lennon, Douglas Adams and Rory Sutherland.