In Groundhog Day, Ned Ryerson is the biggest irritant to Bill Murray’s character Phil Conners. So how best to deal with the Neds in your life? There is both a way out and a potential perfect outcom
What lies ahead always appears daunting. But we can still love (or learn to love) the struggle, the beautiful struggle that lasts exactly as long as life does.
Public speaking can be one of life’s most feared challenges – until you are doing it. Once The Moment arrives, the speaker might still tremble within, but the performance can feel as smooth as gliding through water.
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.
Victory at all costs for today is a dead end. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Always think about tomorrow.
The true beauty of places and things is revealed in the pattern of shadows, the interplay of light and dark.
Each day in this life is a link in a chain. We have to accept that there will be days when all that matters is to have made it through, to have completed another link so that the chain remains unbroken.
Looking back to the Londons of Alexei Sayle in the 80s and Blur in the 90s shows us how the life we knew is being disrupted in the modern world.
When time stood still, what did you do? When time stood still, how did you feel? When time stood still, why did it feel unbearable?
If you’re reading these words, you have the luxury of being alive. If you’re this side of the dirt, everything is pretty good. You have what it takes to get through this.
Against the odds, beautiful trees and flowers can flourish in the desert. Life finds a way, even in the harshest circumstances. So can you.
To be able to do all we can to help those we love through this world is perhaps life’s greatest gift.
El-P (of Run the Jewels and Company Flow fame) makes the impossible feat of sustaining creativity through constant reinvention seem easy. His podcast series with Open Mike Eagle goes deep on his work and the fiercely independent ethos that guides it.
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.
The world’s attention is not on you. And that is no bad thing. You have the space, the time and the freedom to focus on being and doing better. If you went by just his Twitter feed, you could be forgiven for thinking that Ed Latimore is a gent of few words. But those few […]
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.
What is the secret of the infectious sweetness of Bill & Ted? How can you stop good ideas turning from sweet to sour? Bill, Ted (and one of their creators, Ed Solomon) might just be able to help us answer these questions.
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.
Savour the sweet air, if you can, whenever you can. Remember that a small part of what passes for wisdom in this world is actually just patience.
If each of us has a limitless capacity to do good, why not use it?
When you find yourself living in two worlds, embrace the new world that is manifesting around you.
Brian Eno’s wonderful 1995 diaries A Year with Swollen Appendices (finally back in print) offer an endless wealth of wit and inspiring ideas, and a fascinating snapshot of a past world that is both recent and long, long gone.
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.