The least you can do can be the most you can do. Here I draw on the example of my beautiful guinea pig friend Praline, and on wise words from Scott Adams, Rick Rubin and Helen Reynolds.
Is there any higher purpose in life than to make people happy? What was the last thing that made you happy? Stress has been plentiful for me these past few weeks. I will not bore you with the details. There are times in life when keeping one’s spirits up and remaining focused is harder than […]
All seems still. But time and life move on all around us. Tomorrow (Sunday 4 March 2018) I turn 45. I’m sure it’s normal to have a moment’s disbelief at each new year of life you’re about to commence. How did I ever make it this far? This time around the passage of time feels […]
How do you feel inside when all around you is frozen? The smallest gesture can have the most profound and unexpected impact. The smallest gesture can melt the ice. Every year as the festive mania heats up, I revisit a 2010 post by dearly departed and eternally mysterious blogger The HRD, entitled You’ve been shopped. […]
What would seven days in your life look like without colour, without people? Here are my pictures of a monochromatic week in the life of one @mjcarty. Fresh from last month’s #Inktober daily drawing challenge, my lovely friend Kate Griffiths-Lambeth set me another challenge, one that she herself was also undertaking. Take a photograph a day […]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you spend any time on Twitter, you will very soon come across tweeted quotations of a motivational or spiritual bent. But can you trust these endless quotations? Are your Buddha quotations ethically sourced? Say such a quotation grabs you. You then face a Twitterers’ dilemma. To RT […]
How does one skip from Iggy Pop’s “colourful” past to an enlightening discussion of Buddhism in one simple move? One of the things I love most about social media is the potential for the most fascinating and enriching of discussions to come out of left field. Unlike in the so-called real world, such conversations can […]