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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Life always changes, and you always have the choice to change with it. An old photo can take you back to what feels like a previous lifetime, and show you how your current life compares.
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.