For those of you who’ve been living in a cave (or, perhaps more appropriately, on a desert island!) since 1942, the premise behind the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs is a simple one: Each week a guest – a… Read moreDesert Island Discs – Part 1
‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’ as the saying goes – the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 21st century, a time when we think that we, as a society, are enlightened, tolerant… Read moreEquality & Respect – A Thing of the Past?
Depression – the ‘Black Dog’ – describes the state of having as persistently low mood over a long period of time, low enough to have a significant impact on virtually every aspect of your life. At its mildest, it… Read moreThe Black Dog
Modern life races on at seemingly lightning speed. Its hectic pace leaves many of us feeling stressed out, over-worked and with little or no time for the things we enjoy. Stress, over-stimulation and tiredness leave us feeling frustrated, irritable and… Read moreMeditate on this – life is a crazy train
Forgive me. Having reached the grand old age of (cough), I decided to take a moment to reflect on my life so far, your life-yet-to-come, and take the opportunity to share with you one or two thoughts and observations you… Read moreA letter to my 18-year-old self