I just finished reading “Affluenza” by Oliver James, a book which very much resonated with me. In it, James theorises that most people in developed countries are suffering from an infection called the “affluenza virus”. By this, he means that we’re all excessively preoccupied by money and the pursuit thereof. He places the blame on … Read More
I grew up in the wide open spaces of rural Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, streams and woodland. For that reason, I know how easy it is to become disconnected from nature when living in a town or city. I think getting outside every day is really important, as is spending time in nature, and … Read More
The things which bring us real joy are rarely expensive or exotic
Mental illness is found in captive animals but not wild ones. Is the same true of humans?
Climbing the career ladder isn’t what it’s cracked up to be
What I’m learning from my younger, more creative self
Setting New Year’s Resolutions which are more productive and kinder to yourself
After a year like 2016, it’s easy to fall into despair; it can seem like there’s more violence, division and hatred in the world than ever before. But I’m coming to realise that dwelling on the bad things is deeply unhelpful.
I am not a hater of technology – far from it. I’m two years into a Computer Science degree, and I think technology has tremendous power to make positive change. Having said that, there are times when it’s good to get away. A month ago, I was spending virtually all day chained to my laptop, … Read More