Do you really want what you think you want?

Being popular and in-demand can be great. Until you’re too much in demand, too popular. Then it can become a burden. That’s why a lot of celebs go to extreme lengths to hide or disguise their identity when they go out. And go to great lengths to protect their privacy. Most have guards, and security, […]

The pursuit of materialism

The world now revolves around materialism. The pursuit of having more, buying more, and getting more defines our society these days, by and large. That is not a good thing. Either for us individually. Or collectively. And it’s certainly not good for the world as a whole. Materialism is a short-term strategy that favours small […]

5 Things I learned About Cannabis

I was watching a documentary on cannabis last night (on BBC), and here are five of the main things I learned from it. 1. Cannabis is mainly comprised of two chemical components – THC and CBD. THC is what causes people to experience a “high”, whereas CBD does not have any psychoactive effect. 2. There […]

Embracing your inner artist, and what it means

Being an artist is not just about painting, or singing, or something similar. Everyone can be an artist. Being an artist is about understanding that art isn’t just about painting or music, but that anyone who embraces their truth and puts their work out there is an artist. It’s about being true to yourself. It’s […]

Where you are born matters, but…

Where we are born has a huge impact on our future. And the quality of our lives. Those born in the West have a much better quality of life, and prospects, than those born elsewhere. This is generalising of course, but by and large this is the truth for a huge portion of the population. […]

Two things to try when you are in a bad mood

Pretending to not be in a bad mood… Does not really work. You can smile to hide your anger, but that does not get rid of your anger. You can fake being enthusiastic, but that does not get rid of your frustration. You can act like you are happy, but that does not get rid […]

If you are trying to please everyone, you need to know this

Trying to please everyone is an impossible goal. Because you can NEVER please everyone. Even the nicest people in the world have haters (think Ned Flanders in the Simpsons…). Even the most successful people in the world have people who don’t like or admire them (just think about the number of haters people like Bill […]

The “Self-Made” Myth

There’s a big myth around about the people who are at the top of their game, the best of the best. Here’s the myth: they have all done it on their own. That’s what people generally think when they think about “self-made” people. Rarely, if ever, is that the whole truth. Or even the truth […]

Brexit is doing more harm than good (and this is even before we’re out)

Brexit is a serious issue. Far more serious than we realise. According to conservative estimates, it has already cost the UK over £66 Billion. £66 BILLION The way things are going, it’s only going to get worse, especially if we crash out of the EU without a deal in place. The costs of leaving will […]

Why you need to examine your perspectives

Your perspectives matter much more than you think. Because your perspectives colour everything in your life – big and small. Changing your perspective is one of the most effective ways to improve your life. If there’s something in your life you don’t like, find out what your perspective is about it. Is your perspective helping […]