Emmy Inspired Thoughts on Sexual Discrimination

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, reminded me of two conversations I had over the weekend. One was about discrimination. It was while watching Elizabeth Moss, (who had just won the Outstanding Lead Actress award for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale), being interviewed backstage. Elizabeth described how, in relation to women in show business, “we have […]

Not Being Able to Have Children

Having children seems to be the easiest way to give your life meaning and direction. And for most people it’s what they’ve always expected of their future. Having their own family is what they always dreamed of having – many since they were kids themselves. It’s a right of passage. You get a job, fall in love, (buy a property), […]

NHS and the WannaCrypt Virus

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the NHS. However, I was pretty shocked and majorly disappointed when I learnt that parts of the NHS’ IT system was run on Windows XP…. By now most people would have heard about the ransom ware attack that managed to affect most of the world’s countries and cause a huge amount of chaos […]

Synchronicity, Fate, and Coincidences

Coincidences – “a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.” They’re weird. They seem so random, yet, what are the chances, surely it’s synchronicity in action? Do they mean anything? Actions have innumerable repercussions. They cause ripples that reverberate through the universe, with consequences that we will never appreciate or see. It’s like that famous Steve Jobs […]

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

There’s a lot that I’ve changed my mind on recently. I know this post will grow over time. I’m not talking about regrets – of which I have plenty. And while we’re on the subject, I do think that the “no regrets/my life is perfect/I wouldn’t change anything” philosophy is overrated. Dwelling on regrets makes no sense, but acknowledging where […]

Finding Meaning in the Future

I’ve always been fascinated by the future. Yuval Harari’s Homo Deus is a fascinating book if you’re interested in what the next generations of humanity might look like. I also stumbled across this interview with Elon Musk from earlier this year. I love how this guy thinks (read Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Space X and […]

The Magic of Flying and Tips for Heathrow

I’ve always loved flying. There’s something about soaring through the clouds in a metal capsule which never ceases to amaze me. Which reminded me of this hilarious Louis CK clip, (the whole thing is worth watching – the flying bit starts 2.40 in). I love airports and always lament how little time I have to do any shopping. I tend to […]

TV Worth Watching and My Thoughts on Drugs

I watch very little TV. To be honest, I should probably watch more to try and switch off. There’s a few series that I would recommend as worth watching though. Modern Family I’m a huge Modern Family fan. I LOVE this show. (I also credit the show with saving my nephew’s life… Okay, I know… bear with me here…. my […]

Why Friendship is One of The Most Valuable Parts of Life

Friendship has always been important to me. Never more than now. There are many great posts on friendship. Check out Maria Popova’s Brainpicking’s selection here, here, here, here and here. Ben Casnocha has also written some good stuff. A few of my favourite business orientated books on the subject include, Keith Ferrazzi’s “Who’s Got Your Back“, Dr Henry Cloud’s “The […]

Give and Take – Asking for Help and Support

I recently finished Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant. It’s a good book, (although, I preferred his Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World). Give and Take discusses the benefits of focusing on giving, and highlights ways that you can give without burning out. It also goes over the benefits of giving and asking for help. Something […]