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How to clear brain fog

Someone who follows my blog recently asked me for my thoughts on how to deal with ‘brain fog’. It’s not a term I’m very familiar with, but she described it as the feeling that results from being overloaded by input: texts, emails, meetings, social media requests etc,...

The importance of purpose

Last week I went to an event about finding purpose in your work. One of the speakers told us that the moment that she realized her job in advertising wasn’t for her, was when she was given a brief to double the chocolate consumption of UK children. The moral defense...

The mindful response to Trump

In my meditation on Wednesday morning I was feeling deeply sad. I decided to sit with that feeling. I came in to the office looking for answers, for reassurance, for optimism. It was good to be around other people and to talk. No one really knows what’s going to...

The similarity between an oil trader and a toddler

Photograph: Toddler Tunes by Elizabeth Pfaff Last week, I met a very successful oil trader who works in Canary Wharf, and asked him to talk to me about happiness at work. It was a great way of exposing my preconceptions. I had imagined he’d tell me that he’s motivated...