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This is your life story

I’m going to be rather presumptuous and guess that this sums up your life story so far: Once upon a time, in Ancient China, there was a stonecutter. All day he worked really hard, under the hot sun. One day, he was walking home from work, when he looked through the...

I was mugged at knife point

At 10pm on a Friday night, I was cycling through Hackney Downs on my way home. Three guys were sitting on a bench facing the path and one had his lower face covered. It made me feel nervous, but I kept going. One of them stood in my path and shouted ‘Oi!’ I swerved...

Why I love Donald Trump

Hating Donald Trump seems to be fairly universal in my social circles. I’ve even heard people say they wish he were dead. Obviously, millions of Americans voted for him, and many people in this country like him as well, but not in my social network. So it feels...
The mindful way through Brexit

The mindful way through Brexit

I recently did an online course called Metaphysics and Mystery, which encouraged us to explore life’s big questions: Why are we here? Does life have any meaning? What is reality? It was a brilliant course. One of our pieces of homework was to take an opinion we hold...

How to double your life expectancy

This video contains tips on how to: Avoid the feeling that your life is passing faster and faster Savour the everyday moments of your life Wake up out of negative, repetitive thinking It includes a mindful eating exercise, so have something to hand that you can try it...

The similarity between you and Donald Trump

Last night I watched an excellent documentary about Donald Trump on 4OD, which suggested that, because Trump’s father was very financially successful, he feels the need to prove himself as even more successful. As his fortune grew in the 1980s, he bought hotels,...