Time Off

Time Off

My best friend gave me Time Off: A Practical Guide to Building Your Rest Ethic and Finding Success Without the Stress by John Fitch and…

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Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

It seemed a fitting way to spend the long, nail-biting evenings between the US election and the US election result to read ‘Political Philosophy: A…

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Possessed

Possessed

If there is one thing that the happiness literature tells you (see my various blogs on happiness), it is that spending money on experiences gives…

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The Person You Mean to Be

The Person You Mean to Be

I recently read The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh, having heard about it on a great Happiness podcast…

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The Wild Silence

The Wild Silence

I bought The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn in a bookshop in Bath in mid-September, having hugely enjoyed Winn’s previous book about homelessness and walking the…

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

In mid-July I read Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It is a hugely important book and one…

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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Whilst in South Africa in March I read Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, an interesting journey into how things can go very wrong when…

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Cape Town reading

Cape Town reading

On the flight to Cape Town on a two week holiday in March I read Westwind, by one of my favourite authors, Ian Rankin (see…

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

It’s been a few months of very little sunlight in the UK – incessant rain and grey skies when it isn’t raining – so on…

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The Book of Gutsy Women

The Book of Gutsy Women

I was lucky enough to go to an event in London in November to hear Hillary Rodham Clinton in conversation with Julia Gillard. These are…

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