A Promised Land

A Promised Land

I saw my best friend at Easter and we were finally able to exchange Christmas presents and I was delighted to receive A Promised Land by…

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White Fragility

White Fragility

Since last summer, like many other white people conscious of their need to learn more about race and racism, I have been reading more novels…

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The Tyranny of Merit

The Tyranny of Merit

I was given The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good by Michael J Sandel for Christmas from my sister. It is one…

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Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

I will always be Arsenal through and through, as one match day song goes, so was very pleased to get My Life in Red and White…

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The Nature Fix

The Nature Fix

I got The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams for Christmas and settled down to read it…

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The Stoic Challenge

The Stoic Challenge

Given one of my favourite phrases is ‘it is what it is’ I was always going to enjoy The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming…

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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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