The first month of my From Dodo to Dynamite in a Year self-improvement challenge is over. So how did I get on? I decided the first step was to control my eating. It...Read More
Unlike most sets of questions on finding your purpose, this quiz has the answers at the end! Try to go with your first response, rather than trying to second-guess why...Read More
A moment frozen in time.
A sunny garden on the Isle of Wight, with a glass of fresh orange juice and a plate of toast and Marmite.
Alone, in a place of utter peace.
With the wash of the sea in the distance, birds singing, pears ripening fatly on the trees and gentle flower scents wafting on a warm breeze. An elderly ginger cat ambling around the flower-beds and a red squirrel climbing cautiously along the fence to investigate some nuts on the bird-table.
Maybe your perfect moment is different. Maybe it isn’t peace and solitude – perhaps you’re celebrating at a happy family gathering, or sipping tequilas on a palm-fringed beach with friends, or looking out at a crowded auditorium, finishing the best speech of your life, as the audience erupts in applause.
But we can’t always stay in those perfect moments. Life has a way of intruding. We have families, jobs, friends, responsibilities – and life won’t just be ignored while we sit around drinking orange juice in sunny gardens.Read More
You can make a career change yourself, or have it thrust upon you. Either way it can be scary.
When you’re in your 40s or 50s, leaving a job you’ve had for years makes you feel the way a snail would feel about having its shell removed – it may have weighed you down and slowed your progress, but losing it hurt you a lot, and now you’re unprotected and on your own against the world. And a slug.Read More