The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed there was no newsletter last weekend. Apologies. The reason for this is I have journeyed deep into the warm, pulsating heart of the happiness movement. Last Thursday I took part in a conference on Positive Psychology at Wellington College (the pioneer of well-being classes), and then I went Read more…

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Hello from Latitude, the rather soggy music festival in Suffolk. I gave a talk there yesterday afternoon, then spent a wonderful day listening to some really good live music. The highlight of yesterday for me was Janelle Monae, who was full of energy and  grandiosity. Song of the day was Clock Opera’s Belongings, played as Read more…

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The Galway Arts Festival is running for 10 days from the end of next week to the end of the month. I’m speaking on Saturday 28th of July (you can get tickets here), but more importantly – Chic are performing! I love them, ever since Dad used to play their greatest hits in the car Read more…

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It was great fun to talk at and take part in A Good Week on Monday, organised by A Very Good Company. I was one of 10 speakers, and was really inspired by the others, who’d done some amazing stuff: set up the People’s Supermarket, helped organise We Day, given advice on how to be Read more…

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What I love about being a freelance blogger (besides the loneliness, economic insecurity and gnawing sense of irrelevance) is the ability to roam wherever you fancy to discover new ideas. You don’t have to write what your editor tells you. It’s just a great feeling, sometimes, the ability to follow a new trail wherever it Read more…

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