Growing up I didn't have a clue what I wanted to be. I still don't now. I don't think I'm alone. Yet people still love to say 'you do you'.
Why is it so deeply frustrating when we don't get something we feel we deserve, and less so when we get a good thing that we certainly don't? Is the idea that we could have it all hindering our hope of happiness?
It is only when we live without touch that we realise how fundamental it is to our existence. In a culture with endless rules governing our physical interactions, how can we reclaim the innocence of touch again?
Our national political dialogue has become increasingly toxic. And our social media feeds are full of online abuse. On last week’s Question Time, Rory Stewart recently argued we need more love in politics. Is this just political cliché, or is this the hope for our divided nation?
I’m Ben and I’m a workaholic. Work was my obsession, my first love, and my daily adrenaline fix. Now I’ve realised there is something so much better.
Life is stressful for all of us, sometimes it is very stressful. Essential oils and good long bath might help for a day, but how can we reduce stress, not just temporarily but forever?
I knew working in a controversial field was going to force me to encounter regular confrontation, but being catapulted into the heart of the vitriolic tribalism of our age hit me like a ton of bricks. So why is it so difficult to disagree well with other people these days?
Having downloaded Strava, I felt compelled to always try to run as fast and far as I could. Simply because it was measured. But I soon found that – in life, not just in running – what I measured controlled me...
We know that screens are stealing far too much of our time, increasing our anxiety, and making us worse communicators. But what should we be doing instead?