4 rituals to juice up your life

I wake before dawn. I get up, brush my teeth, light a candle and some incense, make a pot of tea and take a cushion outside, where I sit in the open air and meditate.

These Songs of Freedom – are you letting who you’ve been, hold you back from who you might become?

Our sense of self begins to arise in infancy, and develops until we have a solid experience of ourselves as individuals by the age of five. Over the years this identity gets fleshed out with

Professional Gypsy – confessions of a routine-phobe

I’ve never had a ‘proper’ job. For the first five years of my life as a sound engineer I was on the payroll with a live audio company, but the only desk I've ever been

Essential long-haul travel hacks from a life on the road

I’ve been touring internationally in my role as a professional sound engineer for around 20 years. I’m also an English ex-pat living in Australia, and I’ve to'd and fro’d since getting together with my Aussie

4 Ways to Beat Sedentary Habits and Live Longer

Sitting down is killing us. Numerous studies show that, whilst many of us need to increase our moderate to high-impact exercise, the really dangerous aspect of modern life lurks in every office, every home and

Do No Ham – the musings of a reluctant vegetarian

When I describe myself as a reluctant vegetarian, people often ask ‘why do it, if you’re reluctant?’ It’s a fair question - the only person stopping me from eating meat and fish is me, so

6 More Ways to Feel Better, Instantly

In my last post I shared some easy ways to give yourself an instant lift, be that out of a common or garden bad mood, or a more serious visit from depression. They all follow

In Celebration of Being A Bit Odd

As I write this, I’m sitting on the ground in our little garden. The temperature is below freezing, the sun has not yet risen, and I’m wearing pyjamas, a hooded dressing gown, and an assortment

The Fear Factor

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of

Behind The Mask – daring to be you

Who are you? I don’t mean what’s your name and where do you come from, I mean, who are you deep inside? Who are you in your quietest moments, with no-one to impress and no