When mindfulness is taught in the workplace, it’s often
emphasized how meditation cultivates attention, helping us
cope with demands in a busy job. Or we hear about
mindfulness as stress reduction - if we can learn to manage
our thoughts and emotions, we will...
You haven’t come to Rhodes to explore the medieval old
town or the ancient temple of Apollo. You’ve not been
drawn by a longing to try the local delicacy of chickpea
fritters and unsalted ewe’s milk cheese. Your more
sophisticated acquaintances would think it...
On the first day, it was difficult. You went into the corner
shop just off the main Motomachi shopping street to buy a
prepaid mobile card. You pointed at your phone, you
pretended to make a call. It was useless. Mr Nishimura
You are - quite literally - in the middle of nowhere - and,
unexpectedly, it’s helping. A lot.
How frantic we otherwise normally are. We live competitive
crazed lives: we compare ourselves constantly to those who
have more, are smarter, seem more organised, look
Nowadays we're used to thinking of travel as the 'fun' bit
of life, but enjoyment isn't a reason why it shouldn't also
do some very serious things for us. At its deepest level,
travel can assist us with our psychological education. It
The field is not without other distinguished contestants,
but in the competitive history of incomprehensible German
philosophers, Martin Heidegger must by any reckoning emerge
as the overall victor. Nothing quite rivals the prose of his
masterpiece Being and Time (1927) in terms of contortions
This autumn we're harnessing that ‘back to school’
feeling, with GOOD JOB!, a week of work-related special
events. From managing work stress with yoga to learning how
to talk like a leader, the week is designed to help you be
happier, healthier and more...
Cookery books swamp us with recipes, most of which we never
cook. We've created a new tool - Food as Therapy - which
starts from the opposite pole. How we feel on a particular
evening, and what we set about cooking in response...
Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno was born in Frankfurt in 1903
into a wealthy and cultured family. His father, a wine
merchant, was of Jewish origin but had converted to
Protestantism at university. Teddy (as his closest friends
called him) was an extremely fine pianist from...
Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905. His father, a navy
captain, died when he was a baby – and he grew up
extremely close to his mother until she remarried, much to
his regret, when he was twelve. Sartre spent most of his
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in Stuttgart in 1770.
He had a very middle-class life. He was obsessed by his
career path. He was a newspaper editor and then a headmaster
before becoming an academic professor. He fretted all his
life about his...