Viewing entries posted in May 2010
To say that feeling lonely is different from being alone has
become a commonplace: some people prefer their own company
and that is that. So too the notion that one can be lonely
in a crowd: you spend your days surrounded by others...
Olivier_othello1 Few emotions are as taboo for us as envy.
If we chuckle at Gore Vidal's famous quip 'Every time a
friend of mine succeeds, a small part of me dies,' it is
because it gives us a rare chance to own...
Jaimie pic Summer is the time for losing yourself in
love, in beauty, in the euphoria of youth or the
intemperance of multifarious intoxications. We
bibliotherapists at the School of Life feel now is the time
to set off on a...
Birds To say that feeling lonely is different from being
alone has become a commonplace: some people prefer their own
company and that is that. So too the notion that one can be
lonely in a crowd: you spend your days surrounded...
Supertramp 'Supertramp', a new communal 'Future
platform' initiative by recently founded Lehman B, is
officially embarking on its maiden voyage in and around
London from Wednesday the 2nd of June.
Lehman B acts as a 'do-tank'...
Workingmom Whilst interviewing about 50 mothers I came to
the conclusion that it was best of all if they were
comfortable in their skins (CISS). The two most CISS mothers
I met had very different curriculum vitae.
One had always only wanted...
Fortune teller card We often find ourselves wondering what
people will do next. Will partners still love us? Our
employers keep us in work? Will that old lady jump the bus
queue? Or, even, who will form the next government with
Metropolis1 You Are Not A Gadget, the new book by Silicon
Valley luminary Jaron Lanieris, he says, fundamentally a
book about spirituality. He is at pains to stress that
humans are not machines, though the digital revolution has
developed the habit of assuming...
Jolie-large In the wake of Big Brother and The X Factor, we
have all become overnight experts on the psychology of fame,
having convinced ourselves that we understand the hidden
motivations of would-be celebrities better than they do
themselves. The lust for superstardom...
TheScream Ever lain awake, worries circling like vultures,
plucking your nerves? Then you'll know that night
terrors rarely precipitate firm decisions or plans of
action, but more often quaking bones, exhaustion and a sense
of helplessness. Never is worry so useless.
'Feasting on maggots',...
Storage-blog-decluttering Epicurus is celebrated at the
School of Life for his ability to find joy in the simplest
things: the humblest food, the elements of nature and most
famously a glass of water. His school of philosophy
bequeaths to us a prudent design...