Green Spaces, Ecotherapy and Stopping: the benefits of pausing outdoors

I started writing this on the train last week. It was the end of the Easter break and I was travelling through green, green countryside, heading away from Machynlleth in West Wales and back towards the Big Smoke of London Town. It felt like a good time to write about open space, trees, fresh air … Continue reading Green Spaces, Ecotherapy and Stopping: the benefits of pausing outdoors

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Responding to The Age of Anger: at the LSE and on the bus

"Give it time...re-build trust". This was part of Pankaj Mishra's response to a member of the audience on Tuesday night when asked what we can do to stem the global tide of hatred and nationalism. Mishra had been talking with journalist Nesrine Malik at one of the early events of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival about his … Continue reading Responding to The Age of Anger: at the LSE and on the bus

Rain, Sun, Resolutions & Hope

Earlier on today I wrote the date on a postcard and noticed that it's the 17th day of the first month of the 17th year of this millennium: 17.01.17. I've always liked the neatness of these kinds of calendar numbers. And I noticed it's the middle of January already. This week has been looming large, … Continue reading Rain, Sun, Resolutions & Hope