The word philanthropy literally translates to “the love of people” and while the word is generally associated with gaziollionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, everyone can be a philanthropist, even if you think your bank balance might suggest otherwise.
The statistics of the incidence of violence against women are frightening. The story of the latest victim, Eurydice Dixon has hit me particularly hard. Maybe it’s because she was murdered in a park that is only a few minutes’ drive from my home. Maybe it’s because she was a comedian who just wanted to bring smiles and laughter to people. Read More
Someone asked me recently if I had any tips for their Mt Kilimanjaro trek and it made me think – what advice can I give that hasn’t been given a million times before? Read More
Early in 2017, after returning home from a pretty epic adventure in Africa, I had a sudden and severe relapse into anxiety. When I relapse, I now know I will get out the other side eventually so I quickly put my recovery plan into action and just make it to the end of each day until calm returns. This time around it took longer than usual… and it got a bit scary. Read More
If depression is the black dog, then anxiety is the vulture – a foreboding presence constantly circling overhead. Read More
I’m not quite sure exactly when it began, but my family has a tradition. It’s not enough for them to just sprinkle confetti on the happy couple on their wedding day as they leave the ceremony. No, no, no – they like to go that one step further and hide confetti in the most unusual (and often inconvenient) places in the newlywed’s home for them to find on return from their honeymoon. Read More