With the Sochi Winter Olympics well under way and the conduct of our global leaders and their policies firmly in the spotlight, I thought it'd be helpful to produce a guide to some abiding political principles, quotations and notes that aspiring politicians and politicos can use to make sense of the madcap crazy political world we live in. Enjoy.
When I teach, I seem to amass a library of books by my side. They are staring back at me on the floor, almost coaxing me into a sense of focus or joy - whichever is needed most. I always have a new book in my bag, I am always studying and reading about yoga or being in the moment and trying to create some good from it!
It's extremely scary to rock up in a country which is so very different from your own and travel around. You have to get used to a lot of strange concepts and idiosyncrasies of an entirely new and alien environment. But we do it because we want to get away from the complacency and stagnation of our comfort zone.