Silence

Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

Jayne Morris | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

I used to be addicted to busyness. I could not sit still for longer than five minutes without feeling the urgent need to be doing something productive. There was always something drawing my attention for me to work on. I was unaware that I had made busyness the purpose of my life. In all of my busyness I forgot to look after myself.

Why Meditating Sucks, But You Should Do It Anyway

Emma Brooke | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Do NOT go on a meditation retreat if you've never meditated before. It will hurt your brain. It will hurt your brain so hard you'll think it's trying to give birth to acorns out of your ears and, whilst you could probably make quite a bit of money as a circus act doing that, IT WILL NOT MAKE YOU HAPPY.

How to Get a Range of Emotions From Nothing at All

Ian Stanley | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ian Stanley

I used to think that a silent recording, or invisible art was a bit of pretentious pap that mostly left people "apoplectic with rage" as The Independe...

Six Things You Really Need to Know About Introverts

Jamie Flexman | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Introverts tend to be an enigma that the rest of the population can't seem to solve. Everyone understands an extrovert; they tend to be the life and soul of the party, always with a story to tell and a smile on their face. But I don't want to talk about them.

What Is Music Without Silence?

Phil Evans | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Phil Evans

Silence, perhaps counter-intuitively, is one of the most powerful tools in a music therapist's armory. Because through the journey from silence into music and back again, comes meaning. And often our job as music therapists is to help clients find a balance between the two; for example with clients on the autistic spectrum.

MEPs Sounded Out Over Anti-traffic Noise Plan

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Noise is one of the scourges of modern life and one of the main causes is traffic noise. Research by the European Environmental Agency shows that half of the people living in urban areas suffer from unbearable traffic noise.

Why's Martin Scorsese Being Sued?

WENN | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Director Martin Scorsese has been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he has stalled a film project for over 20 years. Bosses at Cecchi Gori Pictur...

When the Olympics Fail to Honour Olympic Values

Noam Schimmel | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Sport
Noam Schimmel

To its credit, the opening night of the Olympics honoured those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Britain in a moving video tribute to those killed in the bombings of the London Tube and buses in 2005.

Murder and Mayhem in London - My Father, the Tourist Who Cannot Hear

Sorab Shroff | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sorab Shroff

My father has never left the tiny corner of Mumbai in which he lives. He was born deaf, at a time when being disabled meant you were condemned to a limited formal education. His trip, stressful and unforgettable, helped me see London - and my father - differently. With Father's Day coming up, it helped us look at my dad through clear, unsentimental eyes of grown up adults.

The Killing. Drive. The Artist. An Appetite for Silence.

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 18.05.2012 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

The Killing, Drive and The Artist might seem like a random choice of films or TV series, but they show a growing tendency: an appetite for silence with The Artist taken to the extreme.

Nothing: A Centenary to Celebrate

Paul Kilbey | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home
Paul Kilbey

Our poetry now is the realisation that we possess nothing. 2012 does not only mark the hundredth anniversary of the fall of the Qing Dynasty, and the...