The School of Life
I left amused but ultimately disappointed. I had expected something more insightful, dare I say 'deeper', from the conversation. More fool me. Katie was quoted on the publicity leaflet as saying "No-one will ever work me out", and she turned up and spoke true to her image, right on-brand.
We all value kindness. Wherever we are in the world, kindness is a gesture that's understood and welcomed as part of our common humanity. And because the research shows that nearly all of us are kinder to others after someone is first kind to us, one random act of kindness has the potential to change the world. What kind gesture will you make today?
A gush of oddball events, only loosely themed on love, are taking place across Britain this year. Most welcome the whole spectrum of relationship statuses - from the cringingly co-dependent to the bitterly heartbroken to the breezily unattached - while others actively tout themselves as post-modernist pick-up joints for the discerning lone ranger.
How else might we purge, or prune, for the oncoming Spring? Clutter is common after the excesses of the festive period - so
In the summer of 2010 I was sent a Ted talk given by Brené Brown entitled: the power of vulnerability, which became a viral hit (to date it's been watched over six million times). Having been a ted talk fan for 5 years, I heard many inspirational talks but this one really hit the spot for me.
If a nation's currency is a clue to its character, Britain should be worried. Just take a look at a £20 note, where you will find the eighteenth-century economist Adam Smith staring fixedly at workers toiling in a pin factory.