Ditching the “before-I-leave-the-house” anxiety attack this holiday…
I’ve been feeling really blocked lately. Stuck in molasses. Lost for words. Tired and grumpy. Missing gluten. Craving coffee. I … More
I had a chance to observe some interesting parenting behaviours in action the other day. We live close to the … More
(Post written on 07 July 2015, published after much dithering on 08 July 2015) Just when I think I’ve got … More
Happy Fourth of July, peeps across the pond! I’ve just spent the day on set (with no pie!) chaperoning my daughter … More
I’m taking the chance in the quiet of this morning to admire my newest wrinkles, when a freshly-woken, rumpled little … More
The dancer stretched her neck, shook out her hands, and breathed deeply. She went up on her toes and down … More
She felt hemmed in. Every second in this taxi was choking her. She could feel the sheen of sweat hovering over … More
The one where geography takes a battering, the Wise Men aren’t as wise as we thought, and the spectre of bullying raises its ugly head again.
“Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave TED talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.