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Happy frolicking cows!

Yesterday I had a series of conversations with former strangers (by which I mean, once we’d chatted for a while they transformed into new friends). Inexplicably, and not brought up by me, the topic of vegetarian vs. meat eating kept surfacing. It surprised me...

Calm dot com

Calm.com is a super-chill site for helping you to relax. I’ve been using it to stay calm under pressure at work. It has wordless, meandering music interspersed with tracks of nature sounds. On my second monitor I’ve got the serene videos set to...

Life is right now

This is one of my favourite short clips of Jon Kabat-Zin speaking on mindfulness. The whole thing is worth a listen. Starting at about 3 mins, he says: Even in very stressful situations, you can move in to the actuality of the situation and find ways to move with it,...

Making bacon pancakes

Whatever you do, do not click through and listen to this. You will never get it out of your head. Someone has actually looped this jingle into a 10-hour video on youtube. But I have the common decency to not spread that link around. For those of you already down this...