Congratulations on making it here. You’re a survivor. Not only did you survive childbirth, childhood and however many years you’ve lived since (an achievement that sadly most humans in history didn’t manage), but so did your parents, your grand-parents, and all your ancestors back to some single-celled organism swimming through ancient seas. Continue reading
In my novel, The Yoga Sutras, my protagonist Dave is searching for the secret of happiness. His yoga teacher, Kali, and his friends Chris and Mike are eager to offer him their recipe for happiness, but none of their advice rings true for Dave. Continue reading
You should never judge a book by its cover, unless of course you are deciding whether or not to read it. For before you read it, how else can you judge it?
Reviews on Amazon, recommendations by friends and the “blurb” on the back all help, but it’s the cover that has the first and potentially biggest impact.
So, given the critical importance of a book’s cover, I am pleased to reveal the cover of my forthcoming novel, The Yoga Sutras, to be published April 2014:
Posted in Books & Films, Yoga
Tagged Art, Belief, Creativity, God, Happiness, Humour, Philosophy, Religion, Sex, Words, Writing, Yoga
Iceland. It’s a cold country far, far away. It has the third highest life expectancy in Europe. And it’s an annoying anomaly in my study of countries with high life expectancy. The other countries where people live long, healthy lives tend to be hot and sunny.
So what’s special about Iceland? Why do people live such a long time? Do they hibernate in Winter? Continue reading
A contestant on the BBC’s reality show The Apprentice got into trouble recently for having photos of her boobs splashed all over the internet. Did she really get in trouble? Or did she generate a load of free publicity and jump start her career in media? Continue reading
Posted in Technology
Tagged Blogging, Computers, Democracy, Facebook, Feminism, Freedom, Google, Human rights, Internet, Sex, Technology, Twitter
Yes, I thought that headline might grab your attention. This article is all about happiness. Continue reading
America’s Supreme Court has overturned legislation that prevented homosexuals having equal marriage rights to straight couples. This follows similar rulings and legislation in Europe. That’s good news. And although I’m not gay and neither are any of my close friends, I understand the injustice that has now been removed.
President Obama said something very interesting about the ruling. He said that it gives all of us more freedom. At first glance, this pronouncement may seem to be misleading, but I believe that Obama is absolutely right. Here’s why. Continue reading