How many moments are there in a life? Every moment is an experience, set aside from other experiences by time, by how much attention we choose to pay it. Because of course, as Viktor Frankl so agonisingly accurately put it, paying attention to what is going on inside us is…

Four Thousand Weeks, Oliver Burkeman, Vintage Press, 2021

Sunset with clouds in The Canaries over a sea with a cliff and fishing boats moored in the harbour

Reading a book that reminds you that you don’t have much time, and that, essentially, you’re not in control of the time you do have, might, at first glance, seem counter-productive. …

We all have relationships with colleagues, family members, or others who are close to us, that don’t work. Sometimes we know that this person is toxic. A bad apple. Their presence can cause us to close down and be unable to function effectively. Or we can find ourselves triggered into…

Brahmacharya

It’s always interesting to look at the origins of words: Brahma means God, or a version of the divine. What is your sense of god, or the divine? Is there another layer of existence that is in relation with us? Many people think so. I don’t. In fact, the…

Children are seen washing cobalt in a lake at a mine in the southern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (credit: CBS news).

I read David Asch’s informative piece on “10 Painless Ways to Live Below Your Means” and its sequel, “10 Mostly Painless Ways to Live Below Your Means”, and they got me thinking about a book I’d just read. It’s called Sustainability, and it ends with the memorable injunction that as…

Lucy Weir

Dr Lucy Weir is an independent researcher, writer and facilitator whose emphasis is on philosophy as a practice in response to the ecological emergency

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