How To Save Yourself

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Life, I’ve decided, is too short to spend dithering over what to wear. And so I post the question: how long did it take you to get dressed this morning? Two minutes? Ten minutes? Half an hour…? Over a lifetime, dithering over clothes all scarily adds up, so it seems. A couple of years ago I was almost struck dumb by a survey which totted up that women on average spend almost a year – yes, a whole, precious year of our lives – deciding on our outfits. Read More…

Why I’m Thriving Thanks To Arianna

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I don’t use the word ‘life-changing’ lightly, but Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive really has transformed how I regard work, downtime – and sleep. (And don’t we all need more of that in our lives?) From the creator of Huffington Post, it’s an in-depth look at how the information age is putting us on – yes – information overload, and how we can reclaim some balance.

I realise that Arianna’s hugely wealthy (she sold her HuffPost for squillions), surrounded by a team of helpers, and no doubt always travels at the point-y end of the plane. But nevertheless, there are some seriously good ‘nuggets’ at the heart of Thrive which all of us can learn from. (Which is why I’ve started buying it in bulk and giving it to friends and colleagues – and it’s working a bit like a chain letter, frankly.) Read More…