Gillette: The best a man could be? Galvanised reactions to the latest advert

Gillette: The best a man could be? Galvanised reactions to the latest advert

The new Gillette advert has galvanised opinions on whether the #metoo movement has gone too far, or whether the advert was exactly what was needed.

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Is the greatest problem with other people ourselves? The self-delusion epidemic.

Is the greatest problem with other people ourselves? The self-delusion epidemic.

The next question is why is this the case? Why would natural selection develop a brain that leaves people deluded about themselves? A possible answer, as put forward by Robert Wright in his book “Why Buddhism is True”, is that if we believe something about ourselves it will be easier to convince other people to believe it too.

Checking in with yourself – Making sure you’re in the good place.

Checking in with yourself – Making sure you’re in the good place.

In my recent blog post about the January Blues I gave some ideas to help you avoid them (which you can read here). But the reality is some people might not realise they have them. It’s important that in our often busy and hectic lives that we take a moment to check in with ourselves to see how we are really doing – not just the “yeah, good” we say to someone at work when they ask.

I used to do a bit of yoga. Now I want to make it a habit.

I used to do a bit of yoga. Now I want to make it a habit.

From decreasing stress, to improving flexibility and giving you a better sleep quality, the benefits of regularly undertaking a session of yoga is quite lengthy. Increased immunity, increased strength and stamina, improved blood flow. It almost seems that there is no reason why everyone shouldn’t be doing it! Indeed I’m not sure that I know anyone who has a bad word to say about it. I’m also not sure I know anyone who actually does it. I’m often found to be giving it praise, however. Especially for someone who no longer does it.

New Year, same me: my thoughts on the January Blues and how to beat them

New Year, same me: my thoughts on the January Blues and how to beat them

January sucks. It tends to be even colder than December and yet we have no big Christmas festivities or New Year celebrations to look forward to at its conclusion. In January it’s still dark in the morning when you leave for your job and dark when you come home. Those of us who are lucky will have a window they can stare out of at the sun – when it isn’t covered in grey clouds. With nothing to look forward to in January and the high probability that your New Year’s resolutions will all end in failure by the time the month is up it is easy to see why some people can get a bit depressed.

Making way for the Christmas goodies – ditching the excess, unwanted, and unused from your life.

Making way for the Christmas goodies – ditching the excess, unwanted, and unused from your life.

We all love Christmas but an inevitable side effect is that we end up with even more stuff! From clothes to trivia games to the latest hobby aid it all takes up space. I tried to pre-empt it this year by throwing a few things out over the past week before the big day. Although admittedly when it came to the clothes I only just got around to ditching the excess.

This Amazing Week

It’s been a while since I have posted and I feel bad about that. I thought I would try something a little different for this post: a look at my week just been.

It’s especially exciting given the time of year we find ourselves in – the run up to Christmas! Always full of festival meetings with family and friends this time of year is one of my favourites – probably not a favourite of my bank account though!

Top 5 things I look for in an amazing holiday destination.

Many people dream about their perfect holiday and I do too. I’ve been on many good holidays and each have their own virtues which made them amazing. From having amazing company to great value, here are the top 5 things I look for in an amazing holiday destination. Let’s see if you agree with what I have to say.