How we can fight loneliness this Christmas

The wonder of Christmas can be ruined if you’re alone and don’t want to be — here’s how we can make a difference.

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So what’s the secret of success?

Easy question, isn’t it? And everyone’s seeking an easy answer.

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What I learned from my 30s

My fifth decade on this planet isn’t too far away. Here are some notes I wish I could have given to my younger self.

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Hiding from the Mirror

Pretending you’re okay is a very, very short term plan indeed.

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Flashback: Two Years Gone

An article I wrote in October 2014 when I realised it had been two years since we lost Dad and pretty much everything I thought I knew about loss was wrong.

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Captain Introvert

Stand up, my quiet brothers and sisters, for we have super powers vital in these shouty times.

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Things are actually better than you think (pt. 2)

Last time I talked about why things aren’t as bad as you think. Now, welcome to the related sequel: Things are actually better than you think.

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Things aren't as bad as you think (pt. 1)

The world seems full of hate and violence and awfulness of all hues these days. Except it’s not. Much of it’s only in our heads.

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Hush pt.1 - What Introverts Aren't

Our culture celebrates all things alpha; being the best means being the one in the limelight, the most popular, the most sociable. This culture runs through our schools, our businesses and our government. Our society promotes extrovert values so completely, that the very word 'introvert' carries associations of oddness.

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Hush pt.2 - What Introverts Are

Last time I talked about what introverts aren't: the misconceptions that disadvantage the quieter portion of our population. Now on to what it does mean to be an introvert.

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The Memory Game

It was was of the most important days of my life. So why can’t I remember it better?

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