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Book Review: Essentialism – The disciplined pursuit of less

You can do it Change your life in seven days! Ten ways to increase your confidence Love your life now! I must confess, I do have a fondness for self-help books despite knowing that the promise rarely matches the reality and that there are few quick wins in life. However, my latest dive into self-help, Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of Read more about Book Review: Essentialism – The disciplined pursuit of less[…]

Fighting the good fight in new ways

From the moment African Americans arrived in the United States as slaves, their journey has been one of resilience, suffering and an ongoing pursuit for fully formed citizenry. Whilst the declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation on 1 January 1863 by Abraham Lincoln was justifiably seen as a milestone moment, it’s worth noting that African Americans have not rested Read more about Fighting the good fight in new ways[…]

Nostalgia and Populism – understanding Brexit and Trump

  As the UK spins in a crisis of its own making and Donald Trump continues his march towards the presidency of the United States of America, I’ve been thinking about the causes of the recent spate of populism in the West, wondering why we are once again moving in this direction. In my opinion stagnating Read more about Nostalgia and Populism – understanding Brexit and Trump[…]