• I write to spark my lazy soul Do you blog or write and share to the masses (however intimate or wide) and wonder why you do it? I’ve written professionally for 20 years, sharing intimate opinions and ideas across 11 columns, and I’ve blogged for seven years. I blog here for free. I’ve written roughly three posts a week and also ran more
  • Fire up, then lighten up. My wonderful assistant Jo sent this to me over the weekend. She sends me things like this when she thinks I need it. By the way, turns out Jo and I celebrate four years working together today. There you go. This is not about “finding your passion and giving everything to it”. It’s about giving more
  • why i don’t shop when i travel Traveling heightens conflation and coincidences and special moments. This post has been edited. This is mostly how it works: new experiences, the unfamiliar, fresh eyes and movement (ie non-stagnancy) mean that we’re in the best position to notice the conflations and coincidences. Although, as I have written before, there is no such thing as coincidence. more
  • This is my 1000th blog. Strewth. I wrote my first blog post June 28, 2009. I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t. I was filming Masterchef at the time and needed something or someone a little more cerebral to engage with. So I chose, um, you lot! Like many things that I try, if it feels right, more
  • my 20 best productivity tips I’m not a productivity fiend. Flaying about in chaos can be exhilarating. But I do like the sport of finding a smarter way to do things. And I love it when people share what they do. Is it a chick thing? I mean, it’s the secret to women’s magazines – sharing the kind of information more
  • Friday: it’s a wrap! Hey, it’s Friday. I had a great week. (For more baby animal cuteness check out this indulgent mid-Term angst antidote Salon link). * So, this week the astute, “give it to me, I’ll do it” Jo Foster started with me in my office on Monday as a writing assistant and general life helperer. I’m beyond more
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