What to do about my wine habit?

What to do about my wine habit? For decades it’s been my default reaction to stress. Nervous about meeting new people at a party? Have a little drink. Exhausted after a challenging day at work? Unwind to the sound of cork unscrewing. Upset and angry? Drown my sorrows. I’ve practised them all. It’s a well-established […]

What did Gil Scott-Heron have to do with yoga?

Gil Scott-Heron was one of my heroes. As an English student in the mid-80s, songs like The Bottle and Pieces of a Man were the soundtrack to many good nights out; but they also told me that poetry and philosophy weren’t just things done by the dead white men on my degree syllabus. Twenty-five years […]