A place of contentment

A place of contentment

A letter to my younger self Dear younger self, Looking back on my life is not a new or unusual activity for me. As a leap year baby the four-year cycle of birthdays has encouraged me to try to remember what I was doing in the year of my actual age (e.g. 16 or 17 […]

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Tired or stressed? Need to relax?

Tired or stressed? Need to relax?

Stuart Charters suggests a piece of modern classical music by Arvo Pärt as a remedy The answer may lie in a beautiful piece of modern classical, minimalist music by an Estonian composer named Arvo Pärt. There are various renditions but perhaps the best is on the ECM record label best known for (arguably) the crispest of […]

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A moment for thought – hope

A moment for thought – hope

An exploration of the importance of hope in the face of despair by Annabel Hamilton ‘Where there is life there is hope.’ Such a hackneyed phrase. It trips off the tongue too easily, too glibly, if we remember to say it at all. And yet we do say it. At times of crisis, at times […]

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