Carla On Mind Caves, Provoking Opinion and Other Writers

Important questions first: what’s your writing day like? Any strange habits? Let’s be clear from the outset: I don’t do hundreds of press-ups and drink copious quantities of scotch to “numb my twanging intellect”, Vonnegut-style. Writing’s a leisurely affair in my house. I wake up, eat a boiled egg, take a shower. I put on…

Why You Don’t Have To Fear Your Nightmares

Everyone has a nightmare once in a while, that terrifying moment when you wake in fear, palms sweating, heart racing, wondering where you are. Some scientists believe bad dreams are a natural coping strategy for life’s stresses and strains and might even help us deal with our problems. But what’s worse than waking up from…

No Amount Of Money Or Power Can Give A Man Principles

I’m shocked by the rich-poor divide in Britain. The way we’ve gone from hiding our poorest communities on urban back streets to hiding them in ‘self-contained’ estates. I’m shocked that psychologists have recently proved that we see poorer people, especially the homeless, as fundamentally different and less important than other human beings. I’m also angry…

Want To Rediscover Your Taste For Adventure?

Remember when you were a child? Remember your first sensation of freedom? There’s something magical about stepping outside for the first time and being free – but some kids don’t get the chance to leave the house on their own and embark on a journey of discovery. For them, liberty and creativity must happen within….