The little thing that matters most.

Dear Sam,   At the moment here in the UK we're living through the very strange collision of the political point-scoring of an election campaign with preparations for Christmas. So, I couldn't agree with you more that we could do with a little kindness in our lives just now.  As you mentioned, Wednesday this week was World Kindness…

A twenty-second hug for Mother’s Day

Dear Claire,   I listened to an interesting podcast the other day on NPR, our national public radio station here in the US. It was an interview with twin sisters Emily and Amelia Nagoski, whose new book Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle (or in the UK, Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress…