So you want to quit your job and find yourself? A few tips from a year later

Today marks a year since I quit my job as a consultant in London. I will probably never forget the anxiety that the lead-up to handing my notice caused: there were daily conferences with my parents since I decided on my course of action 6 months prior, countless drunken discussions with friends, nights spent imagining a dramatically destitute broken life that I feared my decision … Continue reading So you want to quit your job and find yourself? A few tips from a year later

How to change your life and achieve your dreams: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the best show of 2016

These days we believe that following our hearts is a choice to be celebrated. We share inspirational quotes about “just-going-for-it”, try to make ourselves happier and wiser by changing towns, and share how #blessed we are with family, friends, or, often enough, photogenic avos-on-toast. In our pursuit for meaning and happiness we take cues from TV shows and films in assessing what to wear, if … Continue reading How to change your life and achieve your dreams: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the best show of 2016

The Mountain Goats: Soundtrack for Shit Times

If there is a definition of a crap time of year it would be November, more precisely late November, cold and grey, when you start with looking over what you’ve done (and not done) last year and existential despair starts sinking in. And if there was a definition of the crap time of the week, it would be Sunday afternoon, when you’ve already celebrated the … Continue reading The Mountain Goats: Soundtrack for Shit Times

The drama of the corporate man-child: What Alice Miller can teach insecure over-achievers?

The link between depression and over-achievement gets in the media cyclically and when it does it gets a lot of attention. Most recently, the flurry of reporting and analysis was brought on by the suicide of Martin Senn, a former CEO of Zurich Insurance and was linked by media to a similar incidents of the prominent business people taking their lives (and reminded me of … Continue reading The drama of the corporate man-child: What Alice Miller can teach insecure over-achievers?