Posts in health
On The Health Of Politics

I don't usually talk about politics. For years, I took a kind of backseat approach to them, under the excuse of "being spiritual", i.e. sceptical about the actual intentions and impact of the suited and booted men in higher powered positions around the world, but also in denial of their influence on my life.

And while I still believe that profound and deep change is coming from the bottom up (from creatives, entrepreneurs, healers, artists, and free-thinkers of this world), I now also see how important it is for us to be as involved and vocal as we can about the running of the world we live in, as futile as it sometimes may feel.

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How to Be Sick (or The Return of the Rest-Cure)

For the past few weeks I've had my head in a little wonderfully-titled book named "How To Be Idle". The first few chapters have turned out to a be a must-read: a beautifully written eulogy to downtime and rest, an ode to the resurrection of long lunches and afternoon naps, and a call to the end of the current societal model which tends to value the quantity of work generated instead of its quality.

It has really opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about life, and helped me let go of the subconscious feelings of guilt I tended to experience whenever my waking and working schedule would not fit into the 9-to-5 model - the ultimate modern system for productivity and success - which, as a self-employed and creative worker, rarely does.

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