When I’m around in Nottingham on Thursday evenings, I attend this mindfulness meditation group. Recently we listened to a recording of David Steindl-Rast. David is an elderly monk, who speaks on the subject of gratitude. He feels that it is the act of gratitude that brings you happiness, rather than the other way around, as we might assume. Inspired,… Continue reading Does gratitude = happiness or does happiness = gratitude?
I’ve always had a life rule about living and working in the same place. Commuters’ stories have always filled me with horror – all of those wasted hours! So often filled with stress! Every day! I’m currently doing a piece of work at the University of Nottingham, which I love. The work is interesting and… Continue reading Autumn in another city
This letter arrived today – a sobering occurence that I suppose is familiar to everyone who moves from being employed by a large organisation to being self-employed. Like many other pension schemes, the USS has been the subject of much dissatisfaction over recent years. when I joined, it was a final salary scheme, with fairly… Continue reading Bye bye pension