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The idea that we could create a society that is fair, equal and non-hierarchical, in which most people are deeply materially satisfied and live in a way that is environmentally sustainable, seems a million miles away. …


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The main way that I consume news is through The Week magazine. I decided to subscribe

so that I wouldn’t feel like I needed to read the news every day to keep up, and so that I could read more global news and get different perspectives from a range of…


I’m currently doing a course with Charles Eisenstein called Living in the Gift, and this week he is challenging our assumptions about greed.

As humans, we have a tendency to complain about the way the world is and blame it on other people. One type of person things are often…


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As you come back to work after lockdown, it’s normal to feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed.

As humans, we often find change uncomfortable.

You might be anxious about doing your job again after a break.

You might be worried about being more at risk of catching COVID by coming into…


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In a previous post, I wrote about how I think being an activist can do more harm than good.

One of the main things that drove me to want to be an activist was a desire for meaning. Growing up, it seemed there were so many things that other people…


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One of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, Dr Kirstin Neff, has found in her research that one of the biggest blocks to being kinder to yourself is fearing that it will make you complacent, lazy, and about as motivated as Homer Simpson on a treadmill.

The thinking goes that…


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Staring at a computer screen all day.

Feeling that your work isn’t well paid or meaningful. Not having work.

Sitting on a chair all day.

Feeling disconnected from community.

Feeling disconnected from nature.

Reading about war, murder, rape, lies and disaster in the news and feeling helpless to do anything…


Last week I was listening to the Today Programme, and the presenter was saying, ‘Are you suspicious about what happens to your recycling after it’s taken away? Well you’re right to be. A new report from Greenpeace has found British plastic piled high and partially burnt in Turkey. …


Marshall Rosenburg (1934–2015) was as American psychologist who believed that it is in our nature to enjoy giving and receiving compassionately.

Given that belief, he attempted to answer two questions:

What happens to disconnect us from our compassionate nature, leading us to behave violently and exploitatively?

And, conversely, what allows…


Since I wrote about not loving myself very much, I’ve been practising Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) a lot, and it’s really helped. In this article I’ll explain what it is and how it differs from mindfulness.

I’ve found the added emphasis on kindness to myself really valuable. It’s amazing how, even…

Andy Hix

My work is all about love. Loving yourself, loving other people and loving the earth. I do that through writing, podcasting, coaching, running workshops.

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