It’s time to talk about lad culture

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll probably be aware of the furore surrounding the trial and verdict of the Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison. I'm not going to go into details of the case, as that has already been covered extensively by the likes of the…

Learning to spend mindfully

Ah, January. A month of abysmal weather, guilt over festive over-indulgence and a definite “back-to-school” feeling as most of us return to work. But despite the gloom, this is actually one of my favourite times of the year. Everything feels somehow newer and fresher - the promise of a whole new year stretching before me,…