What is ‘home’ to you? Is it where you spent your childhood, or is it ‘where the heart is’? For my partner, it is without a doubt where he spent his childhood. He could never conceive of losing sight of where he grew up; it’s a place that is interwoven into his personality. I’m certainly ...

I’ve always been into feng shui… even before I knew what it was called. When I was a kid I used to rearrange my bedroom furniture about every six months. My parents would come home and be astounded (and possibly frightened) at my ability to move my Ethan Allen desk set, and, of course, a ...

Today I enjoyed feeling a remarkable emotion: serenity. In the middle of an early-morning voiceover session, I noticed feeling peaceful and poised. And everything – thoughts, words and deeds – flowed from this deep well of peace. I can’t fully express how satisfying this moment was, but I certainly look forward to feeling serenity more ...

Three words that make my heart sing: Minimalism. Feng shui. Optimization. Call me a Shintoist if you want, but I’m convinced that our surroundings affect us more than we will ever know, and that in taking care of our environment (both immediate and in the broader sense), we take care of ourselves. The pants we ...

According to Indian folklore, a family that has a cherry tree in their garden will never lack anything. That’s some wisdom I can get behind, because we are blessed with not one, but three cherry trees on our land in the south of France. What’s more, one of them has just treated us to a shower ...

Chloe and I love it when our Veggie Magnifique activities involve eating, cake, and especially being out and about in Paris and, above all, not being on the computer. Obviously we understand the importance of devices (after all you are reading this on one), but the challenge we, and so many others, face is how do we ...

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When exactly did journalism and accuracy part company? My father is a journalist. He’s been producing watertight news stories with his signature dash of wit for nearly 50 years. I have always been proud of this. To me, his profession conjures up adventure on the front lines, buzzing newsrooms, and, most of all, exacting personal ...

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As counterintuitive as it may sound, I find the best way to get past a conundrum is to leave it alone and go eat a rice cake. Sometimes we need a break to recalibrate our creative cogs, and sometimes conundrums need to breathe. At least in my experience. I had a conundrum this week… I solved ...

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