Blue Monday: Is it compulsory?

So, the press tell us it's 'Blue Monday'. I have to confess, this annual 'event' is new to me, but apparently it's been in existence for at least a handful of years. For those of you equally unaware, this is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The reasons cited include debt due to …

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NY blues: are resolutions good for you?

Time to resurrect a New Year's post from three years ago ... As 2013 rapidly approaches, thoughts may have turned to all sorts of resolutions for the new year: 'I must lose weight', 'I will refrain from alcohol', 'I will do more exercise' … Long (and many) lists of dos and don'ts are underway. Endless …

Do you travel light?

Have you heard the saying: "Travel light, travel far"? The phrase paints quite a picture, don't you think? One zooms along with a smile on one's face, the lightness of luggage literally making it quicker for you to move. The opposite, of course, is the physical energy-sapping effort it takes to shift along a heavyweight of baggage …