Why we need to be politically responsible – with Fear of Black Consciousness author Professor Lewis R. Gordon

In democratic societies, we are governed by consent. Hence, it is our job to become responsible citizens before voting or electing those in office (or placed to appointments), to represent our interests and create a better world for all of humanity. So how do we become politically responsible?

Renewed: How to start over again – with Repotting Your Life author Frances Edmonds

Deepak Chopra says starting over is the knowledge that there is something better out there for you—even if you don’t know what it is yet. It’s about learning from the past and using it to propel you forward in a way you had never considered before. So how do you transform and start over again?Continue reading “Renewed: How to start over again – with Repotting Your Life author Frances Edmonds”

Disobedient: What makes disobedience important – with Good Girls Marry Doctors editor Piyali Bhattacharya

Disobedience is needed, and without it social progress would not continue. Disobedience is important because it can save lives, and it starts the conversation, but it can also cause conflict. There are both good disobedience and bad disobedience. So why is it important and how can we be disobedient with purpose? Thanks to the followingContinue reading “Disobedient: What makes disobedience important – with Good Girls Marry Doctors editor Piyali Bhattacharya”

Book Club: Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser

It was so wonderful to chat to business leader, mental health advocate and women’s empowerment activist Jenny Ramirez from She Alpha Co. on the eighth How To Be…IG Live Book Club, where we discussed the book Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of five, described as a great starting point if you want to learn moreContinue reading “Book Club: Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser”

The hues of Holi: books on colour for your imagination

Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Spring, the Festival of Colours or the Festival of Love. With magenta, cyan and turquoise in mind, here are some books to tickle your senses: 📚 The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair The Secret Lives of Colour is aContinue reading “The hues of Holi: books on colour for your imagination”

Incredible reads from Irish authors for Saint Patrick’s Day

From James Joyce to Tara French, we have been blessed with incredible writers from Ireland. And as it is Saint Patrick’s Day, which is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, it seems only fitting to celebrate these wordsmiths: 📚 Time Pieces by John Banville From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winningContinue reading “Incredible reads from Irish authors for Saint Patrick’s Day”

Book Talk on The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir for International Women’s Day

Thanks to everyone who joined me discussing the seminal work by existentialist French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, which is considered one of the most important books of feminist philosophy. Have you read it? Listen to episode 48: Strong – Focusing on women’s physical strength with award-winning journalist, powerlifter and Stronger author PoornaContinue reading “Book Talk on The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir for International Women’s Day”

#BreaktheBias books on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is on March 8 and it is a time to celebrate the achievements of amazing women and work towards creating a gender equal world. This year’s theme is Break the Bias, a movement to empower people to take responsibility for their thoughts and actions and speak up against bias in our communities,Continue reading “#BreaktheBias books on International Women’s Day”

“You Are a Reader” theme picked for World Book Day 2022 to get more kids reading

It’s the 25th anniversary of World Book Day in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which was celebrated in the US yesterday. What began as a UNESCO-sponsored day on April 23, 1995, has expanded to more than 100 countries worldwide, a global celebration of reading for pleasure. For the March celebration, it’s an occasion to appreciateContinue reading ““You Are a Reader” theme picked for World Book Day 2022 to get more kids reading”