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Posted by Sofia Ashdown on January 25, 2018

TEN AWESOME BOOKS FOR NORSE FANTASY FANS

Maybe it was Tolkien who hooked you on his tales of Elves and Hobbits. Maybe it was Marvel comics or even the Poetic Edda. If you’re anything like me, you are probably drawn to mythology, magic, and mystery in general, but have a special place in your heart for the legends of the Northern Tradition

Posted by Sofia Ashdown on December 7, 2016

Publishing on Kindle — Feeding Fussy

  A couple of months ago, I began to get curious about Kindle. Is it really as easy as it seems? Could I just bash out a Word document and upload it — voilà! — to Amazon?   Yes and no.   Obviously, you’ve got to write the darn thing. Luckily, Kindle books don’t need to

Posted by Sofia Ashdown on December 6, 2016

How to be Happy – Lessons from Philosophy Part One: Epicurus

Can philosophy teach us about happiness? In this series, I will be introducing a handful of interesting philosophers and their succeeding schools of thought. Each figure has something to say about the role and achievement of happiness in human life. Happiness is a goal we all cherish, but many of us struggle to define it,

Posted by Sofia Ashdown on December 6, 2016

How to be Happy — Lessons from Philosophy Part Two: Montaigne

Part One of this series examined the ideas of Epicurus. Perhaps you have taken his advice and you are now reading this in the countryside somewhere, living a self-sustained and philosophical life with a bunch of good friends — or perhaps not. Either way, the French nobleman and philosopher Michel de Montaigne, has some advice

Posted by Sofia Ashdown on December 6, 2016

How to be Happy – Lessons from Philosophy Part Three: Buddhism

In this series, we are exploring the value of certain philosophical ideas, in a bid to uncover the secrets of happiness. So far, we have learnt that the sociable and self-sufficient Epicurus believed we needed friendship, freedom, and self-analysis to achieve happiness, whereas Montaigne emphasised the importance of embracing both our rational and animalistic selves.