Weekend Wonderings

It’s Saturday, readers! And this is a Weekend Wonderings in two parts (completely unrelated, of course, that’s how we roll).

Why do women choose to remain single?

First up is a request to our readers who have chosen to remain single. We’ve been contacted by a journalist who is looking to interview long-term single women about the various reasons why they’ve chosen to remain single – choice, experience, work, fear, mental illness, etc.  This is for a book of essays about single life.

Andrea is a 29-year-old freelance journalist currently based in Madrid. She freelances for Easy Jet Traveller, previously worked as an online writer at BBC London, and also at Hello! magazine.

If you’d like to get involved, just drop Andrea an email at andreamaltman at gmail dot com, she’d love to hear from you.

Does your body language shape who you are?

After watching this TED talk by Amy Cuddy, I’d have to say yes, yes it does.  Please readers, give me 20 minutes of your weekends to watch this.  It’s extraordinary.

Most of us know that our body language influences what other people think  about us.  What they don’t know is that the way we sit and stand can influence how we feel about ourselves, which forces us to change the way we behave in interactions and in pressurised situations, which can change outcomes, which, to put it bluntly, can change our lives.

Please watch this.  The way we sit, the way we stand, can change what happens in our lives.  And if you don’t buy any of it, at the very least you get a hell of an inspiring story.

Happy weekend, all of you.

Categories: Weekend Wonderings
3 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Posted September 15, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I do love that TED talk. My father in law sent it to me by email and it blew my mind.

  2. Marie Pye
    Posted September 16, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Me too, I love how she breaks down – thats what I’m like quite happily talking then wham the emotion knocks me and I’m crying!
    mmm how long single?

  3. Posted September 27, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Great post! I’m going to see if I can fake it now….

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