The moment of awakening came after I had been away on a business trip for four days. My daughter had been staying with her nanny who she knows very well. Still, she made her sentiments about my absenc...
This is the second article in a series that examines common house-hold products, how their manufacture and consumption affects the environment and how we can use less in our day-to-day lives. This art...
Forget things That cannot bring Joy, peace, nor anything Pertaining to righteousness Purity and holiness Neither that which is glorious Certainly things cannot Enable you to enter God...
Consumerism has considerably changed social life and determined the clear boundaries of incomes. As society has changed its moral and ethical stance, the words necessity, comfort, and luxury have ...
IntroductionOur culture is being systematically desensualized. We are constantly made to feel guilty for experiencing pleasure. The very definition of the word sensual has been misrepresented to invok...
When you're doing your best work with your clients, it's magical, sacred. There is almost something holy about what you do, like you aren't there at all. And that's what your clients love most too- th...
Shopping can be an emotional release for many people. Lots of consumers shop to reduce stress. Shopping out of boredom or to cope with life's woes can lead to much bigger problems. Consumerism c...
Anne Tyler's Breathing Lessons is a giant of a book, a giant because of the way in which it gently wraps you into its character's world and allows you to feel their lives being lived. It's a gia...
Spending money can be fun and some believe therapeutic. But the truth is, we spend way too much on things that we don't really need. Everywhere we go marketing and advertising is working it's mo...
Kingdom Come by J. G. Ballard is not a successful book. Richard Brown is an advertising executive who has been estranged from his father for some time. Whilst the son has been in sophisticated Lond...