I like The School of Lifeand all that it does, and I also really like Dr Chris Irons who will visit there on 14 March – tickets will go fast so I urge you to consider the spend.

Developing compassion for yourself isn’t self-indulgent as many fear – it can help mitigate a harsh inner critic that can drown out our potential and get in the way of living life to the full. If we feel better about ourselves, we are also better placed to feel compassion for others. The Dalai Lama proves this well. I was lucky enough to interview Dr Irons for an article about Compassionate Focused Therapy and his expertise and warmth will, I bet, guarantee an inspiring talk.