Journalism

The merits of being a ‘lazy’ parent (for Red Magazine)

A first-person piece for Red Magazine on why I think it's good to be a lazy parent, like me...
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‘I set up a shrine on my desk – now spirituality powers my work’

For Women's Health Magazine: In an extract from her new book, Raise Your SQ, Annie Ridout enthuses about the potentially big impact of a small ...
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An extract from my new book Raise your SQ: Transform your life with spiritual intelligence for the Daily Mail's Femail. You can read it here.
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Dame Jacqueline Wilson: “I have a coffee then go back to bed to write for an hour or so”

She changed the face of children’s literature by writing books with controversial themes: adoption, divorce, mental illness. We ask Dame Jacqueline Wilson – the author of ...
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The People’s Poet: Benjamin Zephaniah

“As I’m getting older, I’m getting more radical. I’m more political, more angry – maybe because I think things should have changed by now.” Dr ...
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Rudimental’s DJ Locksmith on Fame and Fatherhood

They’re about to release their second album and start a world tour but Rudimental’s DJ and frontman Leon Rolle – aka DJ Locksmith – took ...
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Arianna Huffington on sleep, mornings and work

She sold The Huffington Post to AOL for $315m but stayed on as CEO. Now, Arianna Huffington is on a mission to make sure everyone starts ...
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Best electric guitars for beginners (for the Evening Standard)

I wrote an article about the best electric guitars for beginners for the Evening Standard (ES). Including best for lefties, kids and smaller budgets. You ...
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Five ways to beat burnout in 2023

Since my first bout of burnout in early 2021, it hasn’t returned. So I’m now encouraging others to raise their SQ (spiritual intelligence) for success ...
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Sunday Times Style podcast: Secrets Of The Side Hustle

I spoke with the Sunday Times Style entertainment editor Scarlett Russell about my 'side hustles' for their brilliant podcast. You can listen here. 
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Make 2022 the year you embrace shyness – in yourself and others

The more I spoke to psychologists, psychotherapists and fellow shy people who I consider to be very successful, the more I realised that shyness wasn’t ...
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You can be shy and successful: how I learnt to see the upside of my quiet nature

Shyness is not a fixed personality trait and nor does it need ‘curing’ – it can even be an advantage, discovered Annie Ridout... A piece ...
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Being shy is a virtue, not a character flaw

An opinion piece I wrote, on shyness, for Canada's national newspaper - the Globe and Mail... You can read it here.
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Grazia: my husband and I sleep in different beds

Is sharing a bed more important than having a good night's sleep? An article for Grazia
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Grazia: it’s ridiculous that girls uniforms cost more than boys’

Annie Ridout on why the 'pink tax' starts before girls are even aware of it An article I wrote for Grazia
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The one thing I wouldn’t change about myself? My shyness (for Observer)

My shyness was seen as a drawback at school – but now I know it’s a strength and I’m proud of it This is a ...
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Talking ‘shyness’ on The Irish Women’s Podcast

What a treat to talk with Roisin Ingle about childhood shyness, and how can be an attribute on The Irish Women's podcast. You can listen ...
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Make shyness your superpower – YOU Magazine

Not a natural extrovert? No problem! Some of the world’s most successful people are shy, says entrepreneur and coach Annie Ridout. Here’s how to follow ...
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