advice column

Walt Whitman, aged 35, as he appeared in the first edition of Leaves of Grass

Is Walt Whitman’s health guide a hoax – written by Gwyneth Paltrow?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

In 1858, he seems to advocate a good night’s sleep, outdoor exercise, careful grooming - and clean cotton socks in summer

Will Ashon loses – and finds - himself in Epping Forest

6 May 2017 9:00 am

In his mid-forties Will Ashon realised he was adrift and confused, confronted by the situation Dante described in the Divine…