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Today I am grateful for my creative abilities. I can write well, I come across well on camera, and I can innovate and put ideas together in unique ways. These are gifts, and I choose now to use and practice… Continue Reading →

The Tragedy of Enmeshed Avoidant Relationships

Today is 24 years since I left for my gap year trip to America. I was 18, and it was my first adventure as an ‘adult’. My first dance with promiscuity.   But also a time I found myself quickly… Continue Reading →

How To Live With Yourself

Soldiers with PTSD often get it from what they did, not just what they saw. When you’ve done something that had catastrophic effects on your life, or someone else’s, how do you ever reconcile that?   I guess it starts… Continue Reading →

At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Today I am grateful for the millions of people who gave their lives, in World War 2 and before, so that evil could be defeated… Continue Reading →

Forging Character Through The Pain Of Divorce

Divorce entails one successive kick in the balls after another. Painful step after painful step. There’s no getting away from it. It will be difficult.   So I’ve made the decision to try and see every heartwrenching moment as a… Continue Reading →

“I’m a thinner, healthier, more well-rounded person for having known you. I think that’s pretty fucking awesome, to be honest with you.” – Lucy (my wife).   Her reply when I asked her, in an honest conversation, what we gave to… Continue Reading →

I’ve Been Drinking Too Much

In truth, drinking is part of the reason I’m getting divorced. I don’t get abusive when I’m drunk, it’s not that. But avoiding reality and escaping into my comfort zone has meant I haven’t stepped up to my potential, and… Continue Reading →

What Do I Want In Life?

I recently listened to an old recording by Earl Nightingale, on the power of focussing on what you really want. Not just writing it down and expecting the universe to manifest it for you. But making a decision, prioritising it,… Continue Reading →

Putting Out Fires To Stay Small

I wonder if I create small stresses in my life to distract me from dealing with bigger challenges. Perhaps it’s a responsibility thing.   In the short term that might look like hangovers, fire-fighting or stressing over small decisions. In… Continue Reading →

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