Category SELF

Diary Entry: 27th October 2021

“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 →

Building From The Ashes

I am a 42-year-old man. I have a good professional job. I’m married with a two-year-old daughter. And I’m on the brink of divorce.   It’s my wife’s decision, and ultimately might be the right one. She’s made her mind… Continue Reading →

How to Find the Purpose in Life – in 4 Steps

For 40 years it was almost all I thought about, how to find my life’s purpose. Now I’m not saying I’ve got all the answers, but I do know this: If you’re searching for meaning or purpose in life (especially… Continue Reading →

Male Midlife Crisis Behaviour – They don’t understand.

Forget the clichés. It’s not about buying a new car. It’s about how you feel inside, and how it erodes your life.   They don’t understand Before writing this article, I searched for the term ‘male midlife crisis behaviour’. Most… Continue Reading →

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