Live well. Live positive.

22nd December 2017

My 9 changes for a happier 2018

A lot of good things happened in 2018. A lot of not-so-good things happened.

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20th December 2017

Our preoccupation with wealth, perception and social media

I've often pondered what it would be like to live with very little.

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19th December 2017

A clean start for 2018

It's been a tough few years in many respects. As optimistic as I try to be I am still occasionally pegged back by damaging thoughts and unrealistic goals.

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27th August 2017

My pick of movies to chill out to

Switch the phone off, dim the lights and put your feet up in front of the TV for a couple of hours of movie escapism. Here's my choice for some quality viewing on a late winter's evening.

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19th June 2017

Cultivating a sincere concern for the welfare of others

In an age where extremism is on the rise and each week we read of intolerance amongst communities, this quote from the Dalai Lama resonates.

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13th June 2017

Sleeping with the Curtains Open

I've slept with the curtains open for as long as I can remember.

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12th June 2017

What is tomorrow?

I was in a book shop in town the other day and enjoyed listening in on an elderly gentlemen explain his theory of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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8th May 2017

Overcoming rejection

Dealing with loss is perhaps the toughest of all human emotions. It tears at your heart and leaves your soul in tatters.

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10th April 2017

Energy - the positive kind

Energy. It's everywhere!

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15th March 2017

Passions and hobbies

I have many passions. Things that I simply love to do. Most, if not all, of these passions involve me being in my own company. Reading, writing, drawing or even designing and building arcade games for my mobile phone.

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9th March 2017

A Matter Of Identity

For a long time I've been battling something that is both confusing and challenging. It all boils down to passions and strengths. I'll try to explain by way of what is a 'normal' life.

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7th March 2017

Rejection and Karma

As a kid I formed strong friendships. My mates were everything to me. We fought, played, talked and had the best of times. But adolescence came flooding in and with it a whole set of issues, not least girls.

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6th March 2017

Dreaming of Strength

I think it's a Sunday thing. I have the most vivid dreams on a Sunday night, such that my working week begins with something of a leap from a springboard.

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4th March 2017

The Simple Pleasures

Today it's all about the simple pleasures. I have a book, some free time and a seat in a coffee shop.

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3rd March 2017

Being thankful for what I have - not what I do not have

The greatest fear known to humankind is the fear of what isn't known. This in turn boils down to a fear of having no control. When we are afraid we are vulnerable. And vulnerability can lead to irrational thoughts and behaviour which can often lead to unwanted and unpleasant outcomes.

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2nd March 2017

Five Perfectly Positive and Motivational Movies

Switch the phone off, dim the lights and put your feet up in front of the TV for a couple of hours of movie escapism. Here's my choice for some quality viewing on a late winter's evening.

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1st March 2017

Courage is Fear Mastered

I recently had the immense pleasure of meeting the fantasy author Alan Garner. His book The Weirdstone of Brisingamen inspired countless authors over the years. Myself included.

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28th February 2017

Dream Analysis

I rarely avoid dreaming. Some dreams stay with me throughout the day, others are gone before I'm in the shower. Last night's dream was horrific.

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The Drive In

This morning's drive in was a pleasure. In 25 miles I experienced bright blue skies, sunshine and a crisp fresh air later to be rich with snow and white fields.

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27th February 2017

The Power of Reading

I read much more these days. Reading, for me, is like closing the world in around me and just switching off. The day's pressures can stay outside. Inside it's all about the book.

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