Things Don’t Upset You, Your Belief About Things Upsets You

This is a fundamental truth that I’m constantly reminding myself of and I thought about again on a beautiful sunny walk this morning where we genuinely happened upon this delightful sign pinned to a farm gate.… Read the rest

How to Read With Purpose

Gosh, that’s a dull title: How to Read With Purpose. I nearly fell asleep before I finished writing it, but there you go, it is actually pretty descriptive. I played with How to Read More Effectively or How to Read More Efficiently, but it’s all about purpose. Read the rest

2020 Hindsight - Looking Back to Move Forward

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. They feel flimsy to me; things that we already know we should be doing (or avoiding) given a pedestal in January, after all that bingeing and consumerism, and allowed to wander off into the February mist without any of the pomp to that farewell that lauded all those initial good intentions.… Read the rest

Just Write

It’s not like I haven’t been writing; I mean, I sometimes do it for a job (freelance, mostly gibberish, nothing sexy), I sometimes do it before bed so I can get some sleep without the wandering thought gymnastics of an unmeditated mind soiling my tranquility (more on journaling soon) and I’m often scrawling random notes to myself, body-slamming memory loss by listing my to-do list as if extracting them from the maelstrom of my brain and committing them to inked bullet points (always pen, always paper) might direct my otherwise scattergun approach to the day.… Read the rest

Where Should You Be Looking For Happiness?

Cliches abound recently, as is typical of well-meaning January. Whilst deciding once again that I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions, I reflected a bit on a few of the things we’re generally nudged towards as paragons of the good life; most commonly ‘happiness’.Read the rest

Happiness is a side effect. Thanks for the fails 2017

It’s been a challenging year, no doubt. But it really isn’t the year’s fault. A stoic view would be remembering that it is never the thing, only your belief about the thing that makes you feel how you feel.Read the rest

A while ago I posted a quick vid about my bulletproof Yerba Mate tea, one of my favourite morning elixirs when I want to either smash a run, start a fasting day or just generally focus on specific tasks for hours at a time.… Read the rest

The Superfast 60 Second Emergency Brain Recovery Plan

Brain fried? Trouble getting to sleep with all those pesky thinkies mooching about in your headspace, trouncing your tranquillity? Me too, here’s a couple of tips:

This is going to be as quick to read as it is to perform so no excuses bucko!… Read the rest

Everything You Want Has Already Happened, Just Not Yet.

Of course, that title doesn’t make any sense, not if you’re using dull old chronology to figure it out anyway. But it may actually still be true. Everything you need to put you into that holy grail state of tranquillity that is the closest approximation to true happiness that I reckon any of us can aspire to may have already happened at some point in your unknown future.Read the rest

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