It seems like everybody I know is struggling with sleep these days. I’m no stranger to staring at the ceiling at 3am, feeling like I’m going slightly crazy. Insomnia can be debilitating. Sleep deprivation affects your whole life; your mental health and wellbeing, your relationships, your work, your ability to perform your passions, just everything.… Read the rest
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
I love running, paddle boarding and listening to music (often at the same time) but they don’t put me into a flow state. They give me way too much space to ruminate. Having sex, surfing, climbing and playing my ukulele on the other hand (not usually at the same time) slam me hard and fast (and sometimes gently) into the moment.… Read the rest
Almost into February and I’m only just posting my first words of 2017! That’s not laziness, honestly, it’s been a crazy start to the year already; work is off the chart, the kids haven’t miraculously stopped needing four football related activities a week and I still work a full time job and have to quit at 2pm three times a week to pick them up from school on my epic 30 mile school run!… Read the rest
[Picture credit: Me, Croyde, now]
I Have this writer friend, he’s quite a big deal. He encourages me with with ambiguous statements like “you’re on the right track” which coming from him I take to mean “YOU ARE AWESOME”.… Read the rest
A friend asked me a question the other day; she said “Other than having your kids, what was the best thing you ever did?” And then she quickly followed up with “And your worst thing that ever happened to you, what was that?”.… Read the rest
Sometimes, just being aware of something seems to pull us toward that thing magnetically. Not in some ‘secret’ universe will help you out way, but simply because you’ll navigate in that direction by yourself.
Once we know something (or think we know something) we have a tendency to put so much pressure on ourselves to adhere to the rules and constrictions as defined by the new thing we’ve learned that we cause ourselves an unhealthy amount of unnecessary stress in the process, quite often negating the improvements we were looking for in the first place.… Read the rest
Ola dudes. This is a new thing.
Being a prize geek I’m often surrounding myself with random collections of thoughts, writing, stuff, things, experiences and general weirdness that in themselves might not add up to much.… Read the rest
A breaking heart turns out to be the daddy of feeling bad. I’ve run the gamut of tricky emotions over the years, like we all have; fear and anxiety chief among them. But heartache sits high above the others with it’s sheer, overwhelming presence.… Read the rest