Uncommon sense works for me; I’m not sure nodding along to the wisdom of the masses is always the way forwards (quite the opposite in most cases I reckon). Here’s five thoughts that tend to get shot down before I have chance to explain myself if I try to voice them.… Read the rest
I’ve never liked the term ‘common sense’, it sounds too much like ‘accepted blah’ to me. What follows is some gentle anti-advice that you might not get anywhere else…
I spent a couple of days in Croyde (North Devon, UK) recently to get a little surfing and writing done and I wandered past the surf school where I took my first lesson around ten years ago.… Read the rest
That’s a scary boatload of responsibility right there eh? Nobody is going to save you, you’re on your own. You are an island.
It’s not the cold hard truth that it first appears though; it’s actually the answer you’re looking for.… 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
List of reasons I hated running and avoided it for 40 years (my entire life):
- It makes my knees hurt
- It’s dull
- I’m bored just thinking about it
- It makes my ankles hurt
- It makes everything hurt
- I can’t breath if I try to run to the end of the street
- I’m falling asleep and hurting just thinking about it
- I actually love walking but if I run all my joints will snap and I won’t be able to walk anymore
Sound familiar?… Read the rest
HINT: I’m Wittering on quite a bit here: Feel free to scrub forwards to about 2:25 minutes where I start getting to the ‘how to’ bit if you can’t be bothered with my small talk and save yourself a whole 2 minutes!… Read the rest