I’ve Got Some Thinking to Do

I wrote about life metaphors when I was about half way through Anthony Robbins, “Awaken the Giant Within” and I’ve finally finished it. I can’t remember taking a month to read a book for a long while, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable and incredibly powerful read. No one is more surprised than I. I’m […]

Who were you Taught to Hate but Never Met?

I was chatting with a lovely lady from India recently, someone who is quickly becoming a new friend. We were talking about all sorts of stuff, and I asked her if she’d been exposed to hatred as a child – the sort of hatred or prejudice that your parents/society have and gets transferred to you. […]

The American Idol Blues will now Kick in

Well it’s over for another year and what a cracking year it’s been. As always, my favourites went out early, but at least Haley made it through to number three. That’s democracy in action for you, and while many talk conspiracies, I think it’s more about the diversity of the viewing public. For example the […]

Shit Food Shits Me

I can’t eat McDonalds, KFC or Burger King – it makes my skin itch and about an hour after eating it, I start feeling depressed. Pre-packaged sauces and spices make me jittery, soy sauce and all its derivatives make my legs irritated and MSG makes my heart race, gives me a headache and usually sees […]

I Carry the Boys’ Hearts in my Heart

I think one of the biggest challenges I’m finding since becoming a parent is seeing my boys in pain. Not physical pain – emotional pain. The sort of pain that comes with being hurt, embarrassed, let down, disappointed, or just ignored by people they love or adore. The people who do it, usually kids, have […]

Happy First Birthday

I just realised I missed my blogs first birthday by a couple of days, and thought it can’t go unrecognised. What a wild and wonderful journey it’s been and I absolutely wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has been reading my ramblings and supporting what I’ve been doing here. […]

What’s Your Life Metaphor?

In an effort to continually try things I’ve never done before, including reading books by authors I’ve avoided, I picked up Anthony Robbins “Awaken the Giant Within.” Anthony was well off my radar, as are most American life coaches, because it’s all a bit awesome and cool and high five for me. But I’ve got […]

Bloody Mother’s Day

Steve didn’t realise it was Mother’s Day until 3pm on Friday. He found out when he collected the boys from school and they presented him with Mummy’s special handmade cards – shite! That night, as not a word in relation to the big day had been uttered, I said to Steve, “you do realise it’s […]

Some tentative thoughts and a history lesson

I wanted to write something yesterday and I put this blog together, but my content reviewer, Steve, said no, it’s all too fresh and too hot – don’t enter into a battle with words on something so contentious. But that’s what this blog is about right? A platform to offer “my” opinions, whether they are […]

Someone Important Once said Something that Makes Sense Today

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only […]