It’s an interesting question isn’t it? Furthermore, how do you judge others, your friends and family for example? I’m writing this to pose the question, not to propose an answer. In fact, I’d actually suggest that you stop reading this now and have a think about this before you read any more. Seriously. I was asked … Read more
Perhaps this post would be more accurately entitled ‘Getting the Ups and Downs of Life in Perspective, because that’s the real challenge we face so often. It’s so incredibly easy to get caught up in the dramas of daily life, the stresses of work, money, relationships – you name it – that we lose sight … Read more
Most of the time I stress the long-term processes of transformation; the journey, the quest of the hero. It’s a model that reflects the nature of life and our need to respond, learn, and adapt to the ups and downs and to ultimately come to terms with the nature of life and death. When we’re … Read more
It might sound funny, even crazy, but I really think that there is an art to quitting and it’s something I have a real talent for. What brought this up was reading a review of Seth Godin’s book called The Dip. Everyone experiences the Dip, that time when things get hard, really hard. Those times … Read more
This is the first time have I tried blogging with one hand – my left arm has been holding on to my boy Will for the last 5+ hours. In my last couple of posts I’ve shared some of my reflections on the birth of our baby boy, Will. I’ve written about the roller-coaster of emotions that … Read more
I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog for the last couple of weeks. With our baby only days or maybe weeks away (Ophelia is 37 weeks now), there has been a huge amount of reorganisation going on at lots of levels. The house has had a major reshuffle to create our baby’s room and … Read more
In this post, I write about self-mastery and resilience, about learning to move through life rather than fight and struggle against it. This is about cultivating a strong and resilient inner core. It’s a core that is informed by a way of seeing life that does not view life’s troubles as unwelcome imperfections that need to be avoided, fixed or eradicated. It doesn’t expect things to be smooth indefinitely with the resolution of whatever challenge we’re faced with right now. It’s a world view that accepts these imperfections as integral to the very nature of existence itself.
This is a short post about the great benefits of moving beyond the need to be right, to make winners and losers. It’s about creating a completely different kind of communication that yields the results many of us actually want.
In this short piece, I write about the importance of caring for each other in order to make a better life for everyone.
Many of us only see romance as being applicable as a way to getting what we want. A guy will turn on the charm, make a special effort in order at the very beginning of a relationship and then at special times like birthdays, anniversaries etc.. This is all fine and good but it won’t cut it in the long run.