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We are, what we dream and believe we are!

The kids went back to school last week and it feels really okay, really, really okay. It's now time for us all to learn new things again to get some structure into our day, the long lies and late nights have to stop and yet we will hopefully still embrace the late summer weather where we can. There are still, some new fun things yet to be done, like harbour jumping when we get the nerve up (as my kids…
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“This is the life you’ve been given, so open your eyes and start living” Take That.

Hearing this song, "The garden", by Take That, 4 years ago changed everything for me. As I stood in Hamden Park, Glasgow, surrounded by thousands of fellow fans, listening to this song, particularly the line "this is the life you've been given, so open your eyes and start living", the words hit me like an electric jolt. The irony is that when I woke up that morning in June 2009, I was not aware that I would be standing in…
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“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.”

Jon Kabat -Zinn said that and he is so right in my book. There I was was surfing along pretty well (I thought). My course for the next few weeks seemed clear lots of exciting things were happening and there were some waves, but I genuinely thought I was doing okay. Sitting here now I can honestly say that the signs of what some people call, the black dog, I call it 'the blackness' was approaching, but amazingly, I was…
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What part of you, are you holding back?

On the day that I write this blog this is how it began....I woke up this morning ... Wait for it HAPPY.. Yes the inside happy, that had been eluding me for a few days as my sensitivity barometer had run away with itself again.. (Yes it appears I had let the dog drive the car again). What was that made me happy? Well it was a knowingness, that its all going to be okay, all of it, that I'm…
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How are you fuelling your progress?

How are you fuelling your progress? Earlier this week after attending the funeral of a bright star, a gorgeous lady called Anita, I have been reflecting on something that she said to me a couple of years ago. This came about after I had recalled her words, to her Son. Those words, whilst significant within the context of the enviroment at the time, have proven to be ever more significant for every aspect of my life since, and as I…
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feeling the fear and doing it anyway is all very good but how do we learn to recognise that feeling as a friend not a foe?

Okay so like many of you no doubt I had read the book by Susan Jeffers "Feel the fear and do it anyway". For me it was over 20 years ago, thanks to our little stint in networking marketing. (Yes it was Amway but as life has proved everything happens for a reason so, no regrets.) Anyway I remember, it sort of helped me at the time and, one occasion in particular that jumps to mind,was preparing to telling my…
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