Anxiety: an attempt to explain

Preamble I had a dream last night that prompted this blog post. It went as follows: I was signed up to run the Glencoe Skyline race. I arrived just in time, but incredibly flustered. My feet were sore and after registering, I realised that I had my trail shoes on the wrong feet. Not only […]

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I blogged on slowing down to Child’s Speed for Dave Cornthwaite’s Say Yes More Blog. You can read the original here. As a parent of two little children with BIG minds, it can be difficult to remember that adventures and explorations need to happen at the speed of our children and that while you may have […]



A few weeks ago I got The Snip. If you don’t know what I mean, a quick Google will soon inform you. The timing was good and the timing was bad. It came 2 days after I ran – or rather dragged myself round – the Scafell Skyrace (SSR), so I was already limping – […]

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Being Authentic and Saying Yes

In 2017 I decided it was time to start living more authentically. I didn’t have a plan about how to do this, but knew I needed to change things. If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got I began by writing a piece that expressed some of […]

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Friends Lost and Found

I have been reading a few books lately around the topic of change and happiness and not only has it been very inspirational, enlightening, but it has also proved very practical in that I now have two pages of notes for action. I used these books to help me reflect and appraise all aspects of […]

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2017 Manifesto

The Light only comes after the Dark One thing I’ve learned from writing and from opening up about my ‘stuff’, is that a bleak, darkness usually precedes the light. The darkness is often required before we can see the light. It’s an old cliche, but it certainly rings true from my experience. After writing my recent […]

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Under the Weight of Living

I’m struggling to be me. Struggling to find the time, energy and opportunity to be me.   To be me is to strive. To strive towards goals. To achieve. But just now I’m lacking clear goals and, if I had the chance to create those clear goals, I’m lacking the ability to achieve them.   […]

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A Rude Awakening

The thought of getting up at 5am to go running has often appealed to me. And it has more often appalled me! With two young kids, sacrificing any opportunity to sleep seems churlish. Yet, this week I took the plunge, getting up at 5am twice. On my first foray I was rewarded with the rising sun […]

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