Resilience During The Storms

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A dog in the daffs, all enjoying the sunshine; what a difference a day makes!  After the torrential rain and storms we’ve endured for days, the sky’s a cloudless brilliant blue, I can hear birds calling and all is peaceful. A series of quick ‘whizzes’ instead of proper walks, left Alfred akin to a coiled spring so off we went with unbridled joy, on Alf’s part anyway. The word ‘resilience‘ came to mind as I looked around at Nature and her lessons, the Oxford Dictionary […] Read more »

“Don’t Care” Is Dangerous – 7 Supportive Suggestions

Giving up is not an option

Three weeks’ ago a thought rocked me as I lay on a trolley in the ‘Majors’ Department of Accident & Emergency where I’d been since 6am that morning. Incapable of lifting my own head and in searing cranial and neck pain, a young doctor desperately tried extracting blood from my elbow and inserting a canula into the back of my left hand for immediate IV pain relief. Both failed several times. In a panic of apology and my falling blood pressure – the […] Read more »

Time For An Integrity Audit, Perhaps?

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How do you feel about the dawning of a new year? As the old year ticked into the new and with ‘port and lemon’ in hand, I felt mixed emotions, not the euphoric response enjoyed by many, and yet all on a baseline of happiness. As the momentous minute arrived, perhaps you were: (a) renewing your body through sleep; (b) recharging your glass ; or (c) maybe vigorous and prolonged (b) had induced (a)? No matter, if you’re reading this […] Read more »

Dr Dain And The Dolphins

How can it get any better than this?” is the new buzz phrase on the block, so I thought I’d give it a try.    Dr Dain Heer’s my new ‘Go To” guru and I’m lovin’ him and his insights.   Why so?  In the words of the late Max Bygraves, “I wanna tell you a story”. Every now and again, the Cancerian in me finds expression and I’ve been yearning to be near the sea.  If that sea was a […] Read more »

2.3 Decades And Counting . . .

Twenty-three years ago I was enjoying Day 4 of our honeymoon in Hong Kong before moving on to Bangkok and then Phuket.  Three weeks’ of fascinating discoveries and enchanting places.  First glimpse of our hotel in Phuket took my breath away.  Through the glass doors of a bright open Reception I saw brilliant white sand lapped gently by astonishingly blue water. The bungalow rooms, each with their own front door, were built around a courtyard filled with fragrant exotic flowers […] Read more »

Motorway Pile Up Problem

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This evening Daughter had a very lucky escape while driving down the M5.  Right before her eyes, within a split second, a 9-car crunch happened.  Fortunately, there was space for her to pull into the outside lane before performing an emergency stop.  The four cars in front were concertinaed into each other, two hit the central reservation, one shot off up the embankment and various others collided.  Daughter called the Police and was twice cut off.  She then rang me […] Read more »

Extremes Of Pleasure And Pain In Just One Week

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Wow, what a week it’s been!  Our collaborative book, The Expert Success Solution launched on Tuesday and debuted as the #1 Amazon best seller in Canada and Amazon #2 in America.   It was a dream-like scenario as we watched  Steven Covey, Tim Ferriss and Napoleon Hill move aside to let us through, with Just Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers’ remaining in the #1 spot for now.   Being the only contributor from the UK, I was up all night as we watched […] Read more »