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Do you remember Carl Lewis, the singer? You know. Carl Lewis. Singer. The performer Michael Jackson dreamed he could be. Singer of THE definitive version of the Star Spangled Banner. No? Maybe this will help jog your memory: Ah, THAT Carl Lewis. The sprinter. Multiple Olympic champion. Tall, elegant, superstar athlete of the 1980s. Yeah … More People, Know Your Limits!
‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…’ Thus begins the most popular creation account / story / myth (delete as applicable) in human history. The question of the origins of our creation has exercised humankind’s greatest minds for as long as we have existed, as has the question of the nature – … More Where Did THAT Come From?!? – On Creativity
Life can change forever in a moment… In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again? In August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the … More ‘Something Changed’ – Book Now Available on Amazon Kindle
Life can change forever in a moment… In the aftermath of marriage breakdown how do we pick ourselves up and start again? In August 2014 Matthew Williams was forced to do just that. In Something Changed he navigates us through his journey with wit and wisdom, taking in divorce, dating and self-discovery while facing the … More Book Trailer: ‘Something Changed – Stumbling through Divorce, Dating & Depression’
‘You could write a book.’ It was the Leeds Festival in August 2006 and I was, not to put too fine a point on it, fucked. I was two weeks into my first absence from work due to depression, an absence that would eventually last 5 mind-numbing, often agonising, seemingly interminable months. The Leeds Festival … More ‘You Could Write a Book’ – And So He Did
Apparently us men don’t ‘do’ emotion. Well, that’s a load of bollocks isn’t it? Either that or I am totally out of touch at this point and am out of the ‘man club’ (OK, I’m prepared to accept that this could be a possibility). Men show emotion all the time. Go to any football match … More Big Boys Don’t Cry – Why the Hell Not?!?
Elizabeth is an old friend who contacted me with a wish to raise awareness amongst parents of the symptoms of brain tumour, following a recent devastating diagnosis. Fortunately her daughter, Quinn, is now doing well, but it took a mother’s instinct and persistence before a correct diagnosis was made and medical treatment given. This is … More A Mother’s Instinct – Raising Brain Tumour Awareness
I’ve been seeing a counsellor, Nichola, for a couple of months now and it’s been hard, very hard. This is necessarily so, if the process is to be worthwhile then you need to give yourself fully to it. Just as rehabilitation from a physical injury is often a gruelling process, so too is dealing with … More A Pause, Progress and a Pat on the Back