So, I started writing my first novel. And writing a novel is, well, it’s different. I was keen to begin writing a novel, to embark upon what will be a journey of new discoveries for me, of finding new things within myself and of further exploring the craft of writing (and trying not to turn … More So, I Started Writing a Novel…. (Sneak Preview)
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!
Relationships are perhaps the most important things that we have in our lives. Whatever challenges we face, whatever joys we experience, the ability to share them with the people that matter most to us adds significantly to the colour and texture of our lives. Families, friends, lovers, colleagues – all have a significant impact on … More Living in the (Anti) Social Media World
In the beginning was the word, and the word was #SelfieSunday. Not the most inspirational of words with which to have launched a new messiah upon the world perhaps but hey, it’s the twenteens and it’s the image that matters. And I gotta tell you, brothers and sisters I had it going ON. That Colgate … More A Very Modern Messiah
I’m very lucky; because of my work I am regularly in a state of the art sports facility and it recently dawned on me that I really should be making use of the facilities to get myself feeling fitter and healthier. I need to face facts: it’s important at my age and before I know … More Letting the Light In – Facing Down Fear
In 2006 I was transformed; painfully, permanently. That was the year I suffered a mental breakdown and spent the majority of the year surrounded by the thick fog of depression. Emerging from the darkness after many endless months it was apparent to me that I would never be the same again, that everything I thought … More On Tattoos & Transformation – The Meaning Beneath the Ink
Life can take some unexpected turns when you start to say yes. Following my wholly unexpected and, as it turned out, pretty successful Ultimate Style & Dating Fix with TranslateHer (https://lovelaughtertruthblog.com/2016/07/18/take-me-down-to-the-paradise-city-stepping-up-my-dating-game/), opportunity came a-knocking again, this time in the shape of a photo shoot. Now, I would never have imagined that a ‘models wanted’ request … More Strike a Pose (Featuring Hey Saturday)
When I was 8 I fell off my bike and dislocated my elbow. It bloody knacked. The pain wasn’t helped by the friendly doctor in Accident & Emergency who helpfully advised me that ‘crying isn’t going to help’. Yeah thanks, wish I’d thought of that. It was months before my arm would fully straighten and, … More A Life Segmented (It’s Good, But It’s Not Right)
Wow. It was one year ago today that I sat in a hotel in Tamworth and started to write. Life wasn’t great and I felt compelled to write about it so I started a blog. When I hit ‘publish’ on that first post I had no idea what to expect (other than that people would … More Love, Laughter & Truth is 1!