What do we tell our children today? How do we protect them from a world where children get hurt? Where cruelty, intolerance and unfathomable hatred live, Scarring our cities with their vengeance. What do we tell our children today? When parents grieve losses that we only allow to exist, In our worst nightmares. What do … More What Do We Tell Our Children Today?
My husband was in the forces and I can still vividly remember the worry of him being in the Falklands, of not being able to contact him and the panic felt at every news bulletin announcing the deaths of servicemen. Being a ‘military wife’ I had to learn how to function in the face … More New Life After Loss
Belief. It’s one of the most powerful forces that there is. People will kill for their beliefs and people will willingly die for them. Our beliefs, about all manner of things, shape the way that we see the world and our place in it. Our relationships with others and our relationship with ourselves will reflect … More Redefining Family – Thoughts From A Single Dad
Time was the heavyweight championship of the world was the greatest prize in sports and the heavyweight champion of the world bestrode the globe like a colossus; men like Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali and, in more recent times, Mike Tyson, captured the public’s imagination and symbolised the times in which they … More Anthony Joshua & the Reclamation of the Greatest Prize in Sport
“Youth hostelling with Chris Eubank” Now, it’s fair to say I’ve had some strange, surreal, brilliant experiences as a result of my blog but today tops the lot. It does not involve budget accommodation and Mr Christopher Livingstone Eubank Esq but it’s not far off: Mental Health with Louie Spence. For ITV’s Lorraine.Yep, I didn’t … More Mental Health with Louie Spence
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
Referring to somebody as ‘out of their mind’ is generally not intended nor received as a compliment. In fact, I expect that the title of this post would lead readers to anticipate another heavy read about the darkness of mental illness. Not today folks. Quite the opposite; today I’m talking about the benefits of taking yourself … More Letting the Light In – Out of My Mind!
We define ourselves in many ways: our job, our personal roles – father, friend, partner – and by the things that we do for ourselves (minds out of the gutter please), those things that take us outside of ourselves and make us feel alive. Over the last year of writing this blog I’ve been so … More Letting the Light In – Reading My Way Through Life