Have you been kind today?

Today in the UK is National Kindness Day. A day to celebrate all acts of kindness, to promote kindness to our fellow inhabitants on this earth. As you expected this kind of day is right up my street. However everyday, ┬áin my book should be kindness day, but I get why someone in the twittersphereContinue reading “Have you been kind today?”

Heads Together

Today the news has been covering the #headstogether campaign, showing celebrities talk about their mental illness or poor mental health. I found it immensely helpful. Yesterday I shared a story about my own experiences. I now find it liberating talking about Foggy and his unhelpful habits, but I still have that worry that I sharedContinue reading “Heads Together”

Foggy

Let me introduce you to Foggy. You may remember Collingwood my imaginary friend from my childhood. Well Foggy is sought of my imaginary friend from my adulthood, only he is not as nice and helpful as Collingwood. Generally his conversations with are often very negative, he has been known to call me useless, stupid, anContinue reading “Foggy”

Live by your values

Nearly everything I write on here is from the heart and is based on my own acceptance of who I am. That is why I have been so prolific over recent days. I feel much more aware of myself and less worried about what people think. I wouldn’t say I feel completely liberated from theContinue reading “Live by your values”

How to manage that red mist

When I was writing my story, I remembered that during my pre-school and early school years I had an imaginary friend called Collingwood (strange name I know). My dad around that time spent some time based at HMS Collingwood in Gosport, and I imagine the name must have grabbed my imagination. Collingwood was my idealContinue reading “How to manage that red mist”

Parenthood

As it is Mother’s day I thought I would write an extra blog on the subject of parenting young people. We love our children more than anything else in the world. We want the best for them, we don’t want them to feel pain. We want them to be a success in life whilst avoidingContinue reading “Parenthood”

My Story (Gosport 1970s and 80s)

A few weeks ago I wrote about, putting my story so far down in words to help me take stock of who I am at what my values are. Since then I have taken my mind map and have started adding detail. So far I have about 5 different stories. I have found the experienceContinue reading “My Story (Gosport 1970s and 80s)”

I Have Fallen of The Wagon!

In January I decided to give up drinking alcohol. My reasons for giving up were twofold I suppose, firstly was to prove to myself that I had the will power to give up, after all I gave up smoking the year before. Secondly was for health reasons, not that I think I was drinking excessivelyContinue reading “I Have Fallen of The Wagon!”

Can we really be whatever we want to be?

I was reading an inspirational post on Facebook today, like many I have shared in the past. It got me thinking can we really be whatever we want to be? When I was young I wanted to be a Soldier, Rugby Player, Rock Star and an Actor (not all at the same time). I endedContinue reading “Can we really be whatever we want to be?”

Story of Me

I was 46 this week. Which is no special landmark, in fact it is something or nothing. A non-entity of a birthday I suppose. Throughout the week building up to my birthday I had been asking myself what has brought me to this point in my life. It certainly doesn’t feel it has been partContinue reading “Story of Me”