Blog: Go with gratitude

In the USA, today (24 November) is known as thanksgiving. To anyone who is celebrating, I hope you enjoy your day. I am British, so it’s not an event I celebrate. However, I do think expressing gratitude and the things we are thankful for is a rewarding exercise to do on any day of the…

Blog: I love getting older

Today is my birthday, I have turned 39 years old. I am grateful to be getting older, each and every day. It might sound odd, that I am glad to be getting older. It means I am grateful to be alive and living my life. I certainly do not wish for the opposite: death. Getting…

Blog: Ready for a break

We are once again facing uncertain times, I for one am ready for a break in more ways than one. My mental health isn’t the best at the moment, I find the the run up to Christmas difficult, I lost my dad back in 2014 and I’ve found that I take a “dip” just before…

Blog: Carry on my wayward son

Life never stays the same. Change is constant, change is inevitable. All good things must come to an end. But in many endings you can find the next chapter. As 2021 is coming to an end another chapter is closing, the year is changing. Many people find the new year to be a place and…

Blog: Thanksgiving 2

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating.  Last year, I wrote a blog on Thanksgiving and the importance of gratitude in general. The message of ‘The act of saying thank you for small –and big –things that we do for each other, is a good way to demonstrate that you still appreciate somebody rather than assuming that…

Stop Keeping Score

am an inveterate scorekeeper. I can go back decades and find lists of goals I set for myself to gauge “success” by certain milestone birthdays. For example, in my 20s, I had a to-do list for the decade, the items on which more or less told the story of a penniless musician who had made some…

Blog: 8760

8760.  I want you to think about that number, 8760. The clock keeps ticking, we get older.  Time flies? Not always when we are having fun, but it sure does keep ticking. What is a year… it sounds like a lot, but in reality, a year can pass really quickly. One year 12 months 365…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…

End of the year

Hello Everyone I just wanted to take a moment out to thank you all for your support in 2020. We launched on 30 October and the pace of this site has been very fast since this date. I appreciate 2020 has been such a difficult year for so many of us. The ways in which…

Article: Surviving Christmas on your own

Certainly for the residents of the UK, it has been a turbulent few days. International travel has been made nearly impossible, large parts of the country are in a strict lockdown and others are counting the days until we are moved into those categories. Many people’s plans for Christmas are wrecked, others now face spending…