Monthly Archives: February 2016

Raise your head and look the world in the eye

Several years ago I was coaching kids rugby at a different club to that which I had coached for many years. These kids were shy and offered little feedback to me or the rest of the team. Some of this was … Continue reading

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Getting to know yourself

We can be our own harshest critics. In fact we are harsher on ourselves than we would be on anyone else and even harder on ourselves than we would allow anyone to be on us. This is where so many … Continue reading

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Dealing with outstanding issues, guilt, blame and forgiveness

What happens when someone that you don’t really know says something to you or about you and you don’t know whether they are being serious or just joking. Imagine if one day, you are sitting at your desk at work … Continue reading

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Choosing a Positive life

The following is a piece that I wrote some time ago. I can’t remember exactly when. In reading it over I realise that I need to take more heed of my own advise, to not simply write it down and … Continue reading

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Rising with a whole heart

I am amazed at how well I have come to feel over the past couple of weeks. Sure I still have my bad times and I know that I always will, but I feel more like I can cope with … Continue reading

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I needed a break so I took a proper break . . .

I have just come back from an amazing break away. It was a break that I desperately needed, not that I appreciated just how much I did need, or why I needed it at the time. I simply knew that … Continue reading

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Rising Greatly

The bouncing back journey is a long one. It is not simply, as so many will tell you, a matter of just getting back to your feet. I have tried this several times and I simply get knocked back down … Continue reading

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A long and winding road

On 23rd June 2013 I suffered a major heart-attack: ‘a significant episode followed by a series of substantial complications’. They had to re-boot me several times. Early on after this I declared that I wouldn’t allow this to define who … Continue reading

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