If you always do what you’ve always done…

If You Always Do What You've Always Done

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. [NOTE: Archive from an old blog originally published on June 26th, 2013.] Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but I think that if I were ever commissioned to write such a thing, I would have to devote a prominent chapter to […]

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The day she told me she had AIDS

World Aids Day - December 1st

I’ll never forget the day she told me she had AIDS. We’d only just met, and were still in that butterflies-in-the-tummy phase, the one where every possible moment is spent clinging desperately to one another as twin tsunamis of passion and obsession tear through your entire world. **This is a repost of something I originally posted back in 2014.**   […]

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The four faces of F.E.A.R

fear - F.E.A.R

I’ve talked plenty about fear in the past; the good, the bad and all that comes in between. [Archived post from an old blog, originally published on June 19th, 2013.] Yet the more I think about it, the only thing that really matters is how to deal with it. Fear exists. It will always exist […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters

The Chimp Paradox Review

First published back in 2012, The Chimp Paradox by Prof. Steve Peters didn’t come on my radar until late last year, during a conversation with a counsellor about self-sabotage. I had been talking about my uncanny ability to royally f**k things up when things were going well for me. It was always as though some […]

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See it. Feel it. Do it. How I ran a thousand marathons before I even hit the starting line

See It. Feel it. Do It. Visualising success

One of favourite movies of all time is The Commitments. A gritty, endearing, and often hilarious tale about a rag-tag group of soul musicians striving for success in working-class Dublin. [NOTE: This is an archived post from an older blog, originally published on October 24th, 2012] Undoubtedly my favourite scenes throughout the whole film involve the band’s ambitious young manager role-playing […]

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