Book Review: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem – Melanie Fennell

Review - Melanie Fennell Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem by Melanie is an invaluable, practical guide to changing the negative core beliefs we have about ourselves using the practices and techniques of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). There are two reasons why I picked up this book: Despite significantly improving the way I think about myself (and the way these thoughts influence […]

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Book Review: The Magic – Rhonda Byrne

The Magic - Rhonda Byrne (BOOK REVIEW)

The absolute best part about The Magic by Rhonda Byrne is that most of the actual actions Rhonda asks you take aren’t that magical at all.  Rather, they’re good old fashioned common sense: Give thanks and be grateful. It sounds obvious, right? Most of us are so blessed to live in greater abundance than we realise, […]

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My 2017 Year in Review

London Tower Bridge

Like a lot of people, the end of a year normally means that I take a step away from the world to review and reflect on what went well and what didn’t go so well over the previous year. Usually, I do this in my own private journal. That gives me a chance to be […]

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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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