How To Find Meaning After Being Dumped (And Move On!)

When a relationship ends you will experience a feel of loss – like you’ve lost a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.  This is because you’ve identified as a couple – making couple type decisions, it can be an odd feeling to know you are now in the position of facing this world alone.  … Continue reading How To Find Meaning After Being Dumped (And Move On!)

A Zest for Life

It’s 6.30am. It’s Saturday. Never a good combination when your week has been made up of early starts and you just wanted one day to sleep in. I’m faced with a difficult decision, I desperately need to pee, but know this means as soon as I rouse from my slumber, that’s it, our dog Ollie … Continue reading A Zest for Life

The Hate List

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile Hate, Hate is such a strong word. You might say you hate Madonna, but really what you mean is you dislike her music. … Continue reading The Hate List

Three ways to invest in your child

As a father we have an essential role to play in supporting the development and growth of our children, until they reach a point of becoming a functioning adult responsible for making their own decisions. There are 3 ways we can invest in their development: Your health Wealth Time Your health Children follow by example, … Continue reading Three ways to invest in your child

The Best Revenge

Writing this blog gives me a lot of opportunity to reflect on my life - I have referred to it many times as "free therapy" because just by writing through my problems, reflecting and explaining what I intended to do has helped me get through some tough times. I sometimes come across unwanted reflection as I start … Continue reading The Best Revenge

A long time…

Many years ago I was on a night out with University friends.  After many drinks I sat settled in the corner, I got talking with a girl on my course and some how we got to discussing her traveler background.  This led to the revelation that she had the 'sight' - the skill of being … Continue reading A long time…

Love, sex and apps…

I stopped watching the Apprentice years ago because it was the same repetitive format. But I read a piece on one of the finalists business ideas and I couldn't help resist giving my opinion when it was revealed that finalist Vana Koutsomitis is a dating app called 'PlayDate'. Although the decision was most likely made months … Continue reading Love, sex and apps…

200 Posts Later… My Secret Is Out…

As I write this to mark my 200th post it seems fitting that as I sat in my new home the other day, the 'missus' quiet casually brings my blog into conversation. For those who are not aware - this blog is not something that the people in my real life are aware of.  Its … Continue reading 200 Posts Later… My Secret Is Out…

When you least expect it

When I was younger and I had insecurities and self-doubt about meeting someone, my mum would always say "You only find love when you stop looking for it" Despite my young naive age - I thought that was bullshit.  To find someone required some effort. As I spent time growing up and I experience rejection and … Continue reading When you least expect it

Make time for your loved ones

So much to do in a day, yet so little time to work on my goals. If I have been out with Vicky, talked to my mum, gone walking with my dad or helped out my brother, I can forgive myself for shirking on my goals. "Always make time for your loved ones.  They are your … Continue reading Make time for your loved ones

Sometimes Love Isn’t Enough

I once worked for social services.  I was involved in a case where both parents were essentially retarded.  And I don't mean retarded in the Internet insult kind of way. They had one kid after another, until the school of one of the kids raised a concern about their ability to protect the children. Despite … Continue reading Sometimes Love Isn’t Enough