Category Archives: Happiness

On Brain Pickings, Steinbeck and self-doubt

I’m a huge fan and regular reader of Maria Popova’s weekly email newsletter “Brain Pickings”. To quote Maria, “Brain Pickings has a free Sunday digest of the week’s most interesting and inspiring articles across art, science, philosophy, creativity, children’s books, … Continue reading

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Why we will all go back to work today

There have been two occasions in recent weeks on which I’ve woken early and arrived down in the kitchen to discover horror stories all over social media concerning events of the preceding evening. Thank goodness that this morning, as I … Continue reading

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There’s been some comment on both sides of the Atlantic about the fact that I haven’t yet disconnected from the web, even though I’m on vacation. Perhaps the most significant difference in the world of travel has been the arrival … Continue reading

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Ready, steady, go!

For many of us, first proper day back at work tomorrow – the party being over. It occurred to me as a jogged through a frosty Dunham Massey Country Park this morning, that we have a choice as to how … Continue reading

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Christmas week in The Bunker

I’m a neat freak. This is possibly the quietest week of the working year and an opportunity to spend some time thinking, planning and preparing for the first quarter of 2017. In the run up to Christmas I created a … Continue reading

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Working so hard that you forget how to rest

October has established itself as the busiest month in my working calendar (and, it seems, that of many of my friends and clients who run their own businesses). My new business, Coach Barrow, launched on 1st September, the new web … Continue reading

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The extra miles

Followers of my social media channels will know that on Thursday I had the privilege of joining Patrick Allen from Henry Schein and small group of intrepid dental folks for marathon #388/401 with Ben Smith, who is completing 401 marathons … Continue reading

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Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends on what we look for. What we look for depends … Continue reading

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The Frequency of Disruption

  Change isn’t the challenge – the pace of change is the challenge. Disruption used to be recorded in geological eras, by reference to the advancement of metalwork techniques, through agriculture into industry (with the occasional eruption, earthquake, plague or … Continue reading

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Month #2 of Paleo completed

On 1st February 2016 I weighed in at 12 st – always a tipping point for CB where the pain of my self-loathing becomes greater than the pain of doing something about it. On top of 6 months of various … Continue reading

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