Category Archives: Happiness

Which list?

A personal coaching exercise. Take 2 sheets of blank paper and a pen. write a list of the achievements, events and relationships in your life, past and present, that you are proud of; write a list of the failures and … Continue reading

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The Adventure Life

Today brings digital news of the unexpected death of another friend of a friend. The second in as many weeks. People I didn’t know. Who they were isn’t relevant here – those bereaved know that they have our sympathy and … Continue reading

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Anxiety

I don’t know about you but I’ve had enough of alcohol, food, late nights and partying after an exceptional 10 days. After tonight’s slow-roast lamb and a glass of red I really do need a rest. I did manage to … Continue reading

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Meaningless me

Last week I posed the question “so what next?” and shared my struggles to find an answer. This blog exists for personal catharsis but there is something heartwarming about a record number of views and feedback from those who say … Continue reading

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So what next?

This post is lengthy and extremely self-indulgent. Many is the time that I have recommended a book by Frederic Hudson that changed my life in 1998 when I first read it. Lifelaunch – a passionate guide to the rest of … Continue reading

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Failure, fallibility and burn out

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better by Pema Chödrön My rating: 5 of 5 stars I arrived home last Friday evening, completely burned out by October. A month which included two 6-day weeks (although my sympathy plea for that was quickly … Continue reading

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Extremely Adventurous

Back in the early days of my temporary TV celebrity status (May 2014 to be precise) I was chatting to my business partner Tim Caudrelier in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport, when I noticed a nearby guest giving me … Continue reading

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Brunt House

My photographs on Facebook will bear witness to the beauty of The Lake District and, in particular from this trip, Grizedale Forest and Roanhead Beach. This short video will testify of our exquisite home for the week. One of those … Continue reading

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Parker Palmer on the “examined life”

Book 19 minutes alone to watch this commencement address. Continue reading

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Jennifer

When I was about 10 years old my parents bought a budgie. With, of course, the obligatory cage on a tall aluminium stand behind the sofa in our living room, in which the unfortunate bird was to spend the rest … Continue reading

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