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A Life of Two Halves

A Life of Two Halves

Trying something new is a challenge for anyone. Starting something new is a totally different ball game. Especially when you are a man of a certain age – well 48 to be exact! I decided a while ago that I needed to change the way […]

Alcohol and kids…

Alcohol and kids…

Should I avoid drinking in front of my children? Not really something I thought when SJ was growing up. It’s only recently where I’ve stopped drinking and realised how much of an arse I was. An article in the Guardian covers this delicate topic.  

05 April 2019

05 April 2019

A few things have happened since the last diary entry. The new direction my life is taking is underway slowly. As from the 1st of April, I wanted to start to change the way I approach it. Closing in on my 49th birthday in July, […]

Do you exist or live?

Do you exist or live?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde

How Should I Talk To My Son?

How Should I Talk To My Son?

Being a parent is difficult enough but trying to bring them up is more so. In my experience anyway. SJ by default is not naturally a talkative child with me, nor anyone else for that matter. I don’t know whether it is because he finds […]

Under-18s with mental health issues to be asked about their social media use

Under-18s with mental health issues to be asked about their social media use

Under-18s with mental health issues to be asked about their social media use. How does this affect our children growing up in an environment that focusses on the haves, rather than the have nots – or the wants over the needs??  

BBC – 31st March 2018

BBC – 31st March 2018

The Department of Health in England is pledging £6m to help over eighteen in the UK whose parent(s) are alcoholics. From experience, I can relate to this problem and would have gladly accepted help from organisations who focused their attention on this subject. Seeing your […]

Pay Day Worries

Pay Day Worries

The wait is over. What seems to be a never-ending procession of days that demand your financial attention, bills that need to be paid without delay! How do we manage to survive the slog? The endless checking of the calendar to see if we have […]

Focus on what you want…

Focus on what you want…

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” ― T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

Education of the soul

Education of the soul

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” ― Thomas Jefferson

Success is yours

Success is yours

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” ― Dr Roopleen

The Silent Man – Radio City Talk

The Silent Man – Radio City Talk

A discussion between myself and Mick Coyle on how a variety of impacts have happened in my life, which has affected me mentally over the years.

The Silent Man – WellnessTV

The Silent Man – WellnessTV

A discussion with Stefano Chiriaco (Ultimate Dad Transformation) on how exercise has/can and will improve how you feel.

A Chronology of Talking

A Chronology of Talking

A discussion in relation to events in my life, that have shaped my mental health. And how I am coming through. Radio City Talk and Mick Coyle.

Fly, be free!

Fly, be free!

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

The saying goes in England that I have heard recently. ‘Spring forward, Fall back’ in relation to the altering of the clocks for British Summertime and British Wintertime respectively. Even for the most difficult of times that people experience, the glimmer of sunshine and warmer […]

Feel the goodness within you

Feel the goodness within you

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind […]

25th March 2019

25th March 2019

Looking back over the last couple of weeks has been a good learning curve as to where I was and where I would like to be. The mind I was struggling with has subsided after the recent events of wanting to end it all and […]

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind […]

I Just Need Sleep

I Just Need Sleep

Being tired is ‘all in the mind’. A response from a colleague I worked with when I was a printer. This has stuck with me for most of my life. But as I am getting older, I realise that I have been missing out on […]