Acceptance – ‘Achieving’ Post-Traumatic Growth

“People with PTSD have their floodgates wide open. Lacking a filter, they are on constant sensory overload. In order to cope, they try to shut themselves down and develop tunnel vision and hyper-focus. If they can’t shut down naturally, they may enlist drugs or alcohol to block out the world. The tragedy is that the... Continue Reading →

YES To Life, In Spite of Everything!

“But there have been people who have said yes [to life and the responsibility within it] despite all difficulties. And when the inmates in the Buchenwald concentration camp sang in their song, ‘We still want to say yes to life’, they did not only sing about it, but also achieved it many times - they... Continue Reading →

Sleep for Performance & Health: More Is Better

Last Wednesday, Sleep and Weight Loss: Sleep More to Lose More was published, garnering some interesting responses and sparking conversations beyond sleep's contribution to weight loss. And of course, as an athlete and someone seeking to achieve high-performance in every area of my life, I'm not just bothered about sleep's contribution to weight loss; I'm... Continue Reading →

Sleep and Weight Loss: Sleep More to Lose More

A few years ago I approached someone I believed (and still believe) to be knowledgeable in this field of weight loss - Stuart MacMillan - to help me shift a few kilos. His first question to me wasn't: 'what's your eating regime like?' or 'How many cupcakes have you eaten this week?'. He didn't offer solutions like, 'throw out all your sweets and chocolate!' or 'bread is the devil!' either. Stu's first question in response to how to lose weight was this: how much sleep are you getting? Are you sleeping enough? Read on to find out the importance of this question for your own weight loss journey...

Spring Up New Life

The reality of Spring can bring hope and optimism for new life and fresh wonder in your world, despite the current darkness and chaos all around us.

12 Fun Things to Do in 2019

Because everyday should fill you with joy and make you smile. And when you're looking forward to at least one 'big' event each month - planning, reflecting, etc. - you're sending signals to your brain to be happy, to be hopeful and to believe in better days. So here's my list...

8 Simple Gym Rules

You know when you have had a niggling thought in the back of your mind for a few weeks, and you just have to let it all out? Just thought I'd share my 'wisdom' ...

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