Creating Our Future: Olympic Legacy Debate

On Friday I had the honour of being part of a panel discussing the impact of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on communities across Britain. Before I give a short overview of the conversation, I want to ask you a few questions… What are your thoughts on the socio-cultural impact of the Olympic Games? How…

Two Ingredients for a Happy Life

Long ago, Aristotle identified two key factors determining the positive psychology of happiness. These are: [1] fulfillment and [2] contentment. I think he’s hit the nail on the head there. I mean, he was a pretty wise guy wasn’t he?! Living Fulfilled Yesterday I felt fulfillment volunteering at my local athletics club, Oldham and Royton Harriers….

Repost: Uplifting, Wisdom-Filled Blog Post

Do you ever have those times when you stop and you’re like, “Silly Jesus, you know exactly what you’re doing here don’t you?” (My mom thinks saying things like “silly Jesus” is bad but I think he’s totally okay with it. I like to believe Jesus likes to have fun and tell jokes too). So, […]…

Motivational Speaking

Last week Thursday I spoke to Sports Scholars and PE Staff at Shiplake College about my athletics career, the highs and lows, and the importance of failing forward.

Life as an Experiment

Powerful thought process behind this awesome story. Just what I love to read about for inspiration, encouragement and a reminder that life is meant for LIVING….NO MATTER WHAT!

Welcoming 2016

Originally posted on Lacey Henderson:
Before the New Year I wanted to get a quick D&M (deep and meaningful) blog upon reviewing 2015 and all that has passed. It was another year of transition, a little turmoil and a lot of learning. For me, the year was full of emotions and at times felt incredibly…

Give and take

Originally posted on Ice Maiden Diaries:
Life is “give and take.” Give thanks and take nothing for granted. So stop worrying and complaining all the time. Life is too short. Instead of focusing on how stressed you are, remember how blessed you are.You’re blessed more than you likely realize. You have what many hope for.…

An NFL Sunday – ‘football’ through the eyes of a newbie

Church followed by ‘football’ is a typical American Sunday. That’s what I‘ve been told anyway. And that is also my experience so far. Last night was a fabulous novelty for me. I felt like such an American – I have an actual ‘football’ team to support – the Arizona Cardinals. And I watched and enjoyed…