“On this date back in 1894, the modern Olympic Games were born…” What I learned at a Junior School Sports Day... It’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts. In the past – even in the very recent past – when I’ve heard this phrase I’ve shuddered, shaken my head and felt inner… Continue reading Is it really the taking part that counts? #OlympicDay
Inspired by my own perpetually-broken body, whilst trying to shake the phrase “injury-prone” from my own and others’ vocabulary when referring to me, I began to focus on the ‘positive’ side of my regular niggles and injuries. Positively, I know that when I do suffer an injury blow, I tend to recover “quicker than expected”,… Continue reading Acceptance: The First Step in Achieving Your Healing Miracle
Initially I wondered: Perfectionism: Is it a blessing or a curse? But I quickly answered that question in a matter of seconds – it’s certainly not a blessing for me! There is a preponderance of negative words associated with perfectionism when mentioned in conversation or in relation to attitudes and behaviours. Recently, there has been… Continue reading Overcoming Perfectionism
“So when you’re in the car I bet you’re the type of person to switch the radio station if a song you don’t like comes on?” Personally I change stations each time the DJ plays a song I dislike. Yet, here’s my training partner telling me he hasn’t switched his radio station ‘for about six months’. Now that’s what I call patience….or insanity! He told me to give it a go, so I did...
There will be haters. There will be supporters. And there will always be unbelievers.
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… Continue reading An NFL Sunday – ‘football’ through the eyes of a newbie