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On building a stronger moral compass to help navigate life’s challenges with writing that requires a pinch of salt…

Tuesday’s Top Tip

There are many people who believe that life is meaningless and argue, for that reason, what’s the point? Why bother? I have two responses. The first is why not? If life is meaningless then you have no reason not to put yourself out there. No excuse not to be courageous. If it doesn’t matter then … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that prefers totalitarianism to freedom… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that have helped … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Don’t try to get as much out of life as you possibly can. This kind of thinking fucks you up.  Like trying to be the best person you possibly can. Don’t do that either. Why? Because both are impossible goals that you’ll never achieve.  Also think about this. When you get up and attack the … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that forces you to make resolutions you can’t possibly meet. Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or listening to … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

24 Invaluable Lessons From 2020

“Learning how to focus and prioritize your thoughts effectively based on finely honed personal values is perhaps the greatest and most important struggle in life.” – Mark Manson.  “In a crisis, the inevitable suffering that life entails can rapidly make a mockery of the idea that happiness is the proper pursuit of the individual.” – … Read more 24 Invaluable Lessons From 2020

Sh*t. Just. Got. Personal.

You cancelled weddings. You cancelled birthdays, festivals, celebrations of all kinds. You cancelled good times. And I said, ok.  You took away my holidays. You prevented me from seeing my friends. You prevented me from seeing my family.  And I said, ok.  You forced me to quarantine in hotels rooms. You cost me days of … Read more Sh*t. Just. Got. Personal.

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter to kiss your mommy after filling up your stocking… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Captain Hindsight

There’s a character from the popular sitcom South Park called Captain Hindsight. For those who’ve not seen it, Captain Hindsight is a super hero (of sorts) who shows up to the scene of a disaster while it’s taking place. He then “helps” the people in need by making a stirring speech about all the ways everyone should have acted … Read more Captain Hindsight

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Don’t eat yellow snow. No. Nope. Chase your dreams? Naaah. Too trite. Hmmmmm… Forcing it… Maybe don’t? Don’t force it.  Here we go.  Don’t force life.  You shouldn’t have to! There should be, I believe, a certain flow to it. That comes from letting go a little (or a lot). It comes from letting the … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

Why The Earth Isn’t Flat But Global Warming Is A Hoax.

“It’s not the existence of beliefs that is the problem, but what happens to us when we hold them rigidly, without examining them, when we presume the absolutely centrality of our views and become disdainful of others.” – Sharon Salzberg  “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.” – law of propaganda attributed … Read more Why The Earth Isn’t Flat But Global Warming Is A Hoax.

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter that delivers your vaccine just in time for Christmas… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

The Secret Ingredient Missing From Every Conversation

That’s the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you’re an ass. It’s wonderful. When people tell me, “You’re wrong.” I say, “What can you expect of an ass?” S.J. Anthony de mello – SOURCE: AWARENESS “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent … Read more The Secret Ingredient Missing From Every Conversation

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Is life really so bad? Is life really so fucked up? Ok, yes, it is quite fucked up. Still. Is it not also rather pleasant? Is it not also incredibly beautiful? Is it not also extremely miraculous? When you stop regurgitating the bullshit narratives fed to you by society over and over again in your … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter that expresses gratitude after forcing you to concede… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

The Things That I Will Miss

“The great gift of such periods is that they invite us to question our certitudes, our givens, these seemingly sure foundations that have lulled us into complacency — for it is only by being jolted out of our complacencies, cultural or personal, that we ever reach beyond the horizon, toward new territories of truth, beauty, … Read more The Things That I Will Miss

Thursday’s Quote D’jour

“The function all expressions of contempt have in common is the defence against unwanted feelings.” – Alice Miller (Source: The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self) Previous Quote D’Jour

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Why should you make your bed in the morning? Why should you shave? Why should you wear your best clothes? Why should you exercise? Why should you find 5 minutes to meditate? Because all little these things are saying something. They are saying whether or not you think today is more or less important than … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter that provides you with 90% protection from COVID19… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

The Shameless Nature Of Pride

As the dust settles on the US election my feeling is not jubilation. I’m not happy that 70 million people still find Trump an acceptable leader. I’m not happy that a man whose flagrant disregard for the safety of his fellow Americans has cost hundreds of thousands their lives. I’m not happy that in death, the Trump … Read more The Shameless Nature Of Pride

Tuesday’s Top Tip

There are no good people. There are no bad people. There are only those who are trying to be better and those who are not. Trying to be a “good person” or aiming for some idea of perfection is exactly what society wants you to do. This makes you feel like you’re always less than, … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter that claims election fraud to save face… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or listening … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter that forces you to accept the reality on your situation… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

First Solo

There’s a term in aviation that all pilots know well called the first solo. It’s when a new pilot completes a takeoff, short flight and safe landing, all by him or herself, for the very first time. It’s basically the aviation equivalent of losing your virginity. You kinda line the aeroplane up with the strip, … Read more First Solo

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Vote. If you value democracy and freedom, vote.  If you value the rights that millions have died for, vote.  If you value the planet that we live on, vote.  If you believe in living a life of greater purpose and meaning, vote.  If you believe in securing a better future for your children, vote.  If … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

Why Freedom Demands Responsibility

“The principle of freedom must be our first commitment, for without this no one is immune against the virus of aggrandizement – the impulse to grab power, wealth, position, or reputation at the expense of others.”  – Herbert Douglass – SourCE:The Cost Of Freedom True freedom is a commitment to experiencing the very real limitations … Read more Why Freedom Demands Responsibility

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter that forces you to take your medicine with a spoon full of sugar… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Procrastination has nothing to do with being lazy and everything to do with avoiding unwanted feelings. Start now and rip the bandaid off – and you’ll get over those feelings quickly. Once you have, momentum takes over and – like a boulder rolling down the hill – things become much easier. The most difficult bit … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

Ripples In The Pond

I dropped a pebble in a pond the other day and watched as the ripples reverberated outwards.  Then I started thinking.  When the water is calm the ripples travel unobstructed. It’s clear as day. Yet when the waters are rough it’s very difficult, if not impossible, for us to see them.  Yet they do. They … Read more Ripples In The Pond

Tuesday’s Top Tip

One of the problems we have is the way many proponents of certain activities sell them to you. Because they’re trying to sell you something they prey on your insecurities. They talk on and on about the benefits they have for you. How meditation, exercise and a balanced diet helps you. How you need this app. How you … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

Mental Mondays – 12/10/20

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my new and improved Mental Mondays newsletter – the only weekly newsletter to make a pass at your spouse before apologising profusely. For those who don’t know, each week I try my best to give your Mondays a much needed kick up the proverbial by sharing 3 x … Read more Mental Mondays – 12/10/20

Tuesday’s Top Tip

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger but only if you adopt that attitude – otherwise it will make you weaker.  Previous Top Tip

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – September 2020 – On Dealing With Anger, Thanking My Readers and The Direction Of My Blog.

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to another one of my life-altering monthly newsletters – where I take the time to digest how my month went and look at what areas I feel the need to ‘course correct.’ At the bottom you’ll find a list of everything I’ve written about this month. As always I … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – September 2020 – On Dealing With Anger, Thanking My Readers and The Direction Of My Blog.

The Boy Who Cried No Wolf

The first part of the story goes something like this.  Once there was a boy who started screaming, “Wolf! Wolf!”  Upon hearing this the people from his village ran around screaming like headless chickens. Of course the boy, who was playing a prank, thought this was hilarious. When the villagers found out the truth they … Read more The Boy Who Cried No Wolf

Tuesday’s Top Tip

You should love your family most, but you must love yourself first. Otherwise it becomes impossible to do the former.  Previous Top Tip

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Whether it’s washing the dishes you used or the planet you inhabited, leave everything better than you found it.

Motivational Mondays – 21/09/20

Hello fine readers and welcome back to my weekly Motivational Mondays Post! The only newsletter to force feed you your recommended 5 a day before offering you a cupcake… Following a 4:3:2:1 approach, it contains 4 exceptional thoughts from me (ha), 3 admittedly better quotes from others, and 2 things I’ve been reading and/or listening … Read more Motivational Mondays – 21/09/20


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