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Motivational Mondays – 14/09/20

Hello fine readers and welcome back to my Motivational Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter to teach you about contraception before you have sex and then offer you a cigarette afterwards… 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 … Read more Motivational Mondays – 14/09/20

Why You Should Do It For Me

For many people, finding the motivation to do something for themselves can be difficult. When the focus is centred entirely on the self, many lose their will. It’s not enough. I believe this is especially true for those who struggle with low self-esteem. The little voice inside your head that says you can’t win, wins. … Read more Why You Should Do It For Me

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – AUGUST 2020 – The Question To Ask Before Every Decision, The Only Thing The World Needs From You, How To Overcome To-Do List Anxiety and More…

Hello lovely readers and welcome to my monthly newsletter! Included is a round up of what I’ve written about this past August. To begin with are some thoughts on what has been a difficult month for me personally. I hope that you can draw some inspiration from my words. Love to all X AUGUST REFLECTIONS: To … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – AUGUST 2020 – The Question To Ask Before Every Decision, The Only Thing The World Needs From You, How To Overcome To-Do List Anxiety and More…

The Loving Nature Of Fear

Fear is part of what all of us should be feeling at the moment. It’s a good thing too! If fear didn’t play its part we’d have become extinct a long time ago. Self preservation is paramount to keeping all of us safe. However if this is the only reason, if all you’re thinking about … Read more The Loving Nature Of Fear

I Am The Fly

As I went for my walk around the park today I paused to observe a tree. I started imagining what it must look like from the perspective of a fly. How each leaf – seemingly soo small – must be the size of an entire house. How the whole tree is its neighbourhood. How the … Read more I Am The Fly

200 Followers!

Can you believe it? 200 whole individual follower people! That’s 199 people I don’t know and my mum! Hi mum 👋! Extraordinary stuff. Where do I begin? Of course it’s been a long and arduous journey since I started blogging, with many ups and downs along the way, but to reach 200 followers is beyond … Read more 200 Followers!

Motivational Mondays – 24/08/20

Hello fine readers and welcome back to my Motivational Mondays Post – The only newsletter to start your week with a snap, crackle and pop! 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 to this week that … Read more Motivational Mondays – 24/08/20

5 Simple Tricks For Overcoming To-Do List Anxiety

“Procastination isn’t caused by laziness. We don’t postpone tasks to avoid work. We do it to avoid negative emotions that a task stirs up – like anxiety, frustration, confusion, and boredom.” SOURCE: Adam Grant’s Worklife podcast – ‘The Real Reason You Procrastinate.’ Do you know that feeling, after you’ve written out your to-do list, despite how … Read more 5 Simple Tricks For Overcoming To-Do List Anxiety

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

Mystery Blogger Award #1

The creator of this award is Okoto Engima. First up, a massive thank you to BThought1 for awarding my exceptional blog Clear-Air-Turbulence this most prestigious award!!! I joke of course, I’m not sure how prestigious this award actually is… 😂 Seriously though, it’s an absolute honour you thought of my poky blog given the sheer amount of truly … Read more Mystery Blogger Award #1

How To Develop More Intelligent Self-Interest

“One should never do something to others that one would regard as an injury to one’s own self. In brief, this is dharma. Anything else is succumbing to desire.” — MAHĀBHĀRATA 13.114.8 (CRITICAL EDITION) It’s ironic that the fictional character Joey from friends, who everyone laughed at for being a bit slow, was also the character to … Read more How To Develop More Intelligent Self-Interest

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – JULY 2020 – The Importance Of Crying, The Dangers Of Hoping, My Worst Landing As A Pilot and More…

Hello lovely readers and welcome to my monthly newsletter. Included is a round up of what I’ve been writing and reading, plus some closing thoughts from this month. I hope you enjoy! WHAT I’VE BEEN WRITING: Why Crying Like A Little Girl Is The Manliest Thing You Can Do This post challenges the narrative that only girls … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – JULY 2020 – The Importance Of Crying, The Dangers Of Hoping, My Worst Landing As A Pilot and More…

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 “The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it. The more something … Read more The Secret Ingredient Missing From Every Conversation

The Hopeless Nature Of Hoping

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.” – Vietnam War. Admiral James Stockdale  Do you want to know the one reason you’re not happy right now?  It’s because … Read more The Hopeless Nature Of Hoping

If Honesty Isn’t The Value We Look For In Our Leaders Then What Does That Say About Us?

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (ie the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (ie the standards of thought) no longer exist.” – Hannah Arendt from her 1951 book The Origins of Totalitarianism. … Read more If Honesty Isn’t The Value We Look For In Our Leaders Then What Does That Say About Us?

How My Worst Landing As A Pilot Came To Define Me As A Person (Plus Some Advice On Dealing With Anxiety, Depression and PTSD)

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to land a commercial jet? As you’ve travelled somewhere excitedly looking out of the passenger window and thought what the view is like from the front as you come into land? Well I can tell you, on a good day, it’s truly exhilarating. To safely bring one of … Read more How My Worst Landing As A Pilot Came To Define Me As A Person (Plus Some Advice On Dealing With Anxiety, Depression and PTSD)

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – JUNE 2020 – On The Value Of Honesty, How To Move Like A Winner, The Ultimate Form Of Taking Responsibility and More…

Hello lovely readers and welcome to my monthly newsletter!  Included is a round up of what I’ve been writing and reading, plus a collection of thoughts from my journal.  I hope you enjoy! WHAT I’VE BEEN WRITING: A Story For My Children About The Value Of Honesty, Love And Forgiveness A letter I wrote to my … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – JUNE 2020 – On The Value Of Honesty, How To Move Like A Winner, The Ultimate Form Of Taking Responsibility and More…

The Rebellion Is On You

What happens when you beat a child with a stick? You harden their heart. You close their mind. You fix the very beliefs you wish so strongly to change.  Is this not obvious?  Is the need to be right all the matters? Is it really necessary to hit a child when they’re already on the … Read more The Rebellion Is On You

People As Mirrors

“Your perception of me, is a reflection of you. My reaction to you is an awareness of me.” – Unknown. What do you do when you look at yourself in the mirror? Maybe you comb your hair or have a shave. Maybe you brush and floss your teeth. Maybe you correct your posture. Maybe you … Read more People As Mirrors

An Apology To My Heart

I’m sorry I’ve been fighting you for so long.  I’m sorry I repressed you.  I was taught stupid things. Stupid ways.  I could hear you screaming and yet I pretended not to.  I’m so sorry. I hope you can forgive me. I love you. I’m here for you now.  Let me feel what you have … Read more An Apology To My Heart

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – MAY 2020 – On Dealing With Depression, A Tribute To A Boy I Never Knew, How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset and More…

Hello fine readers and welcome to my monthly newsletter!  Included is a round up of what I’ve been writing and reading, plus a collection of thoughts from yours truly. I hope you enjoy! WHAT I’VE BEEN WRITING: How A Fixed Mindset Led To Years Of Depression And How A Growth Mindset Set Me Free. A personal … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – MAY 2020 – On Dealing With Depression, A Tribute To A Boy I Never Knew, How To Cultivate A Growth Mindset and More…


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