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A blog about building a stronger moral compass to help navigate life’s challenges from a father, husband, writer and pilot…

Advice On Dealing With Anxiety And Overcoming PTSD – Plus A Story About My Most Traumatic Experience As A Pilot

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 Advice On Dealing With Anxiety And Overcoming PTSD – Plus A Story About My Most Traumatic Experience As A Pilot

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…

How A Fixed Mindset Led To Years Of Depression And How A Growth Mindset Set Me Free.

“A few modern philosophers assert that individual intelligence is a fixed quantity, a quantity which cannot be increased. We must protect & react against this brutal pessimism… With practice, training, and above all, method, we manage to increase our attention, our memory, our judgement and literally to become more intelligent than we were before.” – … Read more How A Fixed Mindset Led To Years Of Depression And How A Growth Mindset Set Me Free.

The Nature of my Child

“Every child has a god in him. Our attempts to mould the child will turn the god into a devil“ – A. S. Neill I’ve been thinking today about the nature of my child. What I see is a boundless love and tenderness. Such a pure gentleness. This is his nature. I mean to imprint … Read more The Nature of my Child

Am I Doing This Because Of Fear Or Love? – A Question For Motivation And Guidance

It was late the other night, before my wife and I went to bed, as we were sharing our thoughts and feelings about the day to one another, that she began by telling me about her sometimes feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things she sets herself to do – of always feeling pushed to … Read more Am I Doing This Because Of Fear Or Love? – A Question For Motivation And Guidance

How To Gain Enlightenment While Taking A Dump & What Makes A Good Toilet Book?

Hello and welcome to the first in a series of blog posts surrounding the topic of my favourite toilet books for moments of profound pooing. OR. How to gain enlightenment while taking a dump. #toiletbooks #profoundpooing (I’m hoping to start a trend). I’ll get to the first book I recommend shortly and what it is, … Read more How To Gain Enlightenment While Taking A Dump & What Makes A Good Toilet Book?

5 Mindfulness Hacks to Help Bring You Back to the Present Moment.

“Mindfulness isn’t about goals or ticking a box – mindfulness is a way of life – something to cultivate over time.” Below I’ve written out 5 Mindfulness Hacks that I like to use informally throughout the day to help bring me back to and fully engage with the present moment. 1. WHEN YOU NOTICE YOUR … Read more 5 Mindfulness Hacks to Help Bring You Back to the Present Moment.

The Power of Routine in Cementing Habits, Lifting Mood and Increasing Productivity.

“Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” ― W. H. Auden I’ve worked hard on perfecting my day to day routines over the last half year – in the process cementing a number of positive habits that has had a profound effect on my general mood, motivation and productivity. Not only have I … Read more The Power of Routine in Cementing Habits, Lifting Mood and Increasing Productivity.

A Pilot’s Guide to Self-Managing Back pain – Lifestyle and Sleep

“It’s not the job of sports medicine professionals to look after your tissues and joints, whether you hydrate or whether you actively work toward improving and maintaining healthy positions and range of movement throughout the day. It’s up to you. Spend 10 minutes minimum per day. No days off. No excuses.” – DR. KELLY STARRETT, READY TO … Read more A Pilot’s Guide to Self-Managing Back pain – Lifestyle and Sleep

A Pilot’s Guide to Self-Managing Back Pain – Core Strength & Flexibility

“It’s not the job of sports medicine professionals to look after your tissues and joints, whether you hydrate or whether you actively work toward improving and maintaining healthy positions and range of movement throughout the day. It’s up to you. Spend 10 minutes minimum per day. No days off. No excuses.” – Dr. Kelly Starrett, READY … Read more A Pilot’s Guide to Self-Managing Back Pain – Core Strength & Flexibility

A Pilot’s Guide to Self-Managing Back Pain – Sitting, Standing, Swimming

SWIMMING IS AWESOME Following my recent back injury last month SWIMMING has proved to be an awesome LOW IMPACT WAY TO MODIFY. Not only did it help enormously with my back pain, it meant I could keep exercising to a level I was happy with. It also proved to do wonders for my cardiovascular system. … Read more A Pilot’s Guide to Self-Managing Back Pain – Sitting, Standing, Swimming

Mission ImBACKible – How do you fix chronic back pain and what if you can’t?

My mother has suffered with chronic back pain and sciatica for many years now. Sadly she still does.   Her story is very similar to countless others. A story of multiple misdiagnoses and scans which showed little, if nothing, out of the ordinary.  Ultimately the frustration over many years led her down the path of … Read more Mission ImBACKible – How do you fix chronic back pain and what if you can’t?


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