Acceptance or Change?

A few years ago I was at a work conference. Most of the speakers had been very dry, it was nearing the end of the day and there was one speaker left. To start with I wasn't particularly interested and now my thoughts were on heading home. This soon changed as the last speaker was [...]

Addictions or Reminders?

What if I said, as a society we are all addicted. There are commonly known addictions such as alcoholism, drug addiction and smoking which society deems as bad but there are many socially acceptable addictions. These include junk food, sugar, TV, social media, video games and even stress. They can all be considered a normal [...]

What is your focus?

From an early age I have been interested in and ridden motorbikes. In my mid-twenties I bought a motocross bike and started regularly visiting the local motocross track. I loved the way the bike accelerated, sliding around corners, flying over jumps, the tinny noise of the bike and even the smell of the two stroke’s [...]

The Source of All Knowledge

Whilst re-reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for the article  “To Realize One’s Destiny is a Person’s Only Obligation”   I found the interactions and the different ways of learning between the main character, Santiago and the English Man particularly interesting. At the start of the journey across the desert, Santiago meets an English man who [...]

The Five Percent

Thomas Edison (11 February 1847 – 18 October 1931) is claimed to be one of America’s greatest inventors. As well as inventing many devices we take for granted today such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, he has made many famous quotes. Probably the most famous quote is [...]

Inspiration

Two of my favourite words at the moment are Inspire and Inspiration. These two words seem to pop up everywhere right now. Inspire has two meanings: To breathe in air- inhale Fill someone the urge to do or feel something Our breathing or respiratory cycle is divided into two phases- Inspiration and Expiration. The most [...]

Silence is Golden

  As I sit here writing this, it is my third night sleeping in a small shepherd’s hut in the Welsh countryside. It is near freezing outside so the fire is crackling away in the corner. Occasionally I can hear an owl hoot or a passing car in the distance. The main noise is my [...]

Fake it till you make it!

You may or may not have heard this expression but how does it work? If you feel sad, how do you fake feeling happy? If you are shy, how do you fake feeling confident? If you are in turmoil, how do you fake internal peace? Simple! Change your posture and the way you move! Fake [...]

Team Humanity

When people work together, great feats can be achieved. A group of people with a common goal or objective is known as a team. Team members need to learn how to work together, help each other to better themselves and create a positive environment that allows everyone to flourish. To survive, early people teamed together in [...]

“To Realize One’s Destiny is a Person’s Only Obligation.”

This line is on the back cover of my favourite book- The Alchemist The author Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian who originally wrote the book in Portuguese. It has been translated into many different languages and sold over 65 million copies. It is claimed that The Alchemist was written in only two weeks in 1987. He [...]