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Turning 50, fearing the aging process, and some fine advice from Clint

I turn 50 in December of this year. I won’t be mentioning it too often here as I’m really not happy about it. In fact, I’m dreading it. Not because I fear there’ll be some big noticeable change in my life, but mainly as this is the landmark birthday which makes me feel I’m truly …

Why can’t we carry some of that festive cheer into everyday life?

A very short post to ease into 2023! People who know me well know that I love Christmas. The time spent with loved ones. The break from work. The films. The television. The music. The food. The cold, crisp weather. The much-needed opportunity to recharge the batteries. For me, it really is the most wonderful …

A little bit of weight loss inspiration goes a long way

Losing weight isn’t easy. In fact, it’s bloody difficult. Those of you who have always been slim may scoff at this. Those of you who are currently carrying a stone or three too much will no doubt fully understand. I’ve written about this previously so I’m not going to regurgitate the same old ‘woe is …

An open letter to any kids who play a music instrument. Reach for the sky and don’t doubt yourself.  

I try not to live a life filled with regrets. It’s wasted time. The past is done and can’t be changed – it’s much better to live in the present and look to the future. However, if I do have one huge regret, it’s not seriously pursuing music when I was younger. I started playing …

One thing I tell myself on a daily basis – You Are Fortunate

Life is tough at times, seemingly more than ever these days. We are in the midst of political chaos, rising prices (seemingly across the board), the rising cost of bills, especially energy and mortgage costs, increasing strike activity, and a generally dismal environment everywhere we look. It’s as if someone took the very worst parts …

Keep the good people in your life close to you

A short post this week, prompted by a few things which have happened over the past few days to remind me what is truly valuable and important in life. Perhaps it’s a sign of getting older and wiser but it’s really easy for me these days to identify the good people in my life. The …

Look forward, not back – why I’m only listening to new music for the next few months

In my previous post, I wrote about the number of lists I maintain. One of those is full albums I’d like to listen to. I’ve been compiling this list for some time now and it contains 300+ entries which are a mixture of albums which have been recommended to me, I’ve read about, or supposed …

Are lists good or bad for us?

I’ve always been a list maker. For as long as I can remember, I’ve used them daily in both my work and personal lives. I’ve always believed they’re helpful though I’ve recently wondered if that really is the case. If anything, I now think they cause pressure and anxiety where it really isn’t needed. I …

Does anyone else have a really poor attention span or is it just me? I’m blaming technology again…

I have a real problem with paying attention to a single task for any moderate length of time (let’s say 15 minutes or more). This hasn’t been an issue all my life, as far as I recall, though it certainly is now, and I place the blame firmly at the feet of modern technology… There …

Is technology really detrimental to our relationships? Why I’m saying yes…

I’ve written about this before but was reminded of it whilst listening to a recent podcast. Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s Feel Better, Live More podcast comes highly recommended. It is the #1 health podcast in the UK and Europe and aims to simplify the subject of health. The podcast episodes feature interviews with leading health experts …