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The one simple question that keeps me focused on achieving my dreams

I often wonder what drives some people to relentlessly pursue their dreams while others struggle to even get started. Over the last five years I’ve had both periods of relentless pursuit and periods of languishing productivity. Thankfully, I’ve recently entered the former after a longer than normal stretch of the latter and in that transition, […]

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Attachment and the art of letting go

Buddhism teaches us that attachment is the root of all suffering. In this context attachment refers to the clinging, craving, controlling and yearning that so many of us feel for people, places or things. Unfortunately this kind of attachment is very much a part of the human condition, however, the good news is there is […]

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The sanctity of space

The concept of space can be a little controversial. Allow me to explain. There are, for example, positive connotations when we talk about having more breathing space in our daily lives, yet should a partner tell us that they need some space, panic is more than likely to set in. Why is this? In the first […]

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Five things you can do to overcome fear

The turning point that led to the creation of this blog was the realisation that I was letting fear run my life. It dawned on me that relinquishing control of my life to fear was not the wisest of moves. I came to understand that whilst it can be difficult to face and overcome our […]

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A simple guide to making better decisions

I’m a pretty decisive person but I meet a lot of people who regularly struggle to make decisions both big and small. If you had asked me a year ago how I approach decision-making, I probably would have told you that in most cases, deep down, I just know which is the right way to […]

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3 pieces of advice for my 20-year-old self

One of the most treasured aspects of my life these days is the time I spend having great conversations with friends. I’m talking about those conversations that remind you just how great it is to be alive, conversations that leave you feeling inspired to do and be more on this earth just because they get […]

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There is nothing in that reaction

We’ve all been there. A conversation with a friend or family member that starts well but takes an unexpected turn into disagreement. What begins as a difference of opinion, can quickly descend into a slinging match of veiled and not so veiled insults. This is what I refer to as the ego coming out to […]

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Acknowledging overwhelm and getting clear

Over the last month or so, I have been feeling really charged, the drive and passion for achieving my goals, that had subsided somewhat since I left the UK, returned with a vengeance. On top of my day job, I found myself devouring books, having weekly accountability Skype calls, learning Spanish, going on 6am runs, […]

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