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How to get started exercising

The Basics

There is a great deal written about exercise: how you should exercise, when you should exercise, what body parts you should exercise… The MOST IMPORTANT PART of exercising is simply deciding to do it and ACTUALLY DOING IT.

Once you have made the decision, just do it – in whatever form you feel most comfortable and engaged with. Walk, run, swim, pogo stick, skip, play football… Whatever takes your fancy, just do it. Continue reading “How to get started exercising”


What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is one of the most valuable and transformative meditation techniques I have tried – and I’ve tried plenty! I am always sceptical of techniques and processes that make bold claims to change your life but in this case there is not only anecdotal evidence (myself included) but also scientific evidence.

The technique is remarkably simple but it is the deliberate practice of it that makes it so effective. Keep reading

Look out for danger signs

5 Danger Signs

1. You’re reckless with yourself and those around you

The big realisation for me was that my behaviour was self-destructive. It had gone beyond adventurous and risky into deliberate sabotage not just of myself but of those around me. It took me some time to see that this was happening – I think I only realised the full extent of what I was doing a couple of years after I made significant changes to my life. At the time, I was so wrapped up in myself that I could only think of how unfair everything was when I didn’t get what I wanted. Keep reading