Can I be a better lover?

What is love?

Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones and The Blues Brothers echoed Solomon Burke’s assertion, “Everybody needs somebody to love”. If there’s one word in the English language that’s over-used, perhaps it is “love”. We love pizza, football and nachos. We love lazy summer evenings and the frost that decorates the glass…

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How well will you finish?


Life, so we are told, is a marathon and not a sprint. As his time on earth was drawing to a close, the apostle Paul told his friend Timothy, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Often when we think about…

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The power of peace to set you free

Peaceful view

I met Chris Wark in London recently when he was speaking at an event aimed at those facing cancer but wanting to use natural therapies to heal themselves. The pinnacle of Chris’ talk resonated with me and was reminiscent of this, this and this post I wrote a while back.…

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Are you running to win?

Crowd of supporters

A gentle breeze brought relief from the sun as the occasional cloud sauntered across the bright blue sky. Birdsong and the buzz of conversation carried over the neatly mown grass. It was the perfect summer afternoon. Anticipation was building. The runners were called to order. An expectant hush fell upon…

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Anti-social media will enhance your life

As a university student, back in the 1990s, I knew just a small handful of students that carried a mobile phone. Today as I dropped my sons off at school, children under the age of 10 were handing their phones in to the office for safe-keeping. Times have changed. More…

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An accidental mentor

A pub lunch

What do you do when the pressure is on and it starts to get uncomfortable? Inevitably life tosses awkward moments our way. Do you run, making a plan to skirt round the issue and return everything to its usual happy state? Sometimes we have to submit to the uncomfortable, enduring…

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Why a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough

Man running

If you live well, eat good food and partake in physical exercise you will be healthy. Right? Wrong. I was recently with a friend who, like us, believes in healthy living. As we talked about some of our lifestyle changes he sounded a note of caution. There was something that…

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Changing what you believe changes what you do.

Change your thinking

Albert Einstein was credited with defining insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” It stands to reason then that if we want different results in our relationships, jobs, matters of faith or indeed any area of our lives we need to change what…

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