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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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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It’s your choice

Choices. We are faced with choices every day. Some are trivial, some are significant. From time to time we may have to make decisions that have national significance. On other occasions our choices may be of far greater importance, affecting the very core of our life and relationships. Choices are…

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Is identity more than a name?

Couple holding hands

“Everybody calls her by her name, even those who don’t know how to say it. I prefer to call her ‘my wife.’ Because nobody else can. The marriage relationship is supposed to be set apart. Different from every other relationship, even the relationship with our kids. So, when I say…

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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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How to navigate life without a map

Map and compass

The story is told of a man on a walking holiday in Ireland. After several hours he finally had to concede that he was completely and utterly lost. As he continued on his way he met a farmer, “Excuse me sir!” he said, “I’m trying to get to Limerick, can…

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What lies just beneath the surface?

Crumbling brickwork

Decorating is a multi-billion pound industry. In the U.K. alone it was estimated that we would spend over £8 billion on DIY each year by 2017. We are encouraged to express our personality through colours and styles. Long-gone are the days where, to quote Henry Ford on the production of…

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