Category: Life and Personal Development

The Story of the Butterfly (and the death of DMX)

“The Story of the Butterfly (and the death of DMX)” 4 minute read I was listening to a podcast recently and heard about the passing of rapper, DMX. Although I cannot claim to have been a fan as such, it was still sad news to hear given his relatively young age. I continued to listen…


Don’t Ever Give Yourself The Chance For Regret

“Don’t Ever Give Yourself The Chance For Regret” 4 minute read I had the most amazing drive to work this morning. I’d woken up to blazing sunshine, had a shower and got changed. Downstairs I ate breakfast as the sun poured in through the blinds, the reflections of light casting horizontal lines across the dining…


I’d Forgotten How To Live (in praise of Feeder)

“I’d Forgotten How To Live (in praise of Feeder)” 12 minute read It was My Perfect Day. On the 31st of May 2008 I boarded a boat in the Bristol harbour. But it wasn’t just any boat, it was the Thekla; a 500 capacity music venue that’s been moored at the harbour walls since 1984….


The Unspoken Side of Christmas

“The Unspoken Side of Christmas” 7 minute read   What images come to mind when you think of Christmas? Maybe you’re thinking about the jolly, bearded, and red-suited Santa preparing Rudolph and his gang of reindeer for the long night ahead. Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house. Maybe you’re thinking about…


The Truth About Friendships

“The Truth About Friendships” 5 minute read   “If just one person had stopped to ask me if I was okay then I wouldn’t have jumped.” This heartbreaking sentence was spoken by a young man who had been interviewed for a television documentary about male suicide. Speaking to the interviewer, he talked about a dark…