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Accountability as an Antidote to Drifting

I have been drifting a little lately – it’s quite evident from the lack of content I’ve been adding here in the last few weeks. As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I needed to forgive myself for that. I also needed clarity about which direction to go in, in several areas of my life. (more…)


Thought for the Week – Getting Things Wrong

I had one of those days yesterday, where I realised I had messed up. Missed some things I had committed to doing, and just generally felt like I was letting down the people around me. I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry for me – I did enough of that for myself yesterday – and I know that many of my friends are facing much bigger problems than I am. I guess what I am interested in is what I can learn from this (and how I can mess up less in the future). (more…)

Raise Funds for your Book Project

Here’s an interesting idea I thought I would share with you – a way to raise funds for your book project.

My friend Linda has created a project on Kickstarter to raise funds for her next book. Here is a video explaining why publishing the book matters: (more…)

5:2 Diet Report No. 3

I thought it was about time I put up another update about my results on the 5:2 diet. It’s quite timely because just did my four-weekly weigh-in yesterday, plus I am currently reading Dr Michael Mosley’s book The Fast Diet, which follows up on the Horizon TV programme which kicked it all off last year. (more…)

Using Structure to Keep on Track

I’ve written plenty before about planning and ways to get more done. So why was it at the end of the year that I found myself floundering and seeming to never have time to take a step forward?

I decided to observe my behaviour and see what I could learn about this problem. (more…)

The Lovely Blog Award

I would like to thank Mari Wells for kindly including me in her list of nominees for this award. As I am now a bit more confident in my blogging that last time someone suggested me, I would like to gratefully acceot and pass this on. (more…)

2013 : Expect the Unexpected

It’s usual at this time of the year to think back over the year gone by and make plans for the year ahead. As I looked back on 2012, I realised something important about the things that happened. (more…)