Life and Reflections

Flying a Cessna, dining on the beach and experiencing an astonishing electrical storm: a birthday to remember!

A good friend of mine has just surprised me with the best present ever: an introduction to flying, in a CESSNA 172 four seater light aircraft. It was an experience

Music, emotion and the positive side of being run over…

At the end of May I made the headlines of the local newspapers, though not for the reasons for which I had hoped – testing my secondhand knowledge that a

Just Do It!

I’ve just been recommended a book called The War of Art. Yes, I did write that correctly. You will no doubt be familiar with The Art of War by ancient Chinese general Sun

When the moon and people drift away…

Tonight I stood on the rear balcony of my flat and watched the moon, a swollen crescent on the ascent, gracefully sink behind the castle walls. I stared, enthralled, a

Pull Back the Curtain and Let Your Light Shine

A few weeks ago I started a new “daily ritual” which has increased my energy levels, awareness and general well-being immensely. Since I am lucky enough to work basically to

Fear and The Rewards of Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

A photographer friend of mine recently published a thought-provoking article asking how well we know ourselves, following an experience which pitted his professional and personal instincts against each other. Apart from

Life Purpose – a Reawakening

Every other week, on my way back from dropping my daughter off at school outside town, I always stop off to breathe in the fresh morning air and spectacular view

Every day a “Kairos” moment…

I am currently writing about my recent trip to the north of Spain, incorporating not one but two Paul Gehry buildings, most famously the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and at the

Keep It Simple Stupid!

Why is it that we humans always seem to fall into the same traps and make the same mistakes? Is it simply that “to err is human”? If so, it

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes…

…That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes. Jack Handey, American comedian and author of the famous “Deep Thoughts”, 1984