Today I turn 45.  Yes, I know I’ve been talking about being 29 for quite a few years now but today I actually turn 45 and with all the preconceived notions that we have in the western world.

There are the usual “adulting” questions that run through my mind:  What am I doing with my life?  Shouldn’t I be doing a sensible job?  Why didn’t I start preparing for my pension 25 years ago?  Should I have settled down with a husband and have children and pets by now…..???

I’ve been back in the water for a few weeks now and have been trying out the new SurfEars 3.0.

Before I go any further, if you don’t already know, they sponsor me. However even if they weren’t generous enough to do this, I would still be using their product as they have revolutionised my water life…

I arrived back in Dahab at the end of March and had hoped to jump straight in and start my training with a view to doing a small competition at the end of April but my plans were thwarted by my sinuses having different plans for me, for 10 days….

Finally I managed…

Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you. Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have recently learned the extent of my trust issues, where they stemmed from and how I have inadvertently spent all…

The start of 2019 has seen the biggest mental growth spurt of my life and could well be, the most influential weeks of the rest of my life.

I set out to do a comedy course, not because I think I’m funny or fancy doing stand-up (because believe me right now I really don’t,) but to benefit my public speaking. I hoped it would help me to…

Anyone who has ever heard the phrase “comfort zone” has almost certainly heard the old adage that the magic happens on the edge of it or outside it.

I propose that the magic happens as a result of enlarging your comfort zone and is mostly revealed once you have returned to the safety…

There is always a desire to celebrate the good stuff and brush off the crap of the preceding year, hoping that the next 12 months will be better. But we could be missing out on a lot of positivity by doing this.

It is very easy to write off bad experiences by not accepting what has actually happened or…

Should I dive deeper, should I sit here and enjoy the view or should I return to the surface?

It isn’t really one of life’s difficult decisions and sooner or later my urge to breath will encourage me to ascend.

Making decisions or choices can be like torture for someone who suffers…

I go to the ocean and hold my breath
to stop time and to hide;

To let the waters wash around me,
even through me
to silence the voices
to calm my weary spirit.

Suspended in a place of eternal blue
currents gently play
caressing my skin
soothing my soul.

Bathed in the peace and tranquil embrace of the deep…

Have you ever wondered if your self-assessment is accurate? Is your self-doubt or lack of confidence warranted? Do the people close to you know parts of you better than you know yourself?
The paradox is that you have always been you, and you only see yourself from the inside…