One Year No Beer

Always Changing One year no beer wasn’t really my mantra when I set off on this journey. Partway through I discovered a community which does sport this title. More to come later on that. If you’ve read any of this blog, you will know I’m always experimenting with something new. Whether that be at work, … Read more

Avocado Armageddon

San Francisco, Long Haul San Francisco, a late afternoon arrival after a ten-hour flight. The day stretched a little longer as we were held on the runway for an hour. Followed by another two hours getting through immigration. The atmosphere was so hot and heavy in the immigration hall that a police officer collapsed and … Read more

Setting Wellness Goals

Why Wellness Goals? You start to get a lot more serious about wellness as you get older. Take that as a given. I sometimes wonder what my state of wellness would be if I had started earlier in life. The problem with that less than useful reflection is that the wisdom needed to understand why … Read more

Ikigai: Seeking My Purpose

A Japanese Philosophy For Making Life Worthwhile The Anti-Golf Approach Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” It’s been on my mind as I watch the next stage of my work life unfold. It’s become an increasing preoccupation for me. I talk to friends and colleagues and people who are in … Read more

Ageing: 60 – Getting Better At It With Age

Kanreki Ageing is a liberating experience for me. 23 months ago saw my 60th birthday. Turning the page of a calendar isn’t something which should invoke different behaviours and feelings, but it did. A Californian holiday with my wife was a good disconnection from the day to day. On our return I uncharacteristically had a … Read more