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

Reflection Missing In Action

Reflection has gone missing in action, as has my blogging action. It’s more than a month since I last wrote anything. Life is busy. Business is intense, not just the day to day. I’m working with a team who are delivering. In parallel taking a good, close look at the long-term strategy of the business. … Read more

Wellness: You’re On Your Own

wellness photograph showing half and half internal and external man

Drowning In A Sea Of Poor Health Advice It’s A Family Affair I was 62 in May. It’s documented elsewhere, but it feels like a golden time of life for me. Health and wellness is high on the agenda. Obviously I’m in quarter four of the game and the awareness of the clock ticking has … Read more

Ikigai: Seeking My Purpose

Ikigai represented by a nautical compass on a window overlooking the ocean

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

1,149 Nights Of Sleep: More & Better Please

Sleeping white Labrador

Sleep Is Not My Friend Sleep has never come easily to me. I remember being young, pre-secondary school, and having chronic insomnia, wide awake for hours. Letting my imagination run riot, planning things I would do when the day rolled around and the rest of the world finally woke. Sometimes getting bored. Sometimes lonely, sometimes … Read more

Ageing: 60 – Getting Better At It With Age

Kanreki written in Japanese text

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