Choose Life

Choose Life

I remember a long time ago way back in the 1980s when shirts with logos were very fashionable. The two most popular were “Frankie says Relax” and “Choose Life” which was a powerful anti-drug message promoted by the band Wham. I sometimes feel...
Puppy Love

Puppy Love

The big black dog of depression first became significant in our culturalpsyche when it was spoken about by Winston Churchill. The wartimePrime Minister of the UK was known to have suffered from periods ofdepression during his lifetime.Although this is the first time...
Ikigai

Ikigai

Ikigai is the Japanese art of finding your purpose in life. The diagram above shows deep questions of life, and the intersections of these areas show us where we have difficulty or where we are struggling with our lives. The translation of  Ikigai into English is...
The thin edge of the wedge.

The thin edge of the wedge.

Many years ago I went to a pretty rough secondary school in theEast End of Glasgow. Now back at that time in the late 1970s andearly 80s there was no real protection against school bullies.Now I wouldn’t say that I was the most bullied child at school, butit did...
Covid resilience

Covid resilience

Covid 19 UncertaintityThe covid 19 outbreak has left many of us feeling extremelyanxious. Simple things that we used to take for granted have nowbecome anxiety provoking situations. As an example, on a trip toEdinburgh recently I was waiting at a bus stop when a group...
When the shit hits the fan

When the shit hits the fan

In life, and especially in the workplace we have got to learn tostop taking things personally, blowing things out of proportion andmaking mountains out of molehills. Many of us know and havethe experience of this kind of thing happening. Perhaps yourmanager calls you...