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Mindfulness Practise

Be Mindful – spend time with yourself

Practising Mindfulness daily is easier than you think.   Growing up I used to think meditation, yoga, and burning incense was suspect, and people who performed these ancient activities were lost & floating through life. Unknowingly, I was introduced to meditation practises as a teenager while playing representative football (soccer) in Australia. I not only […]

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Want to be Successful – Build a Team

3 key reasons why being part of a team can help you become successful.   I used to think that asking others for help made me weak and that I could do everything my way and by myself – I was wrong! Clearly I don’t know it all, my way is almost always not the […]

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Being successful when failing

Being successful when failing – my Robin Hood 100 experience

If you don’t achieve your goals can you still be successful?   Sometimes the hardest decisions to make in life are the rights ones to pursue. I’m not one to stay in my comfort for too long in life, I love throwing myself into the unknown and where I quite literally have no idea how […]

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Why It’s Healthy to Speak about Mental Health

Mental Health – It’s healthy to talk, not mental…   Do you shy away from questions about your mental health or if others begin to speak about theirs. Do you feel uncomfortable when people start speaking about experiences they’ve had because of their mental health? Or do you look down on those you suffer from […]

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5 Steps to Achieving your Goals

Achieving your Goals is a process, I want to share mine with you.   How many times have you heard stories of people being told they cannot do something, and then they go and achieve what so many people doubted? There are too many to list, and I’m sure we all know a few of these people […]

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What the Sahara desert keeps teaching me

When I stood at the start line of the 27th Marathon des Sables in 2012, with over 250 kilometres of sand, rock, and no doubt some life changing experiences ahead of me; I had no idea what this annual ultra-marathon would throw my way. Only 6 months earlier I was a footballer, and now, I […]

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Living Life is like Running Downhill

I love to run!   Running has taken me on some amazing adventures, to places so unbelievably eye opening that pictures simply don’t do them justice. Alongside these visually pleasing landscapes, with many different types of terrain, running has also taught me quite a lot about myself, and about life. After a recent conversation I […]

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Listening to your body, NOT your mind

  How many of us have woke up feeling like we were hit by a bus while we slept, or felt a niggle during the first steps we’re immediately out bed, but still paid no attention to these warning signs from our body and trained anyway? We pay coaches to write programs for us, they […]

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The life lesson I learnt cycling 30 minutes in my lounge room

I have cycled for 18 hours non-stop, covered the equivalent distance of the length of Britain (over 1300kms) in just five days on my bike, and enjoyed some of Europe’s most amazing cycling destinations while on two wheels; so why did I feel like a little kid at Christmas combined with having the powers of […]

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Race to the Stones – How my Ego Tried and Failed…

  Having only been on 6 runs in the previous 3 months (recovering from shoulder surgery) prior to a my DNF (altitude sickness + dehydration) at The Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard mountain ultra-marathon through the Swiss Alps a week earlier; I wasn’t exactly fighting fit to take on the 100 kilometre Race to the Stones (RTTS). […]

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