Author Archives: Colin

Ask for help and stop being selfish

“I’m really bad at asking for help. You see, I like to help other people but I just find it really hard to ask for help myself” When I say this, I get lots of people nodding and saying “yeah, me too”. We’re so busy giving that we are just not used to asking for […] Read More…

Feel the FOMO this Friday

Everyone loves a bargain, right? That’s the basic premise behind Black Friday, the consumer extravaganza that is due to hit tomorrow. You’re avidly scanning all the websites to get the best deals and save a fortune on your Christmas presents, aren’t you? Never mind work or family, there are some serious bargains out there (well, […] Read More…

Have you got the right map?

We commonly use phrases like ‘making our way in the world’ and ‘navigating our way through life’ but how often do we question whether we have the right map in our hand to do this? I came across this map analogy when reading this article about “The fatal flaw of neoliberalism: it’s bad economics” (OK, […] Read More…

Down to the wire

It’s gone 7pm and I haven’t posted on my blog today. I’m going down to the wire with this one, which is not that unusual for me. (I know I have another 4 and a bit hours of today but I am shutting down the laptop after this, so that makes it last minute). Truth […] Read More…

Be different by being you

If you want to be different, just be you. It’s obvious, isn’t it? After all, we are all unique individuals, there’s no-one else on the planet quite like us. So, ergo, if we are ourselves then we are different. However, we are not brought up to be ourselves, are we? We are brought up to […] Read More…

Easy like Sunday Morning

“Easy, like Sunday morning” crooned Lionel Ritchie. Sunday is traditionally a day of rest but today there is much to do. As we try to cram more and more into our lives we can fill Sunday with chores, with going out, with shopping. So how do we recharge the batteries? You can’t just keep going […] Read More…

Too early for Christmas?

There’s one question that splits our nation in two and divides families. You think you know people, you think they are like you, and then you find to your horror that they are ‘on the other side’. Your relationship may never recover.  So what is this question? Is it too early to start the  Christmas […] Read More…

Come together

“Come together, right now, over me” sang the Beatles. Well, I don’t want you to come together over anything in particular, least of all me. I just want you to come together. To join together with a sweaty mass of humanity for some sort of joint endeavour. Singing in a choir, playing in an band, […] Read More…