Words & Thoughts

Make Cholesterol Great Again

I’ve been obsessed with cholesterol ever since a visit to my doctor a few years ago. He told me that too much of it - especially in my 50’s - will kill me. Apparently if I consume excess amounts of it in the form of saturated fat, it will ‘build up’ in my arteries and...

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The Call of Kruger

I've just spent a week in Kruger National Park, South Africa. It was an amazing experience and I was lucky enough to see the ‘Big 5’ - elephants, lions, buffalo, rhinos...and even the allusive leopard (make that 'Big 6!). It’s hard not to feel insignificant in the...

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Understanding Addiction

I was just 16 yrs old when my mother died. As a response to this traumatic event I looked to something that would, as my Dad said "Take my mind off it...". I threw myself into a new discipline of lifting weights. I loved the sound of the metal plates clinking together...

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Death by Facebook

My friends are all in their 50’s. As am I. They have friends and friends of friends who are now dying from the Big Four - heart disease, stroke, cancer and neuro-degenerative disease. They’re dying unexpectedly and suddenly. Here today, gone tomorrow…well before their...

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The Art of Attunement

Me: "Wow, did you see that Tom...bloody brilliant"! Tom: "See what..? "Me:  "Your son's goal..easily a 10 metre strike..." "Tom:  "Oh yeah, um just out of the corner of my eye..yeah it was a cracker." Tom is full of shit.  He didn't see jack.  It's...

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5 Things I’m Doing The Same in 2019

"What will be the biggest health and fitness trend in 2019…"? I get this question quite a lot. The truth is I don't know and neither does the next person yet alone asking any health and fitness 'guru'. In my mind I couldn't care less. For those of us winging our way...

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The Gift

How do you react when someone gives you a compliment? Friend: "Hi Dave, how's things? Wow, you're looking really healthy, what have you been doing? Do you die of embarrassment, look away and generally dismiss it with doughy words? You:  "Yeah, well, Um, yeah,...

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5 Reasons you’re Porkier than a Parisian

Bonjour! I've just spent a week in Paris (can’t you tell from my new language mastery!?) Besides all the usual must see tourists jaunts - Eiffel Tower, Arch De Triumph and The Louvre - which were spectacular in their own right, there was a much bigger attraction which...

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