Living As a Unique Individual (A Maverick)

How Should We Live Our Lives? Most people (maybe us) meander through life in a more or less robotic state. As this is a fate that awaits any of us at any time I will use the term us. Little that is done contributes to a general purpose of existence but instead is done in […]

Make Life Interesting – Read!

Arguably the greatest character strength to develop is the love of learning (wisdom) – Mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally; related to the strength of curiosity but goes beyond it to describe the tendency to add systematically to what one knows progressively. For learning lovers – reading […]

**** Your Best Intentions!

How Our Deep Subconscious Mind Likes To Control Our Thoughts And Actions **** your best intentions! This is my subconscious talking when I think I can too easily make conscious choices over and above its control. This blog features an example of my efforts to gain some control over my life. And my subconscious mind […]

Somewhere In Between

“Are we in danger of becoming robots or is it already too late for some?” This is on the subject of human disconnection with nature, the very roots from which we grew. I was walking back home from the gym in the wind and the rain, feeling glad to be living. My blood pumping and […]

Why Lift Weights – Bodybuilding?

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau poet and philosopher Why Lift Weights – Bodybuilding? You may be reading this and thinking that exact question. First, let us define bodybuilding for our purposes. Bodybuilding – Any person changing or wishing to change the shape of […]

Please Choose Your Fetish

To begin this blog I feel I have to repeat the answer to the question Why bodybuilding? The reasons for my being pro bodybuilding as a total fitness pursuit. If the first part of this blog feels familiar that’s because it is. In the second part, I give my thoughts on bodybuilding as a fetish […]

Its Okay To Be Different

Walking The Path Less Trodden Growing up it’s always the differences that we fear in ourselves and tend to ridicule in others. We are a cruel species. There seems to be a comfort in being exactly like everyone else or being different in a conformist way such as punks, goths, teddy boys etc. etc. It […]

Why Walk?

Walking Is A Blessing Not A Curse – Make It Part Of Your Life I was about to leave for my roughly 2.5-mile walk to the gym when my sister who was leaving after a fleeting visit good-heartedly offered to take me in her car. There was a confused look on her face as I […]

Different For Girls?

Don’t allow gender specific bullshit falsehoods to keep you from the best exercise choice you could ever make. Should the way women exercise be radically different to the way men exercise? In my opinion there should be no such thing as gender appropriate exercise as there are no relevant differences that would affect exercise and […]

Are We All A Little Crazy?

TODAY’S LESSON – WE ARE ALL A LITTLE CRAZY! The Insanity of Normality- We all tend to be reassured when we are thought of as normal. The “norm” is where mental health professionals intend us to be when we undertake to submit to therapy of any kind. If we are not happy, contented and free […]

Feeling Alone in a Crowd

I am probably not alone in spending the majority of my life believing myself ordinary and unexceptional and as such with nothing of interest to say to people on how they may live their lives. Retrospectively I have always had this feeling of never really belonging in groups and a feeling of being the odd […]

Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and remember everything happens for a reason.

“The root of human conflict at every level is almost everyone chooses one side and refuses to see the opposite.“ -Adam- The Flexarian Way Why are so many of us so fixed in our opinions and behaviours even when neither our ideas nor actions are serving us or the greater good the way we would […]