Dear Body, I Trust You

When we trust a book, or an app, or a smartwatch/phone/scale/whatever more than we trust our own body it should read as a warning sign. A clear signal that we may be veering off in the wrong direction. I mean, how arrogant would a culture need to be to presume that they could invent technology…

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We Steal Exercise From Ourselves

I often say that our movement has been stolen from us by the Fitness Industry. But let’s be honest, they didn’t have to steal anything… we give it to them. Our culture trains humans to be non-movers right from childhood… “Jonny, sit down”. “Naomi, don’t climb on that”. “Billy, stop jumping on the sofa… no…

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Get Out of Your Own Way

“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.” Elizabeth Gilbert I haven’t posted a blog for ages. I got in my own way. And when that happens I find all manner of elegant excuses not to do the things my…

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Seth Godin’s Panes of Glass

Seth Godin is my favourite person on the internet. He is wise beyond measure and a kick-ass marketing guru. This is his last blog… We have windowpanes because glass used to be really expensive. Panes allowed us to use smaller sheets, with the added bonus that if one broke, you could simply replace part of…

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Snake or Rope?

My awesome mindset coach, Emily Chadbourne, recounted a famous analogy during a group session this morning… Imagine you glimpsed a snake in the corner of your vision. You’d likely spin around super quick, with a pumping heart, muscles tensed, and possibly a little bit of wee trickling down your thigh. But what happens when you…

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Could You Blow Up a Building?

About 3 years ago I read a statement about people that changed my entire world… People are doing the best that they can with the tools that they have available at the time. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Law Read that again. People are always doing their best. What their best displays itself as is based on upbringing,…

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My GF is Wise AF

Because of pandemics and 6 months of honeymoon love, I found myself in the position of spending the last year sitting down whilst eating a tonne of crisps. And as well as the delightful salty snacks, and sofa cuddles, I also gained a different body shape. And I loved every second of it. That is,…

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Modern Exercise is Like Junk Food

I read a LOT. The last wisdom-filled pages I read were written by Katy Bowman in her collection of essays titled, “Movement Matters”. And it is a fucking excellent book. It’s refreshing to find someone else who shares my view of modern exercise. Most people can’t speak about movement unless it is through a Fitness…

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THE Weight

“I have to lose THE weight”.  “The” is used in English to differentiate between information that is known and information that is not known to the reader.  If I said, “THE town”, I’d assume you’d know which town I was talking about.  The location of “A town” is far more ambiguous. Saying, “THE weight” implies…

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Flesh Vases and Dick Flowers

“The history of Western Art is just men painting female flesh vases for their dick flowers”. Hannah Gadsby If I didn’t have an Australian girlfriend I don’t think I’d ever have heard of the comedian, Hannah Gadsby. I’ve now appointed myself as her top cheerleader. And part of that duty includes telling you to get…

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You Are One Lucky SOB

This video describes how lucky you are to be here… Imagine you threw exactly one life preserver in one ocean… and there was exactly one turtle in all of the Earth’s oceans… the chances of you being born are the same as this one turtle… sticking his head out of the water through the middle…

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