Motivation for the weekend: The world needs more brave souls.

More specifically courage is the ability to recognise your fear, understand what is scaring you, comprehend why it is and then blindly ignore it and do it anyway. Doing it anyway is the application of rationality with a healthy acceptance of what will be will be, over what is stopping you. Society has developed because…

Do you like you?

I was struck this week by the notion that throughout my life I have done things that I am not proud of and I think that that is part of growing up. However the most startling revelation is that before I was ill I’m not sure I would have wanted to be friends with me….

Not older just stronger

Today I turned 38 and I realised this morning that I have spent the best part of a quarter of my life in and out of battles with Cancer. Or more specifically I have spent a quarter of my life kicking Cancer’s ass. It has been a battle that has not been without casualties but…

Thought for the day – Motivation is like taking a bath

Sometimes you don’t want to run your own bath you just want to slide into the warm soapy bubbles that someone else has prepared for you.  It’s the same with motivation, sometimes it is difficult to motivate yourself and that’s when you look around at the world around you see the things that are important…

Motivation Monday – the gift of life

Sometimes even as a Survivor I can forget to make the most of every day; living life just plain gets in the way of getting out there and doing amazing things.  But in reality you have to realise that making the most out of life isn’t necessarily doing something massive every day it’s about doing…

8 simple things that Golf and Cancer have in common

I am a survivor and I’m good at that I am a Golfer and I am very very bad at that but what I have noticed is that there are a number of similarities inherent to both that for anybody thinking of taking up the game, or more pertinently for this blog, dealing with Cancer…

Thought for the week – Inner Strength

I never really considered myself a strong person until I had to be and I suppose that’s really the point of inner strength. How are you supposed to know that there are untapped resources of resolve and resilience if you have never had to tap into them before? When I found mine there wasn’t a…

It’s Value for Life not for Value for Money

Having started training in the gym again in an earnest attempt to recover physically and mentally from this third Cancer it occurred to me, as I watched a man squat yesterday whilst chatting away on his Blue tooth earpiece, that you’ll only get out what you put in. To the gym, to your job, to…

Motivation Tuesday – Scarred not scared

It was a Bank Holiday here yesterday so I’m a day out, I’m sorry. Anyway over the weekend I went to the Swimming Pool and for the first time in my life I felt self conscious of my scars. Up to now I always adhered to the idea that: “Bones heal and chicks dig scars”…

Be more Beaver

I know Survivorship and health is serious but when I talk about Thriving it’s about taking the most out of life and frankly I defy anyone to look at this picture and to not smile a little bit. So although there might be not much to smile about today or tomorrow there will be soon…

Motivation Monday and a thought for your week

Despite the amount of time I have spent in the gym, chasing the black line in the pool or pounding the roads my will has not been defined by that it has been defined by my response to adversity. Have a great week.