My 500th Blog Post: Word Wordy Word Words

Actually my 500th blog post was yesterday, but who’s counting! Everything is perfect just exactly as it is. At this blogging milestone I wonder about why I write and I think it distils down to this: I love words. It really is that simple and it really is a love. OK, as an accountant turned coach I always loved (and still love) numbers but my first love, way before the delicious logic of maths, was words. As a child and later a teenager up in my bedroom in the school holidays, decades before electronic geekery was the first route to […]

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The Freedom To Become Who You Truly Are

In a dreadful parody of the Richard Curtis film, I recently had cause to attend three funerals between 25th March and 19th April, with nary a wedding in sight: one of my late mother’s brothers aged 89, my late father’s only sibling aged 82 and a friend in her fifties. I was reasonably OK with the first two to be honest. They were a great opportunity to catch up with family and, let’s face it, hymns, tears, laughter, a drink and a big family party, there’s something reassuring about the rites and rituals of a funeral. Not so the third […]

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