Category Archives: tough times

Give Up or Go On?

I think we all, at some point in our life, hit that crossroads where we ask ourself questions like ‘Is it really worth it?’ ‘Can I survive any more discouragement?’ ‘Am I the only one that sees the potential in … Continue reading

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Flying Home

On our way home; the sun begins to set from above the clouds at 22000 feet. Take care until next time …

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Reds & Greys: The Power of a Sunset

The beauty of a sunset tells us one day is over, another will begin. If there is one thing I have never lost faith in it is new beginnings. We don’t have to forget the old day; it may help … Continue reading

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RIP Herr Prof Dr Dr William Graham Wood (1944 – 2014) aka. My Brother

Being woken up with the news that your brother has just passed away is a surprise I could do without. At times like this it is too easy to ask questions; the ‘What if’ ones are always the most destructive & … Continue reading

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Our Defining Moments Can Be Our Darkest Times

Sometimes our defining moments are in our darkest times. Mine usually are. At the end of a ‘week from hell’ I am so thankful that a new day brings opportunities to conquer demons, put down unhelpful attitudes & work towards … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Just Want To Hide?

Have you ever felt a need to just hide away? Perhaps you’re weary from one of life’s storms; perhaps you’ve been working flat-out & want a rest; perhaps you’re ill & feel isolated yet still want to be alone. Chances are … Continue reading

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