“Some exercise will do you good” – I couldn’t get out of bed

When I was first suffering with depression in 2013, many friends solicitously suggested using exercise as a way of curing it. I knew it made sense - endorphins make you feel great and exercise releases them. But as I was laid prone in bed Monday to Sunday, these little nuggets of WhatsApp advice went ignored. [...]

By |2017-12-05T11:34:01+00:00November 29th, 2017|The Tribe|0 Comments

Why I gave up drinking and what it’s done for me

I posted recently a photo of me one year ago from France when I was a regular consumer of alcohol, a binge drinking machine. Bear in mind that this was August 2016, when I was self-employed and not ravaged by 190 days of teaching. By Christmas, I’d given up on alcohol for good. READ MORE. [...]

By |2017-11-28T18:51:14+00:00November 28th, 2017|Must Read|0 Comments

Road rage attacks on paramedics down to ‘fight-or-flight’?

Paramedics were attacked by a coach driver as they treated a seriously ill patient in south London, police said. The London Ambulance Service staff called for urgent help during the “disgusting” incident in Camberwell on Tuesday. They had been forced to block the road as they treated the elderly patient. READ MORE.

By |2017-11-30T14:53:05+00:00November 28th, 2017|Must Read|0 Comments

Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds

Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, particularly [...]

By |2017-11-28T19:06:09+00:00November 28th, 2017|Must Read|0 Comments

My metaphorical journey as I drifted through life

An extract from my book "Crap Thanks": Imagine a harbour with millions of little sailing boats bobbing around in the calm waters; in each boat is a lone sailor and in one of them I see myself as a very young child. The huge harbour walls protect the boats against the crashing waves, formed by the [...]

By |2017-11-28T20:27:00+00:00November 28th, 2017|The Tribe|0 Comments

Strictly speaking I’m not a celebrity but that Iain is still a right bell-end…

“A thought always precedes a reaction”…absolutely 100% FACT. And as we have and will continue to discuss 95% of all man’s reactions are automatically triggered…absolutely 100% FACT. Brilliant when a sabre toothed tiger is charging at you but bloody awkward when the subconscious overeggs a non -negative situation and creates an internal storyline that might [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:55:43+00:00November 27th, 2017|The Tribe|0 Comments