A New Year

It’s that time of year when I reflect on what has happened and plan forward for what is to come. I’ve started doing this in a more structured fashion over the last couple of years and found it helpful in terms of where I want to be from a zoomed out perspective. This then informs … Continue reading A New Year

Books page

I’ve created a new reference page for any books I read on the breath, which hopefully will evolve over time to keep as updated as possible. My intention is to help guide others to books where they may be unsure to look: Continue reading Books page

Subtract & add

I’ve nearly finished this book – a really enjoyable (and thoughtful) read. It centres around the idea that we all too often add as opposed to subtract – or as the book progresses subtract and add, as opposed to one or the other. Reading this before going on holiday, a couple of weeks ago was … Continue reading Subtract & add

Breathing for Warriors

I finished reading this last week – I’d bought after reading / being reminded about the book elsewhere and was curious as to what I’d find useful in it, how it was structured and what it could teach me. It was an easy read, well structured and helpful in understanding how we breathe and how … Continue reading Breathing for Warriors

The Inner Game of Tennis

I’ve just finished above and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was written in 1974 – with some updates over the intervening years (made obvious by references to tennis players that hadn’t been successful in 1974). As a guide to life it’s wonderful – I imagine that I enjoyed it so much as it precedes Daniel Kahnemann’s … Continue reading The Inner Game of Tennis

Books for Christmas

I had the delivery of most of the books I have bought for myself to read next year, at the end of this week. I’ve got another couple to come – to add to what I’ve got to read above. I’m looking forward to deciding which books to read when (something to do next week). … Continue reading Books for Christmas

4 weeks to go

The London marathon is 4 weeks away. I have just been pondering on what this means, stopped to take a moment to appreciate what I am going to do (in terms of training, rest, food, etc.) and wondered how often I let these milestones go by without embracing them or considering what will happen. Too … Continue reading 4 weeks to go