Swimming with Dolphins 

As we approach the conclusion of another great holiday here in Cuba, there was one thing left to do: swim with Dolphins. It has been on my bucket list for a while now but I’d not taken the opportunity on our previous visits. This time, Fran said I would regret it if I didn’t, especially …

The stare

This blog arose out of an encounter I had with Fran. A woman stared at Fran for so long I think she mistook it for a life drawing class. This set me thinking about similar encounters we had both experienced and the impact they could have. I hope it proves thought provoking. Have you ever …

On being a charity trustee: Why diversity is key

This week, I was very honoured to be asked to sit on the board of trustees for a fantastic charity.  Its a progressive and innovative one whose distinctive approach makes a real impact to the lives of the people it works with.  In the last few months, I’ve been fortunate enough to find myself in demand and …

Overcoming depression and becoming Dr Chris

Yet again, I find myself in conflict as my fingers hover over the keys.  Normally when I write a blog I am decisive and it is written in a few minutes.  With one topic it is always different: Depression.  Should I even write about this?  What will people think?  Will they think any less of …

2016: The Year I found my voice

Hello dear neglected blog.  Unfortunately, it has been a while since I last wrote.  This is due in no small part to the fact that I  managed to get flu proper which knocked me for six for a few weeks.  Fortunately, I’m now well and truly back on the mend and so I return to …

Attitude is (almost) everything

In the slightly less glamorous location of my office, and feeling decidedly colder I write my final reflections on a great trip to Las Vegas.  This time I want to focus on the importance of the attitude taken towards dealing with impairment and the difference it made for us.  For me, I think attitude is …