Resilience in the Age of Anxiety

True resilience is found where we least expect it Chances are you know precisely what anxiety feels like. How can you not? We live in the...

The Power of Vulnerability

Redefining masculinity A few years ago, soon after leaving the military, I attended a Remembrance Day parade in a small village near...

FEAR

How facing our fears increases our capacity to love Love is the opposite of Fear. Hate, jealousy, doubt, anger, violence are all the...

The Principles of Joy

How acknowledging, focusing on and practising activities that bring me joy leads me to peace These Principles of Joy are my own. I do not...

Be Brilliant, Be Lazy

The Virtues of Laziness In 1933, the Chief of the German Army, General Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, is attributed with a wonderfully...

"Baby Body, Baby Mind"

How a supple and flexible body leads to a healthier mind When I first approached my GP and asked for help with anxiety, I was offered two...

Appearances Are Deceptive

Those who appear toughest may be most in need of help The photo below was taken at the end of my tour in Afghanistan in 2008. What words...

The Power of Compassion

How my experiences fighting in Afghanistan became the catalyst for peace Between 2004 and 2012 I served in the UK’s elite Parachute...