I know this isn’t a conventional topic for my blog, but I hope you’ll agree that it’s an understandable exception. Saturday was simply one of the most perfect days of my life. The setting was amazing; the OBE Chapel in the crypt of St Pauls, surrounded by the tombs of William Blake, Wren, Nelson and […]
In 1983 an experiment by Benjamin Libet seemed to indicate that our unconscious was responsible for behaviour that we attributed to our own free will. This isn’t something that we as humans take kindly to – after all, you’re in charge of your decisions, aren’t you? His experiment seemed to say no, so it will […]
Many athletes follow routines that help their frame of mind, or keep with them times that make them ‘lucky’. In this article Trevor explores why this is so, how they can be a help, and how to avoid them being a hindrance. Did you know it’s bad luck to read this without now reading the […]
I spent yesterday sad at the passing of Patrick Swayze. Strange, isn’t it, how we can be moved by the circumstances of someone we’ve never met? I can’t claim him as a hero because I don’t know much of him as a real person, but I connected with him in some way through many of […]
In one of his last speeches John F Kennedy spoke about how Frank O’Connor the Irish writer, spoke in one of his books, how, as a boy, he and his friends would make their way across the countryside, and when they came to an orchard wall that seemed too high and too doubtful to try […]
Trevor is learning Wing Chun, the form of Kung Fu that formed the base of Bruce Lee’s technique. He recently attended a seminar with the leading practitioner of his style in Europe and, having just been invited to become a monthly contributor to the magazine, took the opportunity to question him.
In a fascinating article you can read in full by clicking on the link at the end of this blog Sharon Begley relates some recent research that shows that, despite it being six million years since apes and humans split from our common ancestor, they are still able to understand our emotional expressions. even more […]
Trevor continues his explanation of how our approach can often bring rapid improvement for this condition.
I’m not a great one for sitting about; relaxing for me is usually some kind of activity like running or martial arts. However this year I have been working on adjusting the balance between ‘doing’ and ‘being’, and I’ve found that giving myself more time and space to watch the world has opened up my […]
In this article Trevor uses examples from the mindsets of elite athletes to show how you can use your mind to push you to even higher levels of performance.