The harsh truth about achieving safety (and just about everything else in life)

This post is about one of the hardest things you can do in life. It's about overcoming momentum.   Here’s the thing about situational awareness, or paying attention to your surroundings. You can post about how you’re always in “condition yellow” at your favourite forum all you want. You can read up on all the… Continue reading The harsh truth about achieving safety (and just about everything else in life)

Ladies – the handbag doesn’t count

No woman wants to hear this. And most will skip reading this so that they can avoid the uncomfortable emotions. But YOUR HANDBAG DOESN’T COUNT!   I am completely thrilled that you choose to carry a weapon. Honest to goodness happy and chuffed. Whether it’s something you decided for yourself, or whether it’s to get… Continue reading Ladies – the handbag doesn’t count

This is why you’re still unhappy. And how to get happy (+ a free bonus tip on how to actually stick with your diet).

This is how to take control of you own happiness. The principles that you can apply any time, any place.   Rules suck. You have to memorise a new rule for every single situation. I’m a big fan of principles. If you understand the principle then you can make it work in your life.   Think… Continue reading This is why you’re still unhappy. And how to get happy (+ a free bonus tip on how to actually stick with your diet).

Why I am the ultimate decision maker in my family

I am a husband and a father. I make the final decisions in my family. Want to know why (it's not all that pretty)? I could go into the whole man/woman thing where a typical woman wants her husband to make most of the decisions*, but instead I'll get to the reason from my point… Continue reading Why I am the ultimate decision maker in my family

What’s the best shortcut to staying safe?

Today you’re going to learn the easiest self defense rule in the book. This one rule will keep 95% of shit out of your life. There are plenty of self defense shortcuts. They’re easy to understand. They’re simple to apply in your life. But they're not always easy to apply – because sometimes you won’t… Continue reading What’s the best shortcut to staying safe?

This is how you defend yourself from stress

Would you like to know how to get rid of stress? Want to know what causes it? Even better, want to know how to control and end it? This is one of the things I’ve learnt over the past year or so to realise that I am the only person who controls my happiness and… Continue reading This is how you defend yourself from stress

What’s happiness got to do with safety anyway?

She was driving me absolutely fucking bonkers. I was trying to get to sleep and my little daughter was not sleeping. Actually she was wide the heck awake. She was jabbering on about her toy pony. Then asking me to make another warm bottle for her. Then she wants to help with the bottle, doing… Continue reading What’s happiness got to do with safety anyway?