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The Pain Cave

It’s November 14, 2020. It’s just after 03:15 am and I’m sitting in the back of a car. My running partner, James, is sitting in front and...

#challengeaccepted

There are always different challenges taking place on social media, whether it’s push-ups, dumping ice water over your head or even...

The Butterfly Effect

The picture in the header this week comes out of Kai’s Grade 1 school workbook. It was taken a couple of weeks ago as I sat with him to...

A Quivering Universe

Two weeks ago, on a Sunday, my family and I went out of the city to a venue where we could escape the “new normal” of the world. I spent...

A Polished Turd

Today is day something, sometime in the middle of April. At least that’s what I think. Lockdown causes a blur between days and dates for...

Eristic Escalation

So as of last Thursday, SA has an additional 2 weeks of lockdown, bringing it to a total of 5 weeks (for now). Who knows what the ...

A Fat Bodybuilder

Two weekends before lockdown (strange how my life is divided into life before and life after lockdown) my boys had a play date at our ...

A one armed drummer?

The first CD I ever bought, with my own money, was Def Leppard’s 1992 album Adrenalize. I have fond memories of “taping” the cd onto a...

A Dazzle of Zebras

So we are into day 4 of South Africa’s national lockdown in trying to flatten the curve. I’d like to say the world is changing but in...

Our event horizon

For awhile now I’ve avoided commenting on the Coronavirus. I’ve found some of the memes funny and have been shocked at peoples panic...

The Power of Proximity

I have been really lucky over the course of my therapeutic career to have been exposed and had access to some of the top teachers and...

Skew Trees

In 2004 and 2005 I spent some time playing rugby on the Gold Coast in Australia. I had left SA with the intention of qualifying to play ...

Swings and Roundabouts

My oldest little guy, Lake, loves to swim. In fact it’s the only sport he does do at school and if ever he got to the swimming Olympics,...

Go For The Nose

At the end of my rugby playing career I took a coaching job down in the KZN Midlands. It was a tough 2 years as I adapted to not playing...

Expect Less. Accept More

We’ve almost come to the end of January 2020 and if you’re like most people, your December holiday and rest is probably a distant memory...

Long Days, Short Years

Towards the end of last year I was having a conversation with a friend and mentor regarding the difficulties of raising children...

Fear is a Liar

If you have children of a school going age, today would have been a tough day for most of them and a relief for most parents as school...

Happy #20plenty!

Happy #20plenty! This is how a client wished me yesterday. I really liked it and thought how apt for the beginning of a new decade. So my...