New Year’s Eve. What better time for a wander through the woods and some contemplation before all of the festivities start this evening.

Hope you all have a great night and if you haven’t gotten around to signing up for the 30 Day Contemplation Challenge tap here and tell us where to send it. It all starts up tomorrow! ?

Hear some words from the woods:

Ok, so we have this cool challenge starting up soon. I’d love for you to be a part of it.
Here are the details:
Don’t just settle for the same old New Year’s Resolutions. Do something FUN this year! Do something different.
Challenge yourself and two friends to start 2018 with a 30 Day Contemplation Challenge to bring a bit of inspiration and perspective to your life.
(Make this a resolution now by simply tapping here:
This is a resolution that will GIVE you motivation rather than taking massive effort…that will help you recharge rather than drain you. Every day for 30 days a short email will arrive in your inbox with something to consider, some thought experiment that might shift your perspective, some idea that might hit you at just the right moment.
#ContemplateMore in 2018 by joining the 30 Day Contemplation Challenge. The more the merrier, so get a few friends involved too! (I promise it will be easier and much more fun than a Dry January or a diet!)
Tap here and then check your inbox starting January 1st

OK, so like me, you’ve probably have your eye on Christmas, if not for the actual celebration of the birth of Christ, then for the time off from work and an opportunity to catch up with friends and family and course to get some cool gifts.

One of my end of year rituals is to start wrapping up the year come mid-November. What that entails is reflecting back over the year to see what I actually got up to as oppose to what I had planned to do.  And then come December, I start to look forward, past Christmas, and think about what I want to do for the new year.  I like to have all my intentions and resolutions decided before Christmas and already in motion.  I then take a few days off from thinking over the holiday period.  My intent is to already have momentum on my new goals as I roll into January.

Alright, that’s the long way round to telling you about the 30 Day Contemplation Challenge we’re running in conjunction with our Havana Cafe Sessions Podcast.  Here’s the lead in:

Aristotle said contemplation is the highest form of happiness.
And yet…we are often too busy being busy to take time out for serious contemplation.

Over the 30 days, we will help you carve out a few moments of your day with either a new question to contemplate or thought experiment to try out.  By the end of the 30 days, you will emerge with a greater sense of self and a new perspective on what’s important in your life.

Anyway, I think it’s a great challenge and would love for you to join us.  Sign up now and then a few days before the challenge begins, we’ll send you an email to remind you to get ready.


And just in case you missed it, here’s the latest episode of the HAVANA CAFE SESSIONS podcast:

Monday’s Musical Journey Show in case you missed it.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”

– Jack Kerouac

I’m going all natural baby!

So i’m going into pushing heavy weights phase and this time I want to do it without supplements, you know like back in the days when I didn’t have the money to buy supplements so just ate loads of peanut butter and jam sandwiches.  I thought I’d catch up with my boy Phil ( Mr PT) and see what he had to say about supplements.

Have a listen:


Phil Sims –