It came completely out of the blue. No heads up that there may be redundancies in the company. No warning to set the ground for potential job losses. No nothing.

I’ve lost my job a handful of times in my career, which I actually had to think about because I…


“It’s all psychological. You yell ‘barracuda!’, people are like ‘Huh?? What?? You yell ‘shark’ and we got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.”

Those familiar with the film that introduced the world to the concept of a ‘summer blockbuster’ will know that these words are spoken…


How ongoing perspective provides the strength to go on.

Sometimes it’s a tempting thought to see if I can ‘fly’. Jurassic Coast, Dorset.

Do you ever have those moments when you just want to sack it all off and wish you could magically transport yourself to another kind of existence altogether? You too, eh? Glad it’s not just me then. …


A story about how doing nothing can actually be the best course of action.

Sometimes you just have to stop and take it all in. Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

We live in a world where we want and get everything we could possibly wish for almost immediately. We want to get from A to B? We press a few buttons and an internally fragrant chariot…


How pushing past your own expectations of self can instil great confidence.

My cousin and I after I ‘accidentally’ ran 10 miles.

I’ve been injured or ‘off-games’ for the past year or so with a chronic hip problem. In spite of various treatments and therapies, my left hip has been one stubborn bugger and has hindered me from doing, well…


Letting life wash over me on Anjuna Beach, Goa, India.

Back in December, I took myself off to India. Some people wondered and queried why I needed ‘another’ holiday, so soon after two-and-a-bit magical weeks in Mexico with my sisters. Yes, Mexico was great in many ways, creating memories to last a lifetime (a story for another post!) …


Finding the strength to stand on my own — Montana, US

There was a lot of media coverage in the UK press earlier this year about how more people should take pills to beat depression. This is a topic I know something about having been prescribed and taken Cipralex (Citalopram), one of the key anti-depressants covered in the media, for over…

Tom Conway-Gordon

International PR Consultant; Writer.

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