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  • Why you should use the New Year to your advantage

    By Keith Porter on January 2, 2016
    I have mixed feelings about the whole ‘New Year’ thing. Apart from the fact that I’d be too worried about the taxi queue to even consider going out in Chelmsford on New Years Eve, I see the ‘fresh start’ connotations of a New Year as both good and bad. The bad is that the success rate of a New Year […]
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  • Conquering the discomfort zone

    By Angela Porter on June 16, 2015
    It is almost a year since Keith, Lucas and I left our home to spend three months in America. We had taken the decision to start our new self-directed life with a trip back to the summer camp Keith had worked at for four summers during his early twenties. The promise of living in one of the most beautiful places […]
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  • Why you need a big, scary goal

    By Keith Porter on April 15, 2015
    The rehearsals were going really well. The harmonies were coming together beautifully, and the setlist was heading in the right direction. But there was something missing. All of this effort, preparation and attention to detail had no purpose, because we didn’t have a gig to get ready for. This was the situation back in 2001, when me and my pals […]
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  • Guess what? You don’t know everything

    By Keith Porter on February 17, 2015
    Remember when you were a kid and you got an extra day off because the teachers had a training day? It was pretty awesome, wasn’t it? Well, now one of my (many) jobs is as a Primary School teacher, I experienced a different perspective on this glorious phenomenon recently, as my regular Friday, teaching Year 6, was replaced by a […]
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  • Writing your own Paleo code

    By Keith Porter on February 9, 2015
    Hands up if this sounds like you: You start a new training regime or diet, go gung-ho into it and then gradually lose your enthusiasm until you’re back to where you started. Anyone? Ah, yes. Most of you. Me too, back in the day. And yet, we all keep doing it, despite the fact that we’ve all been down this […]
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  • How to avoid decision making burnout

    By Keith Porter on January 15, 2015
    I’m standing in the middle of my kitchen. In front of me is the kettle. Above the kettle is the cupboard where we keep the tea and coffee. Behind me, the cupboard with the plates. The clock over my left shoulder says 7:47pm. I’ve been home a few minutes. Angie is asking me a question, but I’m not really listening. […]
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  • No diets, just back to normal

    By Keith Porter on January 6, 2015
    My friend Ilse explained something great on Facebook earlier this month. After a few indulgences at Christmas, she wasn’t going to start some new diet as part of a New Year’s Resolution – she was just going to go back to normal. Now, normal for Ilse is not normal for most people. We’ve both been following a Real Food diet […]
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  • My 2014 Annual Review

    By Keith Porter on January 1, 2015
    When I sat down to write about my year at the end of 2013, there were two obvious things that stood out. Our son, Lucas, was born, and my Grandad died. Those two events shaped my year so much, that it was easy to know where to start. This year is different. So much has changed, and we’ve come so […]
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  • Finding the real you

    By Keith Porter on December 7, 2014
    Back in 2009, I took a job with a big manufacturing company in the UK, working in their communications department. It was the first communications job that I’d got on my own, without knowing anyone at the company or using my slowly expanding network. As such, it was kind of like my first ‘real’ job, so I wanted to make a […]
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  • My top tip to find your path to better health

    By Keith Porter on November 26, 2014
    I picked up a copy of the Daily Mail a few weeks ago when I was sitting in my parents’ conservatory. I know, I know. You’re disappointed in me. But I couldn’t help myself, as there was apparently a lot about ‘health’ in there that was daring me to pick it up and read it. So I did. I read […]
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