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Nature lover and an eternal optimist at heart. I love to write about personal growth and mental health.

I learned a powerful lesson when I received an insightful letter from my future self

Maisie and me (Authors own)

Dear Terry

It’s yourself here. Greetings from 5 years in the future. I’ve come to check up on you. You’ve come a long way in your 47 years. Born and raised in Great Britain, you…

Does your cat have a case of crazies?

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If only cats had an off switch. If you’re a cat owner, no doubt you would have witnessed your furry friend suffer a case of cat crazies. We know cats need to blow off steam. They are high-energy animals displaying bursts of energy, whose idea of fun is tearing around…

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How would you feel if you opened your online banking app and saw a deposit for a dollar you weren’t expecting? You open up to the transaction details to find the reference fields reveal:

Crank up the dial to achieve the X-factor in your run

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“The only time I get runners high is when I stop running”. I love this funny yet powerful quote by Jerry Meyers, from the 2007 film/documentary Spirit of the Marathon.

Jerry’s quote evokes the realization that on one hand, running for some people is torture. The only joy or high…

The power to change can come from the most unlikely of places

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For many high-performing people, getting up early is the key to their success. Using the early hours before the rest of the world rises, to get things done. CEO of Apple, Tim Cook famously gets up at 3:45 am. …

What will you do today to prioritize your own health and wellbeing?

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It’s no surprise to anyone that 2020/21 has been an incredibly tough year. We have all suffered to varying degrees. Whether it’s losing full-time employment, gaining weight, or taking a hit mentally because of a Covid lock-down.

Though I was lucky enough to keep my full-time career. There were challenges…

I needed to make a change and become a better husband

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Six months ago, I was sitting on the couch in a therapist’s office. I wasn’t there by myself, and I wasn’t there because my marriage was falling apart. I was there with my wife because I love her. To support her. …

Every twist and turn provides an opportunity to learn.

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I’ve only been writing on Medium for just over one month. The first time I’ve ever taken writing seriously. I don’t see myself as a natural writer. I’ve always been creatively minded. Tending towards photography over the printed word. …

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Is it possible to give yourself an intervention?

Several years ago, my Facebook profile picture was a photo of myself with a glass of red wine in my hand. It was a black & white photograph, which I felt gave it an arty, moody style. I don’t know how other people saw me, but Looking back, I hated…

My experience with caring for our Ocicat Maisie after one year.

Our Ocicat Maisie relaxing after a hard day playing Photo: Author’s own
Our Ocicat Maisie relaxing after a hard day playing. Photo: Author’s own

There is nothing more a cat lover looks forward to than the opportunity to choose another kitten. My wife and I already have one cat. Our beautiful Biscuit: 17-year-old short-haired ginger female. …

Terry Bowyer

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