ICARUS Online in the News


At the beginning of the week I was interviewed by a journalist from my local paper the Press and Jornal and talked about the work that me and David Bellamy are doing to help bring change to the military charities sector and also to speed up access to treatment for veterans, uniformed services & their… Read More

When Life is Abruptly Put into Perspective.


Life has a strange way of shaking you up sometimes and not necessarily by directly affecting you but through family and friends. The last 24 hours have reminded me of how fragile we as human beings can be at times. I’m not going to go into specific details here because that’s not appropriate, what I… Read More

Life Design


For a long time I thought I was happy with my job, I was doing what I’d set to do in joining the Royal Marines. I worked with like-minded people, got paid to stay exceptionally fit, got fed four times a day and was provided with a roof over my head. The trade-off was that I… Read More

Altering Perceptions


A wise old gentleman retired and bought a modest home near a school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then the new school year began. The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful exuberance and after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, banging merrily on every dustbin… Read More

Choice: Excuse or Success


My last post ended on the subject of choice, you have plenty in front of you and some of those in the past may have been considered as reasons for not doing things that help you achieve your goals. In truth, they’re not reasons, they are excuses. For one reason or another you chose a… Read More

What You Believe Leads to What You Achieve


In my last post, which was on Boxing Day, I talked about reviewing the last year and how much of what you set yourself to achieve came to fruition and to look at why you did or didn’t achieve that and your beliefs around it. This is a continuation of that theme because throughout January… Read More

Making the Most of Your Heroic failures


Who you are matters. What you’re trying to make out of  your life matters. The skills you are developing as a person and in your career matter. You won’t always be “winning” in your life, that is an unrealistic expectation for anyone to have. What REALLY matters is that you don’t allow your setbacks or failures… Read More

Leave Your Past in the Past 


At various times throughout our lives we can feel overwhelmed with sadness, loss, bitterness, anger etc and it’s hard to believe that your life will ever change, or you’ll ever be able to smile or laugh again. The truth is you will, it won’t always be this bad and there are things you can do to… Read More

How Scarcity Affects Our Minds


I mucked up this morning and missed out this link referring to the original  author of this article, Dr Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. who writes for Psychology Today and has her own practice in Marin County: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201401/the-psychology-scarcity?quicktabs_5=0 When we experience emotional deprivation in childhood, this feeling of not being important or lovable enough can persist into adulthood… Read More