The Last Of The Mohicans
I am unapologetically biased in singing the praises of this film.
It’s one of the best movies I have ever seen and it had a profound affect on me when I first watched it. Not many films do this.
The Last of the Mohicans is set in the 18th century frontier when the different cultures of the French, English, Native Americans, and colonists collide. The film is based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same name.
The film really demonstrates the differences in culture and mindset of the groups involved. It also demonstrate just how harsh these times were and how resilience, strength and adaptability were not an option but essential to survival.
In his usual dedication to a role, Daniel Day Lewis who plays the lead role, spent months learning to live off of the land and survival skills in preparation for his role.
A mesmerising movie set in incredible settings and accompanied by a wonderful soundtrack.
Blog – My COVID experience and battle plan
At the very beginning of the lockdown back in March I contracted the COVID Virus when it appeared to be at its most potent.
It caught me after an intense period of hard work that left me feeling run down. This is often always the way. Whenever we are tired and run down our immune response is vulnerable to viruses and infections. The COVID virus affected my breathing to the point where on several occasions, I was struggling for my breath for a few hours each time. Once I simply walked up my stairs at home to fast, which set off a three hour episode of bad breathing difficulties. The whole virus experience was extremely unpleasant and left me extremely tired and run down for weeks. Although I am now back to full fitness and coaching many clients, I am aware many people are still struggling to fully recover which is why I have written this blog. I also feel confident to share this, because unlike many that write similar blogs, I have actually had the virus when it was probably at its most potent and fully recovered from it.
I have laid out a battle plan for anyone interested in the blog below for prevention and tackling the virus. These habits are worth maintaining for general health and well-being regardless of any virus. It’s also important to remember that any well thought through eating plan and lifestyle habits are the foundation for disease prevention and not a pharmaceutical solution first.
So please click on the link below for tips and habits for combating the virus.
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Denzel Washington Motivation
Great 10 minute speech by movie icon Denzel Washington.
I’ve always questioned the idea that we need something to fall back. Spending time having something to fall back on splits focus and attention. The awareness of having something to fall back on can lure us there. Full commitment comes from having no other choice than chase those dreams and desires. Fail and fail again but never give up. Fall forward but not back.
Saying of the week.
“You have power over your
mind – not outside events.
Realise this, and you will
This weeks Podcast.
We are currently coaching a small group of young men through the course ‘On The Warriors Path’ and the main topic is on the development of character.
A very useful building block we use is one that we are all often doing anyway without being fully aware of it.
This is contemplating the virtue of others that we then adopt for ourselves.
I cover this in this weeks podcast and how we can become much more aware of it and make it a more deliberate practise.