The Sunday Quote: “Sometimes you have to step outside of the person you’ve been, and remember the person you were meant to be, the person you wanted to be, the person you are.” H.G.Wells Firstly shout out to my buddy and fellow ZEN Beast Pedro for providing the quote for todays final, live Qigong Daily […]

5 years ago, I sat in this chair and made my first post at Qigong15. Today’s post will be my 876th. And soon to be my last. Let me explain… My business has always been to share the best tools I can find to help you live a longer, healthier and happier life. In fact […]

“Wait until your dad gets home!” When I was child growing up in the sticks of Yorkshire, these six little words made my blood run cold. To be honest, I was a bit of handful. Taking things apart with my screwdriver and not being able to put them back together again. Trying flying experiments with […]

The Saturday Quote: “To me, the smell of fresh made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.” Hugh Jackman Tis a funny thing. I used to hate coffee. Now I love it. Who says change is a bad thing? Anyway, I was sat in a meeting last night and feeling a little bored to be […]

I‘ve always been a dreamer. I remember one of my teachers at primary school writing something along the lines of: “Marcus is a daydreamer preferring to spend most of his time staring out of the window blah, blah, blah” For my school report. As you can imagine my parents were over the moon to receive […]

I was 90 minutes late out of bed this morning. And feeling seriously worse for wear. How come? Because Clarabella and I stayed up way too late last night celebrating her getting a new job =) And I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent a good luck email yesterday. I […]

Just over 12 years ago, I stood outside the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. And I was genuinely confused. I’d just busted Clarabella out of hospital after she’d spent 8 days fighting an infection she’d picked up whilst giving birth to Ollie. She looked tired and pale. I put 8 day old baby Ollie into […]

I‘m busy writing the very first draft of the ZEN+ book. Which means I’m deeply immersed in research, Google Scholar is my new best friend and I’m drowning under a sea of notes, post-its and index cards. In other words I’m in hog heaven =) Researching Qigong, meditation, walking, calisthenics, High Intensity Training, food, diet, […]

On Wednesday August 13th, 2014 I was travelling on the Washington Metro. The day before I’d gone down to Tampa to spend a few hours with one of the worlds greatest knife makers. Now I was heading to Shady Grove at the end of the Red Line to meet Edie the PERFECT Qigong USA organiser. […]

The Sunday Quote: “Eat foods made from ingredients that you can picture in their raw state or growing in nature.” Michael Pollan I was talking with my mum and dad yesterday about going to the Powderham Castle food festival. I was explaining how I was looking for a grass fed, well treated meat supply and […]

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October 4, 2014

The Saturday Quote: Varjak looked down at the ground. He wished it would swallow him up. ‘I’ve failed you, Jalal. I’ve failed you, I’ve failed everyone!.’ ‘It’s not failure to make a mistake, my son, what matters is whether you can learn from it.’ Varjak Paw by S F Said I’ve got one word to […]

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Are You Too Comfortable?

October 3, 2014

The Friday Quote: “If you become great, then you can become happy. If you’re happy first, it’s much more difficult to be great.” Ivan Lendl You’ve heard the metaphor about boiling a frog right? The basic premise being if you put the frog into hot water it will jump right out, but if you put […]

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The one thing most successful people have in common

October 2, 2014

I like pasties. And in an effort to eat less processed food I decided to make my own last night. They were a great success. Absolutely delicious and so much tastier than shop bought. Clarabella took one look at them as they came out of the oven and said they looked like Stegosaurs and so […]

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The #1 skill a ZEN Beast should learn…

October 1, 2014

Just after 6am this morning I sat down and got my ‘Power Hour’ – as Ollie calls it – started with gratitude. One thing I’ve learned about gratitude is you can’t think it. You have to feel it at a gut level. Something else I’ve noticed as my gratitude practice deepens is I’m starting to […]

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There is no perfect human diet…

September 30, 2014

I love getting questions. Answering them is how I learn new stuff and get exposed to new ideas. Though these days I only have time to answer those that come from my clients and customers. Which makes sense when you consider they’re the ones that put food on my table. Anyway… I got a great […]

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