life & business coaching

Getting The Right Help To Overcome Drug Or Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction can ruin lives, and affect not only the person with the addiction, but also their family and friends. Knowing someone close to you has a serious problem with drugs can be soul destroying, particularly when you feel helpless, but getting the right help for your family member or friend can help both you and them to …

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Steps To Assist You In Seeking Addiction Help

When an individual is addicted to any substance, whether it be alcohol or drugs, there are a tremendous number of negative side effects that can impact their health, as well as impact their relationships. While many individuals simply accept this addiction and fall into a life of despair, other individuals begin to recognise these negative side effects and have a …

So now that I’m a Published Author…

So now that I’m a Published Author… There’s something inherent within the psyche of a potential writer that yearns and bellows for recognition and significance. Writers,just like Athletes, who are shot down or lose a challenge, tend to come roaring back with a vengeance like no other vocation out there, and a writer is constantly on a quest to prove …

My top 12 professional speaking tips

After I finished speaking at an event in Camden on Easter Sunday, I was stood outside chatting to a couple of young women when one of them asked me how I did it. What she was referring to was my ability to speak before a crowd without showing any nerves or anxieties, and to speak with such confidence and charisma.

The Big Climb – I’m Kilimanjaro Ready!

I came across a brilliant quote today: “Everyone has mountains to climb … sometimes those mountains are in our minds … True triumph is about trying, whatever the result.” These wise words came from Bernard Goosen, a man I admire for his determination and strength despite the obstacles and adversity he has faced in life. Bernard didn’t let a little …

When is the right time for change? The time is now!

I’m acutely aware that many people around the world make new years’ resolutions at the end of one year into the next. Many of these will be “I’m going to drink less”, or “I’m going to eat less chocolate”, or “I’m going to quit smoking” or “I’m going to get fit and healthy back at the gym”, etc. And these …

Welcome to Ian Young

This is a story that needs to be told. Well, at least I need to tell it. I’m bound by my commitment to return the favour that the Spirit of the Universe deemed appropriate for me to recover, to then pass it on. Having successfully recovered from drinking and drugging, part of my mission and commitment to life and society …

Addicts claiming the dole. Is there any hope?

21st April 2011 So all over the news today is a story being leaked by the Conservative and Liberal Coalition regarding how Addiction and Obesity are putting an unnecessary strain on our dole and the social welfare.  http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Politics/Incapacity-Benefit-More-Than-80000-Claim-For-Obesity-And-Addiction-Govt-Figures-Show/Article/201104315976375?lpos=Politics_First_UK_News_Article_Teaser_Region_2&lid=ARTICLE_15976375_Incapacity_Benefit%3A_More_Than_80%2C000_Claim_For_Obesity_And_Addiction%2C_Govt_Figures_Show The Government’s suggestion is that we generate more jobs for these people, to move them off the dole. The opposition’s point of …

The Big Society – what’s the big deal?

The Big Society – what’s the Big Deal? Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been hearing the phrase “The Big Society” and not really understood what it’s a reference to or what was being described. But I came to understand it a little clearer when it was pointed out via various media channels (most notably Twitter) that this is …

Psychedelia: is it really a cure for Alcoholism?

Saturday 4th December Psychedelia: is it really a cure for Alcoholism? I loved this piece of writing in the Guardian newspaper from earlier this week http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/nudge-alcoholism-drug-abuse The article considers how LSD, Peyote and other psychedelic drugs could help cure alcoholism and drug addiction! The author considers the Native Indians’ answer to the alcoholism that ravaged their reservations in the 19th …