Monthly Archives: October 2015



This moment was a positive on a difficult day. My son gave a speech at his close friend’s funeral last Friday. He was 19. It was a horrible day but this was a huge positive in that day. My son recalled memories they had together and what Jack’s life would mean to him and his friends. Without bias it was one of the best speeches I had ever heard. I was and am beyond proud. He was the difference for me, his mum and all of those that heard him speak. Thankyou Ben Waterman.

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A Difficult Discussion by Chris Joseph



I love running, but I love my family more!
Last weekend I was faced with a dilemma. Run the Cardiff half marathon or go to a birthday party in Ascot!
You might be thinking – that’s a no-brainer! But it wasn’t. I’d signed up and paid for the race months ago. I love the the buzz of 10’s of thousands of footsteps around me – the energy – the movement.
I also love my wife and kids and I’m away for quite a few weekends over the next couple of months.
It was a values clash. I meditated on it. I learnt that my value for connection with family and friends was greater than my value for running and fitness.
I went to the party … I was the difference for my family…. I did check that they wanted me to go first!

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