‘Quit Lit’ and the Origin of Zombies

I’VE BEEN OFF THE BOOZE since December 2017.

This isn’t the first time I’ve joined the ranks of the teetotal.

On other occasions (I was off it for a year while living in Colombia), I trialled the lifestyle and for one reason or another, always found myself slipping back into old habits. Familiar company. Read more

A Life Less Ordinary

RAISED ON A DIET of American self-help books in my teens probably had something to do with my relative weirdness.

Tony Robbins had me believe I could walk through walls. Wayne Dyer convinced me that my limiting thoughts had created the wall. Richard Bandler made me doubt whether the walls even existed. Read more

How To Be Teetotal Abroad (Without Being a Dry Shite)

It’s been eight months since I had me some booze.

I’ve been in Colombia for seven of those eight months. Living in a foreign country, with the many cultural differences, not least language issues, has been difficult. Throw into the mix that I initially didn’t know a soul here and you get the idea of how time can drag. Read more

The Delay of Death

The Delay of DeathAbout a couple times each year I clean up my list of Facebook friends.

Solo travel for nine months in 2013/14 meant that I met a lot of people on the road. Many of these were token adds, promising to meet further on our journey.

This week I decided it was time to streamline my news feed for people I actually consider friends. Read more

Episode 5 of #Reid2Write – Patrick Hyland of The Irish Introvert talks Comfort Zones, Inspiration and Giving Up Booze

I WAS FORTUNATE to (virtually) meet the next guest of my #Reid2Write interview series. He reached out to me after I commented on a mutual blog that we both followed.

Doing a little digging into his own background, I found an interesting story and one that had parallels with my own journey of self-improvement.

I’m a seeker of original voices, giving people who have a talent for communicating, a platform to reach a wider audience. Read more