Recovery, Russell Brand.

I surprised myself by buying this book. I was also taken aback when I saw that I bought the audio book last year, more about that later.

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, as you do,  and I saw the image of a video that I'd seen before. This time though my audio was set to on; so the first few seconds of it played. They were enough for me to watch the rest of the video.

It was Russell Brand. In my head, I was wondering how could this man who was at the very edges of society now be giving good advice on how to overcome addiction. Without another second passing, I went to Amazon and bought his book.

I was surprised to read Russell talking about his addictions,  family upbringing, and recovery so openly and with such insight. Perhaps as an MSc student of International Politics and Religion at SOAS the guy had matured and grown. Perhaps he just recovered.

I have heard of 12 step programs before but I'd never really studied them.  I also have eaten enough...

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It's Not As Morbid As It Sounds. Honest!

I want you to write your own obituary. There I said it. Be patient with me and you’ll see why this can create such a significant turning point in your life. Most people have heard of the Nobel Peace Prize, it was set up by Alfred Nobel. What most people do not know about him is that he was the Swedish inventor and engineer who invented dynamite.

One morning when Alfred Nobel was reading the paper he was shocked to read his own obituary. His brother had passed away and the newspaper made a mistake and printed Alfred’s obituary in error.

The obituary read, “The merchant of death is dead”.  It went on - “Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday.”

Alfred never married and did not have any children. He was devastated with what he read and was concerned with how he would be remembered.  On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest...

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