Author Archives: Tim Wotton

About Tim Wotton

I live with my lovely wife (Katie) and spirited ten-year old son (Felix) in Morden, Surrey; working full-time as an internal communications specialist in the Oil & Gas sector. I have played sport, particularly hockey, tennis all my life and now regularly go to the gym. Cystic fibrosis has been a huge factor in my life, but not one that overshadows it. I have always had great support from my loving family - parents Margaret and Douglas (RIP), elder brother Chris and my twin brother Jez. I have many rich life insights based on knowing I have a reduced life expectancy and battling against the odds for over 44 years. My eyes and heart have been opened by my health struggle. I feel empowered to share my life lessons to help anyone with health and life issues to overcome. My passions include Paul Smith clothes, dress shirts (believing that it's enlightening to dress like it's your last day on earth), Alfa Romeo cars, spicey food, Harlequins and England rugby, Southampton FC, Wimbledon village and common, Dorset, seascapes, sunsets and military history. I am available for public speaking on this subject matter and can be contacted via timwottonAThotmailDOTcom. I have written a book 'How have I cheated death?' based on my euphoric countdown year to 40 which was published in 2014 and won the 2015 'Best Achievement' Award at the UK People's Book Prize. It is available via e-book, audiobook and paperback at Amazon and to order from UK bookstores. Go to the relevant sites below or in the UK go to a WH SMITH, Waterstones or Foyles bookstore and give them my name, book title and this ISBN number (9781849637190). It’s also available via GARDNER’S, BERTRAM’S, AUSTINMACAULEY.COM, BLACKWELL’S, PLAY.COM, AMAZON.CO.UK AND AMAZON.COM

The Gift

This is perhaps the greatest gift you can ever give yourself… and it costs nothing! I’ve started a new and exciting podcast focused on ‘The Gift’ of presence and the power of the mind to overcome life and health challenges, … Continue reading

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No choice

Quite often in life, you only find out the full extent of your inner resilience and fight when you have no other choice… The definition of a warrior, especially in former times, is a brave or experienced soldier or fighter. … Continue reading

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In Dreams

People with chronic long-term health conditions like cystic fibrosis (CF)* will tell you that they never get a day off. Well truth be told, if they are committed to defying their medical odds, they probably won’t get the night off … Continue reading

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Day in the life of…

What would be the image that conveys your daily life? Here is mine showing my battle with the chronic illness cystic fibrosis (CF)*… They say a picture paints a thousand words and this ‘day in the life of’ really hits home. … Continue reading

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Where does one go in challenging times? The answer lies within… In the UK, we endured a tough and prolonged winter. For me, this was punctuated by one of my punishing IV treatments for my cystic fibrosis (CF)* earlier in … Continue reading

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The Shape of Love

I want to celebrate some major milestones and pay homage to the single-most important word in our human language… love! This Friday 2 March, marks the 50th golden wedding anniversary for my mum, Margaret and my dad, Douglas. Sadly, dad … Continue reading

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One more try

As we countdown to Christmas, I offer you the gift of prose – a resilience poem – which I reckon all of us can benefit from… I honestly believe that there are very few people who live a charmed life, despite appearances … Continue reading

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