A Beautiful Day In Gairloch

It’s just gone 5pm on Saturday 20th July 2019.

I’m sitting in the garden in Gairloch. To my front is by far one of the most picturesque backdrops of Scottish scenery I’ve ever seen.

We are just home from a family walk on the beach. I’ve been bouldering with my boys and Rocco’s had his first long walk, play in the sand, swim in the sea and he’s had his first feline encounter. 

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We’ve walked from the Habibti holiday home in Hill of Fasaich to Gaineamh Mhòr beach and home again.

Andrea Bocheli is singing to me via Spotify and my portable boogie box the joys of technology 🙂 

I sit here contemplating the day gone by as I sip on an 18 year old highland park single malt whiskey.

A lovely Christmas gift from Stevie, my client and new friend that’s sadly nearly finished. I enjoy my malt poured neat over ice and a drop of water the sweet but sharp tastes are swimming over my tongue.

The sun is bright and hot it’s making my body tingle as it gently caresses my skin.

I’m here and present to it all, soaking it in, swimming in the serenity of the moment, playing with my senses squeezing every bit of joy out of it that I can. 

I think about Maggie, my mum. 5ft soft grey hair with a look of dame Judy Dench about her. I think about how she would have appreciated the beauty in this moment as much as I am. 

My chin wobbles as I’m flushed with sadness only those who’ve lost a loved one truly understand and now, the tears are streaming down cheeks.

Such a cocktail of emotions. I AM fully present. My mind is still, my body alive and my emotions dancing. Time has stopped for a moment and all there is, is now. 

Today’s been one of those days.

A perfect day one where memories are made and many of the moments magical in the same way Maslow defined as peak experiences. 

I slept until 09:40am. I’ve been rebellious this last week, sleeping in and staying up late watching the latest box set of Billions and weepy movies like 5 feet apart. 

This is the total opposite of how I normally live. It’s been refreshing, relaxing and rejuvenating.

I brewed some fresh coffee as I hydrated and took my vitamins and minerals.

Then sitting at the fabulous dinning table looking out onto the North Atlantic Ocean I journal on my note pad.

Today I am grateful for…

Today I appreciate…

Today I love…

Today I am proud of…

Today I am excited about…

My pen danced over the paper as my feelings flow. I am seeding the spirit of the day and starting to induce my Peak State Producer. 

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I finish my journaling with…

“Today is a beautiful day all is well in my world and I choose to make it so”.

I read a chapter of The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (I’ll write another blog on that experience in itself) 

This is a snap shot of our beautiful time here in Gairloch. 

Thank you Lorne and Taroub Carrera. Watching you all improve and grow in front of me is reward enough. 

To be gifted your beautiful holiday home in Gairloch is the nicest reward I’ve had since this journey began 2003. 

Thank you so very much.

Time to BBQ a feast as the kids enjoy the hot tub.

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Until the next time, “Strength for Life”


Davie McConnachie, creator of DMC Fitness and Dynamic Mind Conditioning, is an expert health and wellness coach, multi-award winning motivational speaker, award-winning gym owner, writer, and published poet.

Athletically, Davie has competed nationally in MMA, Boxing, and Thai Boxing, and internationally in kettlebell sport. Davie enjoyed the London Marathon, several half marathons and is a regular mountain trekker.