August 31, 2020

I’m sitting in my first ever “Humans First” meet up.  I’d been encouraged to go by two separate (wonderful) people that I have met over the last few years of being down in Dorset.  This group however, is VERY global.  Online, you don’t really feel like the “newbie”, be...

July 14, 2020

Can smiling really help your wound heal faster?

Martin Seligman is a huge positive psychology guru and I was first introduced to his work when his book “Flourish” appeared on the reading list for my coach training, then again when a friend was studying the impact of opt...

June 30, 2020

On my misty, drizzly walk to the beach this morning, I reflected on the stark difference from only 5 days ago.  Bournemouth hit the news for its swarms of people, piled on top of each other, with the associated illegal parking and anti-social behaviour, not to mention...

May 31, 2020

As if a blog post could be about the word “should”!? 

Take a moment to think though.

How many “should”s do you put pressure on yourself with on a daily basis?  How much do they weigh on your mind? How often do you ignore them? What is the result of doing, or not doi...

April 6, 2020

We all hear that sleep is important right, but why? 

Having recently finished reading about this, the criticality of it hit me full force, so I felt compelled to share.

If I had to call out the top 5 things I learnt, that stopped me in my tracks, they would be:

  • One o...

March 26, 2020

There are endless “how to” posts across all social media channels.  Washing hands and social distancing are of course essential (although I would love to see more about the “why”, to help people understand the reasons).  It is fact that those things are clear preventio...

February 28, 2020

I dreamt it so much, it actually happened. 

It just popped out.  I remember it, clear as day, exactly where I was sitting when the words “I don’t think I want to do this any more” tumbled out of my mouth.  I was left as speechless as my manager.  Time froze as the words...

January 31, 2020

Social media.  Love it or hate it, it seems now to be a way of life.  When you see a post, what happens?  When hitting like, do you think about the person that posted it?  Or is it about you?  What response are you looking for, in the “poster” or the “vi...

December 10, 2019

I’ve struggled for a long time, being able to talk openly about how I feel, under the “well-being” umbrella.  I’m not talking spas, yoga and smoothies, in fact, I get very frustrated when that is all that seems to be listed in the well-being section of a publication....

November 30, 2019

I spent yesterday with my dad, loading the wheelbarrow with logs and stacking near the house, ready for the imminent cold snap.  This time two months ago, we weren’t even sure if we’d see his smile or hear his crazy sense of humour ever again.  To be outside with him,...

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