what to do when you don’t like your response
Quarter 1 2021
leaping to freedom
how to remember that we each have a bank balance for our recognition
the last time I will refer to recent celebrations
in which I tell a birth story
the most important thing to do in uncertainty
empty boxes and opportunity
getting it wrong and taking responsibility
how to deal with disappointments and why age 47 might be tricky
how just one sentence got me thinking differently
(why it’s called humpday and what we can do about it)
five reflections from the film
Why 8 seconds just isn’t enough
(in short–it takes practice)
How the scientists are recognising the personal impact of the pandemic
four ways to make progress even when it is going wrong
What to do when the conditions are against you
“He’s got a great deal more to offer than any of you realise, including himself”
Is there anywhere you have always wanted to go?
Something different today.
Let’s not be depressing and start with a positive mindset.
it’s all about the wabi-sabi🍜
in short: you probably are
in memory of Tony Hsieh
remember that gratitude and thankfulness is far more than a hashtag, sentiment or even a festival in America. It has a lasting impact on you and those around you
Spoiler: there's more to your fulfilment than being happy
Good leadership makes all the difference.
It tends to get quite a bad press, but looking back is no bad thing, actually - as long as we do it for the right reasons.
Being with a leader who is comfortable in their own skin, and comfortable with their part to play, is so appealing.
It feels good when we do good, doesn’t it? Apparently, we are actually hard-wired to do good.
We are continuing to focus our efforts on specific responses to the Covid crisis, both near and far.
Today's message is quite simple: there is room for you.
Can we switch our fixed mindset for a growth one? Or are we stuck with our inherited disposition forever?
When busy, busy, busy turns to overwhelm
A sidekick walks alongside you, champions you, both serves and leads you.
I had an awful work day last week.
At the time of writing, I am just getting ready to be allowed out the house after our two-week quarantine sentence
I'm OK in a plane (just about), and I'm actually OK when I'm in a zip wire and I know the floor isn't that far away.
If you're anything like me, there may be beliefs that you hear inside your head that drive your behaviours.
Honestly (ashamedly), these words have been muttered by me a few times in this season. In exasperation, out of exhaustion, or perhaps from a bit of the-grass-is-greener-mentality.
2020 so far has been about facing a hidden enemy. Covid19 hit the world and knocked everyone off kilter.
What it is, why we need it, and how to do it right
I was out with some friends for dinner last night. We were chatting about the joys and woes of work, parenting, being busy, having stuff to do and not enough time. We were also taking a rose-tinted look at the days when our children were younger and how life seemed a little less complicated then. We hit upon a realisation.
I didn’t imagine the big 4-0 to really matter too much to me. I’m not even a massive birthday person, which is convenient when you share your birthday with your son, for whom birthdays are a big deal. My husband will say otherwise - he says I like to have a ‘birthday month’. But actually, all that really matters to me on my birthday is to be remembered, to be thought about in some way by those that love me the most.
I love a good goal setting exercise. Fresh starts, new beginnings, a chance to start over and dream and reimagine. I love goals so much I enforce it on my husband and kids every year - and this year I have upped the ante and we are doing MONTHLY goals too. Poor things.
Fear & its friends (and what we need to help us through)