• Inspiring positive change in football: Praise for Gareth Southgate and team

    Ahead of tonight’s World Cup Football Semi-Final, England vs Croatia, I want to take a moment to highlight the fantastic mental health work done by Gareth Southgate’s team. This article in the Guardian outlines the incredible work the England football team have done with a psychologist, Pippa Grange, to work through issues relating to mental health, to re-frame their perspectives,…

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    A Happiness Framework

    Every so often I have the spark of an idea which hasn’t yet fully formed into an article or reflection piece. Some ideas (like this one!) are big, broad-stroke conceptual frameworks and others just little thoughts and ‘ponderings’! I am putting these little ideas out in the world in the hope of better understanding where I am close to the…

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    Friday Favourites – 6th July 2018

    Happy Friday! The past few weeks in the UK we have been experiencing the most beautiful weather, and for the first time in years I have (*touch wood*!!) barely suffered from hayfever so I have been outside any chance I can. I have recently been pondering the importance of getting out in nature, and have considered the factors which have…

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    Be more busy: When standing still leads to burnout

    In the self-help world, there are an abundance of techniques prescribed to help you to press pause, take time for yourself to rest and to take a step back from stressful jobs. And it seems all roads lead ultimately to: meditation. Meditation is fast becoming a catch-all, cure-all panacea as the western world is jumping on the meditation bandwagon and…

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    Friday Favourites – 29th June 2018

    I’ll confess. My plan to write the Friday Favourites as a means to continually drive myself forward has fallen by the wayside somewhat… And it’s only week one. To present my own defence, I have been working toward a marketing qualification and had an assignment deadline Thursday night, so almost everything else in my life has been put on hold.…

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