Category: Blog

Who Makes You Happy?

Who makes you happy? Who is that someone that even just thinking about them can make you smile, give you a bit of a warm feeling inside? Someone who gives you strength perhaps, builds your confidence …someone who enhances your wellbeing, brings a positive… Continue Reading “Who Makes You Happy?”

Bringing Help When You Can’t

So here we are, May 2021 and I am supposed to be in India. I am supposed to be in India delivering mental health training. I am supposed to be in India physically connecting with the people there who I love. I am supposed… Continue Reading “Bringing Help When You Can’t”

Making a difference

Do you ever wonder if you make a difference? I do. Some days I wonder if I am doing anything useful at all, adding value, doing any good … Some days I just think … What’s the point? I can spend the day meaning… Continue Reading “Making a difference”

Bullying? Never Okay.

I recently delivered some training on workplace bullying, harassment and mental health. It is a sad fact that, while organisations big and small proudly claim that it is not tolerated, bullying is alive and well in all walks and stages of life. It got… Continue Reading “Bullying? Never Okay.”

Mobile Phones: Shackled or Connected?

Shackled to my phone? Maybe … just a bit. We hear about this a lot these days. Everyone is tied to their phones … addicted. “It’s social media! Fake news! Bullying! Time wasting! Removed from reality! A scourge on our society …” Well they… Continue Reading “Mobile Phones: Shackled or Connected?”

Connecting physically from far away

If this last year or so has taught me anything, it is how reliant I am on the ability to physically connect with all those I love, whenever I choose. How incredibly lucky I have been over my life to be able to move… Continue Reading “Connecting physically from far away”

Most of us have lost people we love…

Sometimes I can smell my dad. Not B.O. or aftershave. He gave up smoking many years ago and he didn’t drink near the end either, so it isn’t that sort of scent. Sometimes I can just smell my dad. Dad died five years ago… Continue Reading “Most of us have lost people we love…”

What builds your energy?

What builds your energy? What brings excitement and power to your day? Do you find that some days are like making your way through a vat of treacle? That showing a bright and happy face is nigh on impossible and the thought of being… Continue Reading “What builds your energy?”

Have you ever felt exposed?

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I recently found myself exposed. Not in the…you have your dress tucked into your knickers after the toilet…or…you opened your mouth about something you have no idea about and showed your lack of any clue…type of way. No, I found myself exposed in the… Continue Reading “Have you ever felt exposed?”

What does giving look like?

I was recently talking to a member of the team about giving and sacrifice. We were looking at this sketch which they had sent through to me. Their take: “…people sacrifice a lot for others’ happiness – women do it – burn self and… Continue Reading “What does giving look like?”