If there's one thing that this period of time has taught us is that we can achieve most things we put our mind to...but sometimes we need to reach out for help. The world is still in a strange state of flux. The UK has more than 161,000 cases of COVID-19, more than 21,500 people… Continue reading Learning to be OK
In a time of uncertainty, is there really hope for the future?
People need to reconnect properly. Having recently run workshops where this was a key message throughout, the point was made even more on this morning's morning walk. In my workshops last week, the young people I worked with were discussing how there is always someone out there available to listen to us, but we need… Continue reading Disconnect to Reconnect
A question mark? I'm kidding, right? Happy New Year should be met with a full stop or better still, an exclamation mark...or should it? The festive season isn't festive for everyone, although I hope wherever you're reading this, you found a period of peace and time to reflect on the year. I've spent a week… Continue reading Happy New Year?
It can be one of the hardest things in the world to talk to others, especially in this age of screen staring, but talking is one of the most basic forms of communication that we can't afford to lose. It's been well documented on my blogs many times about my journey through the world of… Continue reading Just Talk
How often do we walk with our eyes shut? It's time we open ourselves to the world around us. I like a walk as much as the next man, but today was something else. Having had a few friends get in touch recently and a few meet-ups being arranged - hooray! - one of those… Continue reading Walking with your eyes open
Ah, the old Stealers Wheel song. Showing my age with that one. Admittedly, it was released way before I was born but it brings back memories from a show I was involved with which used it as their theme music. The words are hitting home right now. Been an interesting few weeks.
May. It signals that a third of the year has passed, we should be settled and know, within reason, how the year will pan out, and yet, for some, this month will be the worst of their lives.
Just three words that sum up 'social media'.
Never underestimate the benefit and power of your support networks. Whatever your current state of health, both physical and mental, the importance of reliable human contact cannot be underestimated. The same is true of business. It's virtually a year to the day when I took the bold move of quitting my job on health grounds… Continue reading Recovery is everybody’s business