The accidental poet

Saturday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. 2020 marks a time in history where the human race has never needed this more.  Not only has our collective physical health been threatened by the Coronavirus pandemic but, as study after study is demonstrating, our mental health has, and will continue to suffer.   I was part … Read more

Book review: Lost Connections by Johann Hari

As a wellbeing coach, I have an insatiable thirst for learning the latest ideas, models and views on wellbeing issues.  Consequently I have a long and ever expanding list of books, articles and podcasts to keep abreast of.  There are many ‘self-help’ and ‘management’ books which are relatively low on content with a few salient … Read more

Red light spells danger – or does it? Our internal warning system is not always right

I have been doing a lot of reading and research lately into neuroscience – the way in which our brain and nervous system works.  As well as being totally fascinating I am finding that the understanding we now have has widespread practical application in the workplace and generally in life.  The more we learn about … Read more