Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)

As a lot of you will know,¬† I have been talking about writing a book about connected living. Yes another book about success. Although¬†I shy away from defining what success is and leave that up to the reader, other than suggesting if you want to have a life that is positive and fulfilling you areContinue reading “Outline of Chapter 1 of Connected Living (Your Well Being)”

A Monk, Ruby, a Neuroscientist, Gaz, Midfulness and a Lot of Human Factors

  I am a little bit done in this weekend. This week has been pretty full on. I have been trying to think what I did during the day on Monday, and I am really struggling to remember exactly what I did do, it is a bit of a blur. I remember meeting up withContinue reading “A Monk, Ruby, a Neuroscientist, Gaz, Midfulness and a Lot of Human Factors”

Is Striving to Be Perfect Getting In The Way of Your Success?

How many times do you not try something new, for fear of not being able to do it, or looking stupid? Weekly, if you are anything like me. I really envy those people who can just throw themselves in to new situations, with no apparent fear of failure. When I think about my life upContinue reading “Is Striving to Be Perfect Getting In The Way of Your Success?”

Wrestling with Foggy

I haven’t been for a run for 2 weeks. I had used a variety of excuses including rain, tiredness, and not enough time. I tell you this has definitely had a detrimental effect on my well-being. If you had asked me last week how I was doing, I would have said, I am fine, inContinue reading “Wrestling with Foggy”

Those Wonderful Moments of Parenthood

  We all remember the day our children were born, their first steps, the first time they say mummy or daddy. Then there is that moment when you say goodbye to them on their first day of School. Then all their landmarks throughout their school life and childhood. Last night we went to see myContinue reading “Those Wonderful Moments of Parenthood”

Do you consider yourself a leader?

Are you a leader? I bet there are a lot of you that would either say no or have to think hard about your answer? Do you take responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and do you have the courage to develop that potential? If you answered yes to that question, thenContinue reading “Do you consider yourself a leader?”

The comfort of a good moan

I love a good moan. Moaning is comfortable, its comfortable because it is easy. All you have to do is sit in judgement with no responsibility, and ultimately don’t take action. We all love it, but we really do need to limit its use to being the precursor to problem solving, to move away fromContinue reading “The comfort of a good moan”

Memories of Leaving Home

Earlier in the week, I was talking to my eldest son about his University application, where he would like to go and what he would like to read. I do love our conversations, especially the ones that take place in the kitchen, whilst we are both busy doing stuff. It seems the more involved weContinue reading “Memories of Leaving Home”

Reflective Compassionate Practice

A few months ago I was asked to design and deliver a workshop on professionalism to a group of nurses. When I was thinking about what to talk about I was thinking about the challenges faced by nurses in an increasingly complex workplace. On the face of it, our workplaces do feel more stressful thanContinue reading “Reflective Compassionate Practice”

HARD Goals

Today I was delivering Clinical Supervision training with the wonderful Janis Hostad. So yes it was a good day full of fun and challenge (I love co-delivering with Janis). Anyway that is not the reason for this blog, although one day I might do a blog on working with Janis, as it is so muchContinue reading “HARD Goals”