Chapter 4: How do you prefer to behave

Below is the outline of Chapter 4, please feel free to critique it for me. I do however have a fragile ego, so personal messages for critiques are much appreciated. No doubt the grammar is a little rough and I will be going over that again. Feel to tell me what you think of theContinue reading “Chapter 4: How do you prefer to behave”

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How I made my resolution count

Well it is that time of year again, the time of year we start talking about the resolutions we are going to make in the New Year. For years I would make a resolution that I would give up smoking. I made that resolution nearly every year for over 20 years, sometimes my resolution wouldContinue reading “How I made my resolution count”

My Christmas

I hope you all had the Christmas Day you were expecting. My day started at 6 am, whilst the rest of the family were still sleeping I got up (I still get excited about Christmas Day) to bake bread. This year I made bread rolls after my less than successful loaf last year. As itContinue reading “My Christmas”

Ugly Crying

The other day I made the mistake of watching Toy Story 3 alone. Oh god it was carnage. Now I enjoy this film and I also know being a sensitive soul I generally shed a tear at the end. Normally however there are members of my family around me, namely my sons who will haveContinue reading “Ugly Crying”

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you! Remember to have the Christmas that really plays to your values. Have the Christmas that sits comfortably, the Christmas that feels warm, cosy, familiar and natural. For me that means getting up at 6:30am and baking some bread, wearing the traditional Christmas morning outfit, my Christmas onsie. Whilst waitingContinue reading “Merry Christmas”

Are we all less resilient than we used to be?

Life seems tough at the moment. Are we less resilient in the face of the pressures of life, or is life just tougher? Maybe the answer is yes to both. Our work and personal lives are so much more complicated than they were a decade ago. Technology allows us to do so much more thanContinue reading “Are we all less resilient than we used to be?”

A valuable week

December is a stressful month. It always seems busier and more frantic than any other time of the year. The pressure built up by the impending festivities, as I mentioned in a previous blog adds to the stress. This need to have the best time at Christmas, seems to hang over people for the wholeContinue reading “A valuable week”

Connected Living Book Outline The Story So Far

So I know I said I might not show you the rest of Chapter 3 but I thought I might share what I have so far so you can read it all together if you have not yet managed to read any of it. Once I have finished it all I will then go backContinue reading “Connected Living Book Outline The Story So Far”

Doing what I love and connecting with my core values

This week has been fairly special doing all the things I love. I have facilitated group clinical supervision with a team of wonderful nurses, facilitated a team time out, spent time supporting colleagues with some very difficult experiences, coached twice, introduced clinical supervision to Health Care Assistants at their conference with my very special friendsContinue reading “Doing what I love and connecting with my core values”