Overview of Chapter 2: What Drives Our Shame

A little earlier than suggeested, but here is a sneak preview of what will be included in the 2nd chapter of Connected Living. This was a bit of a struggle, and quite challenging. So feedback will be much appreciated. Personal messages are helpful. If you do like it please feel free to share with others.Continue reading “Overview of Chapter 2: What Drives Our Shame”

Well that didn’t go as I thought

  You will remember on Monday I was planning on inspiring a group of teenage boys to consider Nursing as a career. I have worked with children for the past 25 years, so you would expect that I would understand how teenagers react to something that is new and maybe challenges their view of theContinue reading “Well that didn’t go as I thought”

A leap of faith

I don’t normally write a blog during the week, as I am usually too done in to think of anything useful to write. Tonight however I feel inspired to write a bit about my day today and to talk about an event that happened nearly a month ago, something that I found myself talking aboutContinue reading “A leap of faith”

Entering the arena, sharing and taking feedback with grace

This week I shared with you all the overview of the first chapter of my fledgling book. I copied and pasted it from google docs, put it in italics so you could tell which bit was the exposition. I added a picture than hovered over the publish button, asked myself, ‘should I, or shouldn’t I’,Continue reading “Entering the arena, sharing and taking feedback with grace”

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”

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”