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”

A Special Week

As many of you will be aware the Hospital where I work has a coaching network that I have been coordinating since it’s start in March. Up until Thursday this was a temporary arrangement. However the hospital have made that co-ordinating role permanent and on Thursday I was interviewed for and offered the role, soContinue reading “A Special Week”

Mind The Gap

Below is a blog I wrote this morning for my coaching network blog at work. I have adjusted it slightly to make it more generic and accessible for people who work outside the NHS. I liked so I thought a slightly wider audience might like it too. This week I have been preparing for anContinue reading “Mind The Gap”

Loneliness

After all the lovely inspirational comments from my friends yesterday, threw myself into writing and researching my book with a new fervor yesterday. So I have an outline of the structure of the book, with the titles of the sections and chapters all planned out. Last week I started work on the first chapter. TheContinue reading “Loneliness”

Do you belong or are you just fitting in?

Over the last few weeks I have been thinking about turning the connected living program I have written into a book. So last Saturday I dared greatly and started putting together an overview. So far I have the titles of the chapters and the beginnings of the first chapter. As soon as I started writingContinue reading “Do you belong or are you just fitting in?”

PERMA and That Hour of Happiness

The past week has been a little turbulent. It has been a week of feeling vulnerable, after sharing my feelings on here and sharing a little of myself in the support of others. In fact sharing in support of others Is suppose has triggered this blog. I had no plans to write a blog today.Continue reading “PERMA and That Hour of Happiness”

The Shame of Being a Parent

I don’t know about you, but in our house for the past 18 years we have had almost daily discussions on our parenting skills. We would often fall in to the trap of comparison, especially when our children were younger. Everyone seems to be doing it better than us. “Tabitha and Timothy at soft playContinue reading “The Shame of Being a Parent”

Being vulnerable and connected with yourself is hard, but worth it!

On Sunday I wrote about my mental health after a while. I thought it was time to share again. Time to face a few demons that have been lingering and to acknowledge to positive effect reading Brene Brown’s work has had on me and my mental health. I should have known though, I should haveContinue reading “Being vulnerable and connected with yourself is hard, but worth it!”

Me and Foggy

My old friends will remember Foggy. For the uninitiated Foggy is my negative self speak, my dark cloud, my black dog.  He is my depression to put it simply, the dark part of my brain that likes to suck away my hope, my joy, and my enthusiasm. Maybe I am being a little bit unkindContinue reading “Me and Foggy”