Transitions and how to cope

Change never happens immediately, there is always a difficult, confusing, and unsettling period where you are not quite at the new way, and at the old way. This hinterland is often where changes fail. We often think that whatever we wanted to do is not working and go back to the old ways of doingContinue reading “Transitions and how to cope”

A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.

As I keep talking about making changes in your lifestyle, and the importance of a plan and then having a clear reason why to get through the difficult days, I thought I might share my personal challenge. On Monday 10th of August I vowed that I would embark on losing weight down to a healthyContinue reading “A little story about how I shifted my view of the world.”

Episode 2: Paying Attention to Your Well-being

Episode 2 of my Connected Living podcast is now available via Spotify. In this episode we explore the how I use Martin Seligman’s PERMA to manage my well-being and how I use the stress bucket to keep a check on my stress levels. You can stream it now via Spotify by following the link below.

Introducing the Connected Living Podcast

I have decided to jump into the podcast world and publish regular podcasts based on connected living. Each episode will concentrate on an element of connected living. I will along the way be collecting stories from people that may relate to each episode from those around me. So if you have a story you wantContinue reading “Introducing the Connected Living Podcast”

Always Dad

Dad is one of those titles, that once you have been given it, it is yours for life, no matter what. You will always be a Dad! There are however good Dads, bad Dads or indifferent Dads. From a moment your children are born the pressure is on to be the protector, provider and roleContinue reading “Always Dad”

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”

Encouraging Men into Nursing

Over recent years I have noticed fewer and fewer men choosing nursing as a career. In fact in my own speciality of Children’s Nursing we haven’t trained any men in training in Hull for a number of years now. There is so much men can offer as a nurse that it would be terrible toContinue reading “Encouraging Men into Nursing”

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”

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”