The eight hungers

One of the essential aspects of Mindful Eating is becoming curious about the sensations of hunger. When working with my Mindful Eating clients, we explore the sensations of hunger in detail: what does hunger feel like, where does hunger live in the body and what causes hunger to arise? The first stop is always the…

Are you SHOULD-ing all over yourself?

The Problem: I know I often suffer from the “I should”-itis. I should enforce stricter kid screen time I should stop checking all the social medias over and over until my eyes bleed at bedtime I should stop using plastic straws I should force myself to watch the starving children adverts for Save the Children…

Missing the point

It all started with the Aurora Borealis – it was right outside my door, literally. How amazing! Right? Wrong! I missed it. We live in downtown Anchorage, Alaska and even here it was all anyone could talk about – how fantastic and unusual to see the Aurora from the city.   The next day I…

Collaborative Intelligence

Which of these terms are you more familiar with: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligence Augmentation or Collaborative Intelligence? Whilst they are differing processes and perspectives Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intelligence Augmentation (IA) will change our interactions with technology and they are an ever emergent part of the fabric of organisations. This article in the HBR  although lengthy,…

Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…

What if I’m just super productive?

For weeks, well actually months now I’ve been busy. Busy being busy…my to-do’s rolling over from one day to the next, to the next, to the next and the anxiety rising inside me. People waiting (very patiently) for time in my diary – work meetings, client meetings, meet ups for coffee, night outs for dinner, days…

How does it feel to focus on you?

How many of you find it easy to tell other people how great they are and what you love about them? I quite often hear ‘I love the way you do…’ or ‘I love that you’re so…’. It seems natural to support and admire those around us – our family, friends, people we work with…

Nudges do work

Recently I have been incorporating the ‘Telomeres Manifesto’ as a nudge in organisations, to better manage stress and well-being. Simply put, the nudge theory states that small changes in the “choice architecture” of people can lead to meaningful shifts in behaviour. During his time as Google’s SVP for People Operations, Laszlo Bock investigated and invested…