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…

Books, books, books

Recently we’ve been reading a lot and sharing what we’ve discovered. This got us thinking, what are you reading at the moment? And if you love what you’re reading let us know why and we will add it to our list. “Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape” Nora Ephron   Neets, Carol &…

Your journey in 2018

What do you want to see and experience along the way? Who is travelling with you? What are you really looking forward to? How do you want to feel? I have decided wherever my road takes me, the journey is going to be an easy one. Easy is my word for 2018. After all it’s…

Learning to expect the unexpected

We spend our lives trying to be prepared for whatever may come our way. We like being in control. We want to know what’s going to happen and when & we think we know what’s going to happen and when too. We’re holding on so tightly that we’re scared to let go. There is no…

Make time to listen

This week I’m recommending a wonderful book I’ve been reading by Nancy Kline called Time to Think in which she talks about the importance of creating a thinking environment because ‘the quality of our attention determines the quality of other people’s thinking.’ It’s powerful and reminds me what a super skill listening is. As a…