What have you done in 2018 that you never thought you would do?

As this year comes to an end we have a question for you. What have you done in 2018 that you NEVER thought you would do? We asked ourselves this question and here’s what came up for us. Carol Conway, Coach & Collaborator In 2018 I moved from London to live in Anchorage, Alaska. That’s…

What do you need to let go of today?

Here are some tell-tale signs: 1. it’s a thought that has been irritating you for days 2. it’s been weighing you down 3. you talk about it with anyone that will listen 4. you’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to make sense of it 5. it makes you want to withdraw 6. it…

Notice your ‘firsts’

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? These are the types of ‘firsts’ we never forget – we’re either full of excitement or nervousness. April is Stress Awareness Month and we are asking when experiencing your ‘firsts’ do you find them effortful or effortless? Maybe you’ve had a baby Started a…

Telomeres – helping me extend my health span

I constantly seek research and findings that effectively and meaningfully link academia and the real world. This week’s example that sparked my imagination was discovering the works of Elizabeth Blackburn a Nobel prize winning, molecular biologist. In a world that constantly seeks to improve well-being she focuses on the positive application of theory and science to open the world…

A guide to mental ill-health at work

I came across this guide earlier today. It’s a very practical and pragmatic guide to creating mentally healthy workplaces. On reading this guide I was shocked by this statistic… “One in six people experience the symptoms of a mental health problem in any given week in England” The Mental Health Foundation website lots of resources available,…

Dementia – a perspective

Last week, I shared a post on Facebook about how dementia lives within our family – the empathy and supportive comments I have received have touched, surprised and overwhelmed me. By sharing my perspective on dementia I have connected with friends and family on a new level, we have more in common than I realised….

Mental ill-health in the workplace – an increasing reality

I recently watched this insightful workplace perspective from CNN on mental ill-health and wanted to share. The perspective is sadly an increasing reality. Why bother investing 25 minutes of your valuable time? Well, 1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental ill-health; that’s 25 out of 100 of your employees, 100 out of…

Mental ill-heath – is it on your agenda?

At eight circles we are passionate about well-being beyond just what we do. So, as part of my Masters in Neuroscience I was recently asked to reflect upon and answer this question; Consideration of an era’s treatment of those with mental ill-health (MiH) tells us much about the society as it does about mental illness….