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…

The cannabis conversation

So, here are two questions: Would you frequent a commercial cannabis establishment if you were in a place where it is legalised? Would you partake in any cannabis consumption with a client/colleague of that region? I know this could be a multi-faceted dilemma for some or a simple judgement call for others but for me…

Welcome to the neuromyth

Among the hustle and bustle of trying to get to the refreshment table at a recent neuroscience seminar, I overheard a remark: “We should consider designing learning interventions for the brain and not the learning style” As a Learning & Development (L&D) specialist I have a huge interest in the complex process of learning. Over…

Eight positive benefits of mindfulness

The relationship between mindfulness and stress is well documented. Our awareness of stress and the negative impact it has on ours and other lives is becoming more perceptible. Mindfulness, as a stress reducing therapy, is becoming increasingly used in clinical practice and its impetus in and outside the workplace is gaining steady traction. Whether it’s…

The space in between

You know what you want and what you need to do to get it. You also know what you don’t want. So, where do you spend most of your time?  Do you get stuck in and go about making happen what you want? Or do you spend a lot of time thinking about what you…

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…

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,…