8 Tips to Make Your Self-Care Habits Stick This Year Jan 07, 2022

I’ve literally been sent to Coventry this week (to do some judicial training). It’s a great opportunity for me to meet some wonderful people that I have had the privilege of working with for many years, as well as some new faces attending the training. Within an hour of catching up...

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Are You Solving The Right Problem? Dec 14, 2021

Paul Smith taught me the power of accepting your reality, no matter how hard it is. By the time I met him, he was in the advanced stages of Motor Neurone Disease, a condition that occurs when nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord stop working properly. He could no longer brush his own teeth...

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Do You Still Play? Dec 14, 2021

I ran into breath-stoppingly cold, crashing waves at a deserted Coldingham Bay on Sunday. Mind you, it was blustery and wet, so I wasn’t surprised that right-minded people would be elsewhere. I was on a dopamine and serotonin-boosting quest, and it delivered both in joyful bursts. I...

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How can you be comfortable, even when you're in an uncomfortable position? Nov 29, 2021

This week’s thriving tip is inspired by Poppy Cleall, English Rugby Union player, following her team’s astounding 56-15 victory over opponents, New Zealand during the Six Nations tournament. To be honest, I am not a Rugby Union fan, but Poppy’s passion for the game and her...

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Do You Care Less When You’re Connecting Remotely? Nov 02, 2021

Jaap Bressers taught me what it means to care, and to show it too. His story begins on a Portuguese beach. He was lying face down in the ocean. Moments earlier, he had sloshed through the shallows into the sea; relishing the warmth of the sun on his skin despite the cool water that now reached...

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Why Not Be More Scientific About Your Life? Oct 26, 2021

The four-minute mile barrier stood for decades. Experts believed the feat could be achieved only in perfect weather — 68 degrees and no wind, and on a hard, dry clay track. But Bannister did it on a wet track in cold weather.

Just 46 days after Bannister’s success, John Landy, an...

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Three Ways to Thrive Through Winter Oct 18, 2021

 

Three Ways to Thrive Through Winter

There's no denying that Autumn is here. The beautiful gold, russet and umber flashes on the trees and bushes mark her arrival, before the wind whips them bare. I’m taken by surprise every year at just how quickly the mornings shrink, and the...

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