Kind: Is there enough kindness out there?

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness day. It celebrates kindness and the whole pay it forward mentality. John Stuart Mill in 1867 said: “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” But are we showing enough of it right now? Thanks to the followingContinue reading “Kind: Is there enough kindness out there?”

Ally: Is it better to be an ally or an advocate?

It’s LGBT UK History Month and Black History Month in the US, so learning to be a good ally is crucial. But do we need to be more than just an ally? Or is it enough?   Author Ta Nehisi Coates says: “I don’t know that white people need to be ‘allies’ so much asContinue reading “Ally: Is it better to be an ally or an advocate?”

Connected: Taking the ‘Time To Talk’

It’s Time To Talk Day on February 4. We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn’t have to. And this year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever. So reach out to someone old, new, orContinue reading “Connected: Taking the ‘Time To Talk’”

Respect: Would you rather be liked or respected?

January 18th was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day where we reflect on the big man himself. And very few people commanded the respect that he did. MLK stated: “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”. At the moment, we’re living virtually together at work, and sometimes itContinue reading “Respect: Would you rather be liked or respected?”

Happiness: How to find joy on ‘Blue Monday’

Blue Monday is on the third Monday every January, and it is considered the most depressing day of the year, and I’m sure it’s even worse in 2021. Made by Sky Travel’s PR department, it’s apparently the day when the financial pressure of the Christmas just passed hangs over us most, the weather is atContinue reading “Happiness: How to find joy on ‘Blue Monday’”

Creative: Where do good ideas come from?

It’s the beginning of the year again and for some reason, the idea of innovation and creativity always comes to the fore. It’s a topic that gets a lot of pickup from disparate backgrounds. For me, creativity has always been about being artistic, so trying to be innovative in tech has been a bit ofContinue reading “Creative: Where do good ideas come from?”

Organised: Can you stick to new year’s resolutions?

We’ve just entered a new year, and hopefully new beginnings after we’ve had a pretty abysmal 2020. And with new year’s come the dreaded resolutions, which apparently 43% of Brits would have only kept for one month according to a 2015 ComRes poll. So how do we stay organised and on top of things inContinue reading “Organised: Can you stick to new year’s resolutions?”

Self-Compassion: Are you lonely this Christmas?

This week is going to be particularly tough for many, even if we were not in a pandemic. Loneliness can be a terrible feeling at times, which tends to be heightened during the holiday period and it’s something everyone has to deal with at some points in their lives being social animals. So how doContinue reading “Self-Compassion: Are you lonely this Christmas?”

Resilience: How do you survive a COVID Christmas?

Holidays are challenging for some at the best of times, with difficult family ties or even loneliness, and it definitely doesn’t help that there may be enforced isolation now. And some are continuing to work during this time, whilst others are now looking for work. So how does resilience help in these instances? Thanks toContinue reading “Resilience: How do you survive a COVID Christmas?”

Introduction: Are you confident?

One of the things that has held me back from pursuing my dreams for many years is fear of failure … and the lack of self-confidence that I needed to overcome that fear. It’s something we all face, to some degree, I think. The key question: how do you overcome that fear? Thanks to theContinue reading “Introduction: Are you confident?”