Offline Paradise

It was late, dark and I was standing on the street saying goodbye to my friend, Gez, feeling as if another ‘problem’ came my way I may well super-implode. With only days until my holiday I had that feeling so many of us have, that I simply couldn’t fit everything in [...]

By |2019-08-09T07:28:39+00:00August 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Happiness 2050

I was recently filming at a careers event aimed at school students, showing them the range of job options that were available to them - with speakers talking about various college courses, apprenticeships and jobs. One of the interesting talks was aimed at getting young people to think about how employment [...]

By |2019-08-01T09:20:40+00:00August 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Time Is…

Time is precious. Time is money. Time is of the essence. There’s never enough time in the day. Just a handful of the phrases we use that illustrate our relationship with time. A colleague asked me recently, if I said to you, ‘Time is…,’ how would you fill that sentence? And it [...]

By |2019-07-25T20:35:28+00:00July 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Halcyon Days

The retreat had fallen on my lap. I’d missed my 8-week sabbatical due to medical tests and I was due back at work. But it was as if this 5-day break was calling to me – surely my meetings could be re-arranged and I could find an alternate plan for the [...]

By |2019-07-08T16:41:25+00:00July 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kindness Cures

It’s been 7 days of more hospital appointments, growing weakness and at times, I can’t deny, feeling a tad sorry for myself.  For any of you out there who have been chronically unwell – mentally, physically or both, you will know it can be isolating, frightening and make you question, question [...]

By |2019-05-30T18:13:03+00:00May 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Instant Happy Boost

I walked out of the hospital and I really had had enough. I should have been happy - the news was not bad - I ‘probably’ didn’t have cancer. ‘Unlikely’. Some tests. But, for me, the news was also far from good…  ‘You have a complex condition’. ‘Not sure we can [...]

By |2019-06-06T20:16:44+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Roadtrip (Part I)

When I was young I remember climbing trees without fear, swinging the swing in my garden so high I thought it would circle all the way round and doing wheelies with such zest and zeal, there was no chance of a fall or crash. I was a bit of a tomboy, [...]

By |2019-04-25T21:17:56+00:00April 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

From Deep Within

It has been a week of lunches, meetings, coffees and conversation. And as each day has passed I have wondered at the diversity of people I have been sharing time with – from an old uni friend who I haven’t seen in years, to a new that I simply started talking [...]

By |2019-04-18T23:13:53+00:00April 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Roadtrip (Part II)

‘The bumper is smashed,’ said my Dad. I hadn’t even left home, how could a new rental car have been damaged on my drive? And where on earth was the petrol cap lever? I would need gas en route. As I googled rapidly, Archie barking in the back of the car [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:27:12+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Daily Distractions

I am having lunch with a friend and I am running late. I’ve written multiple emails on my phone on the tube in, used it to navigate myself to the coffee bar, sent a last-minute text from the loo before I go to the table - and as I sit down, [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:56:44+00:00April 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments