March 20, 2018

I read this blog recently on Moodscope and it struck a cord. Slowly we are getting better at asking people how they are. The more we ask, the more we support, the better we will all be ……

“A few years back I suffered a neck injury - which resulted in 7 months of non-sto...

October 18, 2017

Brené Brown's new book explores how our society can move past shame and hate toward empathy and connection.

In "Braving the Wilderness", Brown explores how we can find our sense of belonging in today’s divided political climate. Brown suggests there are four keys to bel...

October 2, 2017

 An interesting article in HBR states "Friendship matters. Everything we do to succeed in our careers is improved when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships." Friends are critical to our health and wellbeing. By cultivating our friendships we ha...

September 14, 2017

A week today, 21st September, is World Alzheimer's Day. 

Dementia is considered 'working age' or 'young onset' when it affects people under 65 years of age.

Some facts about working age dementia:

  • It is estimated that there are 42,325 people in the UK who have bee...

July 18, 2017

 A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nicholas Petrie about pressure not having to turn into stress, was useful and informative, it also provided four very practical steps to dealing with stress before it becomes distress:

Firstly, being present...

June 20, 2017

Research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School, conducted by mathematicians and sleep scientists predict that turning down the lights and reducing screen time in the hours before bed, is a more effective solution to sleep deprived teenagers than late...

June 5, 2017

An interesting study has recently been published in the Journal of Neuroscience which has found that brain waves can be altered by playing a musical instrument improving an individual’s ability to listen and hear, over a short period of time. This is another example of...

May 30, 2017

It has been a while since I posted a blog. This has been because I have undertaken some self development, which means that I am now able to provide ASIST Suicide Prevention Training. This is something that I have wanted to be able to do some time and the wait was worth...

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