Blog: Travel & Wellbeing

Hello everyone I hope you are well. I have just returned from ten days in Gibraltar. I had a great time, and actually managed to relax.  I also had time to think, read and do some writing. I’ve struggled with my creative writing for the last year, but I managed to break some of my…

Blog: Mindset

Hello I hope you are all well I am writing this from a sun lounger by the pool, having a very relaxing pool day. Exactly what I needed after recent events in my life. I have been thinking about… thinking recently! I refer to the way we think, and sometimes the words, labels and mindsets…

The 3 Most Important Character Strengths

“Character strengths refer to the set of favourable or positively valued aspects of personality. They have been linked to a broad array of life outcomes, such as success at work, academic achievement, and health-related behaviours.” The three most important characteristics, according to an article at Psychology today, are: Zest, hope, and humour are the most important…

Social Mobility and Inequality: A Dance With The Devil?

Social mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society. It is a change in social status relative to one’s current social location within a given society. Employers, including private and public sector organisations, as well as schools and universities, are critical to social mobility….

Pandemic work stress

The pandemic has impacted us all in one way or another. For some people the impact has been huge, for others its been more of a tweak to their life style. We are all unique, therefore how it has affected us is also unique. For me I’ve been working at home since late February 2020,…

Blog: Control

I am writing this from a bench on the banks of the river Humber. I have just walked from Hessle foreshore over the Humber Bridge. I am taking a break from walking and taking in the view from the other side in Barton on Humber. This weekend away has been very timely. Its been a…

Blog: Good vs Bad

  Just arrived in North Tyneside for the second part of my trip. I write this from a country park. I am sat next to a huge sun dial with a fantastic view of Newcastle City and the coast. I stopped here on a whim just to pass time before I can check into the…

Blog: Summer Sun

Happy Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. I am writing this on a beautiful sunny day. Its Tuesday 1 June, and I am in Beverley sat in a park. Over the long weekend I have been spending a lot of time outdoors, walking and relaxing. Its finally felt like summer is putting in…