It’s not all downhill… finding hope on the slopes

It’s not all downhill… finding hope on the slopes

Those of you who have ever taken a winter skiing holiday will know that it’s common to spend as much time travelling uphill as skiing downhill. Last month during a beautiful sunny day, I found myself again propelled upwards courtesy of a button lift and enjoying some...
Resilience and Organisational Culture

Resilience and Organisational Culture

How conducive is your organisational culture to facilitating resilience in your employees? Sustained organisational performance requires individuals to have recovery periods. Without recovery periods people burn out. That applies to everyone, even you! How...
“Why me?” Well, why NOT you?

“Why me?” Well, why NOT you?

When things are bad in your life, it’s easy to think ‘why me?’. Why do I have a rubbish job? Why is my relationship not working? Why did I lose my phone? Why is my family so difficult? Why am I sick? Why do people treat me poorly? Why did my car break down? Why didn’t...
Laughter – the before and after of happiness

Laughter – the before and after of happiness

You don’t need to be happy to smile or laugh, but they can make you happier. The benefits of it go beyond the present moment. “How do you know if somebody is happy?” Usually people reply: “The person laughs or smiles.” Does that mean that all laughing and smiling...
Noetic Nomad Avoiding Anger

Noetic Nomad Avoiding Anger

When we avoid anger, is it necessarily a bad thing? When someone wants absolute peace in their lives, they are going to choose to avoid anger. Not the emotion of anger, but the acts of angry people. The peace-seeker doesn’t do this because they can’t handle it, but...