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Stop, Pause and Reflect

Stop, Pause and Reflect

When I give webinars or training on topics about wellbeing, communication or leadership I often share my mantra of “stop-pause-reflect.” Usually, the people in my audience all have a very busy schedule and they feel as if they are putting out fires all day long....

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Satisfy Your Soul, Not Society

Satisfy Your Soul, Not Society

Satisfy your soul, not society - I borrowed this title; it was a quote I saw on social media and it really resonated with me. I think this is not only my life’s ambition – to satisfy my soul, but it’s also why so many people are not happy and healthy in their lives....

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Mappy Birthday!

Mappy Birthday!

Congratulations to Bucks New University as this year was the 10th year of their Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP). I was fortunate to be a member of their very first cohort and I feel gratitude for having Applied Positive Psychology come into my life. Like...

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Finding Well-being in Nature

Finding Well-being in Nature

Introduction Contact with nature has long been thought to have positive impacts on well-being. In recent years this effect has been researched systematically. I hope to give you a brief overview of what has been found, discuss the mechanisms that might underpin these...

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Keeping Positive When You Are Not Well

Keeping Positive When You Are Not Well

I had just given my first ever group coaching event looking at wellbeing and resilience in the workplace when I came down with a short illness. Nothing serious, a chest infection that dragged on, leaving me exhausted and aching. The usual activities that frame my day...

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Do you hold yourself back in life?

Do you hold yourself back in life?

Many of us want to live fully. We want to express ourselves and taste the many delights that this world has to offer. Like an eager child, we want to go forth into the world, to explore, to experiment, to play, to dive in. But equally, many of us don’t actually do...

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Starting A New Job In The Post-Covid Workplace

Starting A New Job In The Post-Covid Workplace

The company I work for went through a merger this month and I’ve been planted into a new role. In many ways it is very similar to my previous position but with any new organisation comes new ways of doing things; new policies, new procedures and crucially a new...

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