We need to talk about driving
Life Skills

We need to talk about driving

So it’s summer and while I’m encouraging you to get breezy and relax and get outside some more, I’m also about to get serious about something on here. Last month I saw a horrible thing happen on the motorway. I’m not going to ruin your day by going into the details but it really got…

Try some Alexander Technique for FREE
Movement

Try some Alexander Technique for FREE

Sometimes you have just got to say it like it is. Most people who have an interest in the Alexander Technique will never try it. This is partly cos they’re not totally clear what it is or how it can help them. This is how it is in a busy world, we don’t always get…

Benefits of the Alexander Technique
Wellbeing

Benefits of the Alexander Technique

A lot of people have heard of The Alexander Technique but are less sure what it is or what it can do for you. The Alexander Technique is a natural physical practice that you can learn to get the best out of your body.   It has 3 broad benefits.   1. Relieves pain or…

5-minute desk refresh
Movements | Wellbeing

5-minute desk refresh

Here is a practical set of tips that will refresh you at your desk.  I recommend you work through each stage of the 5 points as you read them and take a few breaths in between. This should feel like a calming process. 1) First of all, find your sitting bones. These are your good…

What I know about change
Wellbeing

What I know about change

I am into change in a big way.  I absolutely believe that most things in life could be improved, from my own behaviour, to systems at work, to the education system to pretty much the whole global order. I could not get up every day and be happy if I didn’t believe this, it’s a…

So many ways to begin…but first,
Wellbeing

So many ways to begin…but first,

It’s a new year at a time when nothing is as expected. We have not as yet ‘unlearnt’ our normal habits though. We feel loss for what isn’t happening that used to, seeing friends, routine, planning an outing. We feel anxiety for what we have to do as a result; anti-bac’ing, home-schooling, zoom meetings that…

The one thing you will never have enough of
Health | Wellbeing

The one thing you will never have enough of

Two years ago I took an evening course that continues to change my life. It is all about giving – as in philanthropy. Most regular people have no association with philanthropy, they think it is for rich people, therefore not for me. Led by the charity BeMore, the course encourages everyone to learn how to…

Leaders don’t slouch
Health

Leaders don’t slouch

Body language is and has always been here to stay.   Breathing effectively will never go out of fashion.  Digestion is important at any age, just try asking someone who has problems with it.    Clear effective leaders in the workplace don’t slouch.  Memorable performers don’t tend to either.   Nor do toddlers.  Or animals.    Or plants.   An…