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The Jar of Joy

Our brains are naturally drawn the to the dark side due to a little (big) thing called negativity bias. There’s good reason for it, it helps protect us and keep us safe from harm. Yet it can also lead to getting lost in your own head, making mountains where molehills once stood, focusing on the worst-case scenario and catastrophising about the smallest things.

The Jar of Joy

Weed or Wildflower…

‘Tis the season when the wildflowers begin to bloom in the meadow where I walk my dog. I’m a big fan of the colourful array of varying shapes and sizes. I love how they find a spot and just go for it.

Weed or Wildflower…

Over the years, I’ve spent many hours on trains (and sometimes planes) alongside people travelling for work. Often, it’s people with their teammates, having discussions about their work. As someone who suffers from the dreaded travel sickness, I can’t look at a computer or even listen to a podcast. I must sit there (if I’m […]

Casual Advocacy

Diversify Your Learning

The world of work has changed considerably over the last 10 years and even more so over the last two years. The goalposts have most definitely moved. Being effective in your work now and in the future will not be about perfecting a set of static skills. It’s going to be about constantly adapting to change.

Diversify Your Development

I see ageing as a privilege not offered to many people and I am planning to celebrate the sh*t out of this occasion.

40 Lessons from a 40 year old

Cages or Wings

My favourite way to experience a story is through the medium of music. I have a special place in my heart for musical theatre.

Cages or Wings?

Love your Work

This year, as you tuck into overpriced chocolates, why not consider thinking about the relationship that takes us a third of our entire lives – the one we have with our work

Fall (Back) In Love With Your Work

Lessons on Work Life from the Wizard of Oz

Musicals bring me the immense most joy. The razzle dazzle, the music, the dancing, the costumes. But how about work-life lessons?

Four Work-Life Lessons from the Wizard of Oz…