Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Compassion this Christmas

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Compassion this Christmas

This has been a year like no other, and whether you’ve been adjusting to brand new ways of working as an employee, or fighting to keep your own business afloat, the chances are high that life has been very different for you – and that it’s not always been easy. It’s...

Why We Need To Support Men Too

Why We Need To Support Men Too

“Man up” – “Don’t be such a pussy” – “Emotions are a weakness”…. The chances are that if you’re a man, then these are the attitudes that have surrounded you from a very young age, probably starting with “Boys don’t cry”.   The sad reality is that these attitudes...

Being a Manager in 2020

Being a Manager in 2020

As if managing a team didn’t have enough challenges – 2020 has certainly thrown up a few more! It can be difficult to keep on top of performance and welfare in the usual work environment, but it can be even more tricky when some or all of your team are doing their...

The Way Women Lead

The Way Women Lead

The world is changing – far faster than any of us could have imagined, and in so many different ways – and now more than ever we need effective leadership to bring us together, and to forge our way into a “new normal” that works for us all, in business, politics, and...

How to deal with our feelings, and those of others

How to deal with our feelings, and those of others

In Part 1 we talked about the importance of teaching children how to recognise and manage their feelings; and in Part 2 we explored how important feelings can be in the workplace, and the impact they can have when things go right – and when they go wrong.   In...

The Importance of Feelings – in the Workplace

The Importance of Feelings – in the Workplace

In the last blog post, we talked about the importance of teaching children how to recognise and manage their feelings, because research has shown what a positive impact this skill can have on the rest of their lives. In this second part of our three part series, we’ll...

The Importance of Feelings

The Importance of Feelings

This is the first in a series of posts I’m going to give you – and it’s all about feelings.   Like it or not (and many people don’t – there’s a deeply ingrained, cultural dismissal of ‘feelings’ that we will come onto soon!), feelings are always present in our...

The power we give to the words we say

The power we give to the words we say

You have brilliant ideas, and so much to say – but sometimes, the way we say them and the words we use can doom them from the start with our listeners. Just making a few small changes here and there can drastically improve our chances of being heard, and getting the...