Why your New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t Working *Free Resource*

Are New Year’s Resolutions right for you? Explore why you may have felt defeated in the past or continue to hit a brick resolution wall each January.  There are mixed reviews around New Year’s resolutions. There are those who thrive off them because they are die-hard committers, referring back to their list intermittently throughout the year. And then there … Continue reading Why your New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t Working *Free Resource*

Uplifting Other Communities

Becoming an Active Ally Part 3 of a 3-part blog In becoming an active ally, we can apply what we learn from the Black Lives Matter movement to other communities and confront different unconscious biases we have, whether that be in relation to disability, LGBTQIA+ or different religions to name a few. Below are some commitments of an … Continue reading Uplifting Other Communities

Embracing Difference and Diversity

Similarity versus Difference  Part 2 of a 3-part blog  If you are someone who has not experienced prejudice before or who can sometimes struggle to empathise with those who have, try this little exercise:  Consider something about yourself which you deem perfectly normal - maybe your eye colour, hair length, shoe size. Now imagine someone … Continue reading Embracing Difference and Diversity

Removing Fear from the Equality Equation

Black History Month Learnings and Reflection  Part 1 of a 3-part blog  As Black History Month has come to end and we continue to learn about and celebrate the black community, I would like to share what I have recently been made aware of.   In honesty, I have previously felt a barrier of fear from not knowing if a conversation is going to … Continue reading Removing Fear from the Equality Equation

Those around you are your helplines. 

2020 was the start of a new decade: it offered a chance for new beginnings, to reach new aspirations, to excel in a brand new chapter of life. It promised the prospects that a new year offers but tenfold over. This was what the human race was ready to embrace, but mother nature had something else up her sleeve.  As life appears to be returning … Continue reading Those around you are your helplines. 

When you need your Team around you – mini blog

It’s safe to say this week has been super challenging for me. I undertake a role I enjoy and find so fulfilling, but there are times when something unexpected gets in the way. This week it’s been my health…whilst it would be too long and laborious to unpack it here, I’ve need to speak with … Continue reading When you need your Team around you – mini blog

Restoration and wellbeing – why ‘breaks’ are important.

Breaks? Holidays? People often wonder why I need a holiday when I am now practically fully retired but I still find the concept of holiday invigorating and exciting. Holiday for me, used to be time for a recovery, time to get away from everyone and everything, I liked nothing more than to be in my … Continue reading Restoration and wellbeing – why ‘breaks’ are important.

Our latest short blog – preferred pronouns

Yesterday a couple of us at TWBC had a conversation about preferred pronouns, we discussed Eddie Izzard, other celebrities and colleagues. We reflected on how hard it can be to remember to use preferred pronouns when we are so conditioned to go by just what we see and hear.  To work with preferred pronouns involves … Continue reading Our latest short blog – preferred pronouns