Be Your Authentic Self! 

I spent a number of years being cripplingly shy. I think this is disappointing for others to not be able to develop a rapport with you deeper than surface level and it made me feel awkward and embarrassed.   (Out-of-focus person covering face with hands.) I used to get on and do extracurricular clubs but I … Continue reading Be Your Authentic Self! 

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron – Book Club 

A Book Review (No Spoilers)  It’s 200 years post-Cinderella and Prince Charming. Teenage girls are now expected to attend an annual Royal ball where men will choose their wife based on the girl’s finery. If you are not chosen, then you ‘disappear’. The story follows Black teenage girl Sophia, who would rather marry her best … Continue reading Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron – Book Club 

Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations

A Pair of Book Reviews Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition By Peggy Crydon A Book Review This story had such a clear focus but lent itself to much more. It was about mothering a transgender son, but I learnt about becoming more attuned to your human experience, trusting your instincts and … Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion Book Recommendations

You Don’t Have to Live Outside the Box to be Happy

Why I love my office job I have noticed – on social media and in conversation with people – a considerable pressure to live the most exciting and unconventional life you can. For a little while now, chasing experiences and being able to recount stories of everything out-of-the-box you have ever done seem to be … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Live Outside the Box to be Happy

Tom Parker – A Man Who Lived 

Tom Parker was one fifth of the noughties boyband, The Wanted but, career aside, was a hugely admirable person. Sometimes it is not someone’s success or popularity that catches your eye, but their attitude and abundance of love.  Our motto here at The Wellbeing Collective is ‘let your values lead’. I believe that Tom Parker … Continue reading Tom Parker – A Man Who Lived 

Loneliness – Mental Health Awareness Week 

*Free Resource Included!* There’s a difference between being alone and feeling lonely. This is the idea that loneliness is an experience, not a circumstance. Let that concept sit with you for a minute. What are your reactions to it? How interlinked are solitude and loneliness in your life?  What causes loneliness and what this term … Continue reading Loneliness – Mental Health Awareness Week 

Anything is Possible by Gareth Southgate 

This book is divided into three sections: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams.  The biggest takeaway from this book for me was that you can be both a leader and a good person. Gareth is clearly so values-driven and prides himself on his respect for his team members – you don’t have to … Continue reading Anything is Possible by Gareth Southgate