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! 

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 

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 

Set Your Own Boundaries and Respect Them 

I was in a situation recently that caused my mindset to shift. I was asked a question which, to most people, was quite a standard, harmless conversation-starter. To me, however, it was actually quite personal and referenced a part of my life that I keep sheltered from most. I smiled and delivered my rehearsed, disengaged … Continue reading Set Your Own Boundaries and Respect Them 

How to Uplift 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 or implicit biases we have, whether that be in relation to disability, LGBTQIA+ or different religions to name a few. Below are some commitments … Continue reading How to Uplift Other Communities

How to Embrace 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 How to Embrace Difference and Diversity

How to Remove 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 How to Remove Fear from the Equality Equation

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*