Respect: It’s not our place to pass judgement

"I’m a single mum. I’ll always be a single mum because I’m responsible for my sons, whether I’m living with Joe or not...There’s an assumption that if you’re with someone, like I am with Joe, you’re no longer a lone parent...I’ve done posts before [on social media] about how proud I am of being a … Continue reading Respect: It’s not our place to pass judgement

The Importance of My Job Reflecting Myself

I wrote the first half of this blog a couple of months ago. It sat in my drafts for a little while and then, when I went back to it, my opinion had changed. I have added to it and it is now an arc of the developing relationship between my work and myself.  After … Continue reading The Importance of My Job Reflecting Myself

The Quality of My Thoughts 

There are so many snippets of time throughout our day when we are alone with our thoughts, but what is the quality of our thinking? Since having this question posed during a team meeting, I have reflected and thought about how I can be more conscious and purposeful with my mind.   I’m an early bird so … Continue reading The Quality of My Thoughts 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  

Book Club Review (No Spoilers)  This story is set in the 50s-70s in North Carolina. It follows the life of Kya, a girl who grows up alone in a marsh and develops an exceptional interest in the animals and plants that make up her home. It is a coming-of-age / murder mystery story. If you’ve … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  

Boundaries: The Separation Between my Personal and Professional Life

Repeat after me: my life shall not become my job. My life shall not... I’m part of the marketing team and, almost a year in, I’m having to get stricter with my brain and the background processing it is constantly doing. For a good length of time, I synchronised my brain switching off with my … Continue reading Boundaries: The Separation Between my Personal and Professional Life

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