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!
I feel that I have far too recently learnt what I now consider to be the most fundamental piece of information about exercise. That it has to feel good. I have been taught my whole life that any exercise is good exercise and that the serotonin boost gained from it cannot be beaten. I would … Continue reading Tune Into What Feels Good for You
Reading was very much a part of my life when I was a child – bedtime stories, targets set by school – but, in my teen years, I pretty much stopped. As the routine of reading dropped away and I was no longer being held accountable for not getting through a book every few weeks, … Continue reading Why I Stopped Reading…And Then Started Again
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
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
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
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
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*