This poem was sent to me many years ago from a military man I have a huge amount of respect for. Like many, if not most of our soldiers around the world, he has seen and experienced harrowing things that no other but your military peers could even come close to understand or fathom. This … Continue reading The Final Inspection
This coming week sees the very first Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival, from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th September. It's set to be a week jammed full of workshops, speakers, treatments and activities, enabling you to explore every area of health and wellness on your doorstep. But what exactly is "wellbeing" and "wellness"? According to the good … Continue reading What does ‘Wellbeing’ mean to you?
Almost two years ago now, when the anti-plastic revolution hit its peak outcry I started working for a sustainability consultancy in Oxford. This was just after the release of Blue Planet's final episode which shocked and haunted viewers by depicting albatross feeding their chicks plastic and dolphins at risk of exposing their new-born calves to … Continue reading Bioplastics – Eco-friendly and Sustainable, right? Wrong…
Do we unknowingly disrespect people by our actions? Ever sat in a meeting whilst responding to emails? Or sent a text whilst someone was talking to you? Some people may think that’s fine, others may not. Small uncivil actions can lead to much bigger problems and can really affect a business's bottom line. A TEDtalk … Continue reading Is ‘civility’ the answer to productivity and workplace wellness?
The media is bursting with the sudden, violent hype around reducing our reliance on plastics and switching to 'eco-friendly' substitutes. But what exactly are we going to replace it with? And does that simply push our consumption issues elsewhere? More haste, less speed Companies are under huge pressure to reduce their plastic packaging and replace … Continue reading Plastics are bad. But what’s the alternative?
Like many of us, I want to lead a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle. But this aspiration is often out of reach with a perceptively high price tag hindered by a limited salary and the high cost of living. But, with much research and a nagging in my gut, I have finally taken key steps … Continue reading Sustainable fashion choices – hunting for ‘green’ labels
Is it just me or has the 10,000 step challenge boomed in 2017? Or maybe it simply feels that way because I'm attempting said challenge myself and not one person I've talked to about it has said, 'what's that?'. Most people smile saying, 'me too!' and eagerly show me their step-tracking device. As far as I can … Continue reading Are you stepping your way into new habits?
Have you ever been in the company of someone that makes you feel like a better version of yourself? Where you feel truly worthy of their company like every word is absorbed and listened to whilst you drink in every last word they say too? That your common interests or opposing views are valued equally … Continue reading A better version of myself
As with the shift in trend of access over ownership, our homes are also getting smaller. Although this isn't necessarily by choice. "The Case for Space" report written by The Royal Institute of British Architects’ claims the UK has the smallest new build homes in Western Europe. Big is Better. Right? Our overconsumption has contributed to the … Continue reading The Tiny House Movement – Could you go miniature?
Our relationship with stuff is changing. We are taking big strides to move away from mass consumption and the need to 'own' everything to gain social status and material wealth. We are reconnecting with our local communities and finding our own beliefs again by trading consumption for simple 'access' in order to get greater benefit and value. It's predicted … Continue reading Access over Ownership – the changing revolution