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…
Alys Fowler writes beautifully in this memoir as she embarks on a series of microadventures in an inflatable pack-raft around the Birmingham canal network, unknowingly unraveling her very existence with every paddle. What I appreciated most about this book is that Fowler's adventures were something she fit in and around her current life. She grasped … Continue reading Book Review – Hidden Nature
Does your mind ever stop and take a break? Some days I wish I had a switch. Just like a radio. Where I could turn off the incessant ramblings of world news, current affairs, fretting about unfinished work, of meetings and endless to-do lists, of friends, family and loved ones, of inadequacies and inner demons... … Continue reading Is it time we all started to look up?
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?
I was kindly approached by CIEEM a few months ago to write for their brand new blog that launched today. To help link with their Irish Conference, I decided to write about water. It has always baffled me the little respect we have for water as a country (the United Kingdom). We use it as … Continue reading We need to change our attitudes towards water
Seeking to ditch the road bike to venture into the dust and gravel pits of the British outback? Buying an adventure bike as a petite woman is harder than it seems...
Miles King - The People marched, quietly, fiercely, joyfully, through the West End of London. #PeoplesWalkForWildlife
Ever took a risk on a new job and then thought, 'WTF have I just done?'. That was me a few months ago. When I took a risk on a new job that, despite being a great role and a great company, turned out to simply be the wrong fit. Nonetheless, I felt my world … Continue reading Feeling like a failure after a ‘career-blip’