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’
There's something about a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior that got me thinking. Thinking big. Their research suggests that cooking skills developed as a young adult are likely to have long-term benefits for their future health, nutrition and wellbeing. But what if it isn't just their own health that learning how … Continue reading Could food education save the world?
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?
The 'take, make, dispose' way of doing things is coming to an end. With the reuse, remanufacture and recycle of products there exists the huge opportunity for continuous value creation, all stemming from rethinking our traditional economic system, generating what is now referred to as a 'circular economy'. Promoting resource efficiency According to edie's 'Jargon Buster', their … Continue reading What is a ‘circular economy’?