I was at a conference where a speaker mentioned, only in passing, the concept of helicopter parenting. Have you ever been guilty of this phenomenon? If you’re a parent, I’m guessing it’s highly likely you have. Wanting to protect and sometimes go into battle for your children … who amongst us hasn’t been tempted on… Read More Funny thing this . . .
When asked whether he might ever consider dying his hair – perhaps blue, or red – Man Utd footballer Nemanja Matic showed a more than dry sense of humour in his answer: “No, I have kids – if I do that my son is going to do the same; I have to have serious hair… Read More Sticking to what you’re good at . . .
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” Abraham Maslow
“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary. It is all. It is undying. And it is enough.” (Diana Gabaldon, Outlander) It doesn’t hurt to say sometimes though, does it?
“If you give people light, they will find their own way.” Dante Alighieri
Crime writer Val McDermid says “The advice I’d give my younger self is to say just stick with it, it gets better. Not that I’d have listened.” When do we? When should we?
Angelina Serotetto was born in 1942 as part of a family of shaman women. Her mother taught her to read the future using objects from nature that were considered sacred. Ms Serotetto lives now in Yar-Sale, a remote village in Northern Siberia, once home to a nomadic community of reindeer herders. Along with a number of… Read More Remembering the good times . . .
Is there something you’ve been longing to say but just haven’t yet found the courage to say it? Is that because you think you’re the only one thinking it, and you’d be a lone voice? What if you found the words to say what was on your mind? And said them well? And others listened,… Read More Out on a limb . . .
Some people have a real knack of being able to give an instruction in the kindest way: So much nicer than “Quiet! People are reading!”
It feels as if – in a good way – we office workers are often being challenged with doing it better, finding new ways of working. And if it promotes our wellbeing, that’s surely got to be good. Well it seems that standing, instead of sitting, at our desks, makes us not just healthier, but… Read More Stand up . . .