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On 22nd June last year I turned 50. It was, as many have you have experienced, a lockdown birthday, so not exactly filled with friends...

The power of a proper thank you

International Day of Happiness has got me thinking about thank yous. In this world of increased workloads, greater accessibility of our...

The power of small bursts

Recognise any of these? - Feeling stiff because you're not moving enough during the day - Tired eyes from Zoom and Teams calls - Tense...

Stop asking questions

Our world has shrunk. In some cases to our place of work, the commute and an occasional supermarket trip. In others, our world is now our...

I'm a red pesto winner

"Jo. Did you know that, in 2020, you have been a prolific purchaser of red pesto and you also seem quite partial to limes?" I've...

The bucket full of glimmers

It’s the end of the day. You find a cosy corner at home, make a cuppa and relax. You reach for your glossy journal and start reflecting...

Set your own tone

The morning alarm on your phone goes off. You roll over, turn it off and start scanning your emails. You’ve just set the tone for your...

Shopping behind a mask

Shopping can be a strange experience these days. Wearing a face mask can be unsettling and make you feel uncomfortable for many reasons:...

Buckets and anchors

“Hi Jo … it’s your mum. Just letting you know that we ‘ve just come back from Cromer. I’m not sure I can spend the lockdown doing puzzles...

Breathe ... don't bounce

There are loads of articles flying around the internet about resilience at the moment and most focus on 'bouncing back.' There is a sense...