REVERSE THE ADVENT CALENDAR: the brain-friendly power of giving

Many people have told me that they have adorned their homes with Christmas decorations already and that this is much earlier than tradition. Perhaps, the festive celebrations are even more welcome this year? Reflecting with a friend over dinner, some areas of my life are almost unrecognisable compared to the […]


“Accept what you cannot change, change what you cannot accept” is taken from Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer, words frequently cited in addiction recovery programmes. Apparently, this week is International Stress Awareness Week so it is a rather appropriate mantra. Remembering that we can control most situations and that some unfortunately […]

FUEL YOUR SUCCESS WITH FEAR: act on the feeling

There are now less than 100 days until the end of the year: 84 until the C-word. Have those two thoughts triggered some anxiety? If so, what is the reason? Do you suddenly feel a sense of urgency as the year is nearly up and you still have loads that […]

UP LEVEL TO EVEN GREATER SUCCESS: make every area count!

Welcome to the start of the “new term” as this time of year is affectionately known. It is not just me, is it? I have written previously about my excitement towards buying a new pencil case and stationery… the drab, grey uniform was less fun though! Unsurprisingly, with so much […]

5 REASONS WHY YOU DESERVE A HOLIDAY: deserve is the right word!

If you live in the UK and rest of Western Europe, the last few months have probably felt like a constant holiday with a continual heat wave as we finally get to experience what it is like to live in California or Australia, waking up to hot 30C+ and blue […]

THE TEAM IS ONLY AS GOOD AS ITS LEADER: & 14 other strategies for winning

I’m gripped by the mens’ World Cup 2018 football, so much so that I have not watched any other television since it began. The entertainment, the drama, the skill, the fans, the muscles, the new haircuts for each match… shall I go on? The tournament is definitely designed with the […]


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