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Finding your strengths

Elizabeth Feltoe | 29th June 2020

In the first of a mini-series from guest contributor Sarah Crittenden, we will explore what strengths are, ways to work out yours , and how to make the most of them, applying them in your daily life.Sarah is a strengths coach and knows her mustard! She helps people and teams work out what they are good at. It sounds simple but often it's helpful to

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The tricky art of elephant eating

Elizabeth Feltoe | 1st February 2020

Did you notice this new year that lots of people were talking about their ‘goals’ rather than their ‘new year’s resolutions’? It might just be the circle of friends I have or the people that I see on Instagram, but it felt like a shift to me. I think it’s good – a new year’s resolution is something that could sound like (not always) “I will stop do

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"The news and the truth are not the same thing..."

Elizabeth Feltoe | 24th January 2020

Said a wise man once, Walter Lippmann in fact, the American journalist credited with coining the term 'Cold War' and writing extensively on media and democracy. I try to follow world news but I’m rather selective on what I read and what I ignore. When newspapers and the nightly TV news were the source of our world information, we were presented wit

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Reflection and planning

Elizabeth Feltoe | 20th December 2019

Photo by Nikola Jelenkovic / Unsplash We’re coming close to the end of the year now. Christmas anticipation is looming, parties are in full swing, schools are focused on getting to the end of Friday 20th and presents are being bought and wrapped. How are you feeling about Christmas? We were just talking in the office the other day about how it’s e

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So, here it is, Merry Chr...

Elizabeth Feltoe | 29th November 2019

Too early?! Never! Despite having young children I am usually the first in my house to want to put the tree up, the lights round the front door and the mulled wine opened. I have also opened day one of my advent calendar, despite it only being the 29th November. I just couldn’t resist. Don’t tell Ben and Iris otherwise I’ll have to say yes to them

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Start how you mean to go on

Kieran Murphy | 6th September 2019

New school year, new start. A new start to me often feels like starting a new exercise book when I was at school, where I would promise to myself to keep this one neat, clean and tidy. Sadly it was something that I rarely managed. But I’m old and wiser (or at least I like to think so!). So how do we start the way we mean to go? How do we move from

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10 tips to de-stress

Kieran Murphy | 29th March 2019

Today's blog piece is from a guest writer, David Price of Health Assured offering his top tips to de-stress. Stress is a common occurrence in our everyday life and in most cases it is manageable without the need for any drastic actions. However, if left unaddressed, stress leads to other underlying mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

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Laugh and a half

Kieran Murphy | 25th August 2017

As Bill once said "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come" Laughter is something that I love to do everyday and I try to look at daily life and activities with a sense of humour. However what makes one person laugh may make another cry (it maybe with laughter but probably not;). Below are a few things that really make me laugh an

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Shelf Help

Kieran Murphy | 20th December 2016

On Friday 2nd December Hitchin saw the launch of an exciting new pilot project called ‘Shelf Help.’ This is a reading scheme that is being adopted by The Priory School and Phase and is gradually being used by schools and libraries around the country. Shelf help is a list of 35 books which cover a range of topics including anxiety, body image, self

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Wellbeing Life List

Sasha Austin-Seade | 30th September 2016

Have you ever watched the movie The Bucket List? It’s a 2007 film about two strangers, a Billionaire and a car mechanic, who end up sharing the same hospital room. The short version is they make a list of things they would like to do before they die – ‘before they kick the bucket’. If you haven’t watched it, it’s great for a wet Saturday afternoon

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