Oct 2019 – Office for National Statistics (ONS) Report – Personal Well-Being in the UK

This week the Office for National Statistics published the latest data on personal well-being for the UK. The data measures the reported level of well-being at national and local levels. There’s nothing like a little comparison to gauge our own levels, right? The data focuses on several areas: Life Satisfaction – overall Worthwhileness – things […]

International Women’s Day 2019

Friday 8th March is International Women’s Day and the theme this year is Balance for Better. We can assume that in today’s world there is equality and balance between genders. Unfortunately, recent spotlights on #metoo and the gender pay gap (just to name two) illustrate that there are still endemic gender, cultural and society biases. I […]

Our Social Media World

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We’re all connected to social media either directly (individual usage) or indirectly (seeing how others use it around us or tag us). Here are three videos which, together, I feel capture some essence of the world of social media and smartphone habits. 1. What If We Lived “Real” Life As We Do Online? 2. How Does Social Media […]

The Full-360 – The Context of Balance & Purpose

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We all seek balance in some form or another. For each person the definition is different; frequently including the fine-tuning of a wide range of personal & professional lifestyle factors. These factors could be: formulating a personal version of work-life balance finding ways to relax personal growth finding purpose making meaningful social interactions finding friends […]

Independence Does Not Mean Isolation

Michael Laffey LIfe Coach, Independence, Isolation

Isn’t the concept of Independence a strange thing? I’ve been pondering on it a lot recently. Not about myself at the start, but that did come as a  result. Striving For Independence From an early age we strive to be independent. We want shot of parental control, to earn our own money, buy our own things, make our […]