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 […]
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 […]
ANNUAL REFLECTION | GOING FROM 2018 INTO 2019 This year’s annual reflection has arrived! This is something I really enjoy doing; taking a little time out to reflect on the year that has just passed and recollecting what appears to be an ever increasing number of things I’ve forgotten as the year speeds by. Allowing […]
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 […]
I came across this short Radio 4 piece and it struck a chord. In an age of populism, greater polarity of views, and the divisive tweeting of presidents I feel it worth sharing. Is the culture of character limitation or the use of binary emoticons more akin to a Roman judgement of who lives or […]
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 […]
When people talk about “chemistry” in a relationship, it might just be a real chemical! Oxytoxin is the hormone. Bonding is the game. Here’s a post from Life Extension Blogger about what it does and what you can do to increase it.
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 […]