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November 10, 2022

How Am I Feeling? It's Hard to Say

When my friend Pete told me that his cancer was back, I stammered some platitudes about always having hope, being strong. You know the sort of thing. What I simply couldn't do was ask him how he felt. And I've known him for over 30 years...

October 13, 2022

How Work Without Meaning Can Be Toxic Too

"Mental health issues are often based on the tension between what one has achieved and what one has the potential to become." - Clive Lewis

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August 11, 2022

Self-Esteem: When My Inner Demon Gets It Wrong

"Running into that thing makes our anxiety spike – and we start telling stories in our head about what an inadequate person we are."

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July 14, 2022

Living to 100 – Career Choices and Challenges in the "New Long Life"

Longer lifespans and improved technology: both of these bring choices that my grandfathers never had – along with some significant new challenges

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June 9, 2022

Being Shy – and Still Connecting

"The presence of shyness shows that we're connected." –Melanie Bell

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May 12, 2022

What Would Michael Porter Say – Be the Best or Be Unique?

"People in the performing arts don’t reach the top of the tree by crushing the opposition. They do it by being creative," - Steven Edwards

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March 10, 2022

Why Indecision Is Worth Thinking About

"Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance." – Daniel Kahneman

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February 10, 2022

Human Nature: Not as Bad as We Think We Are

"People collaborated to survive. Groups appointed leaders because they had useful skills, not because they were dominant." - Simon Bell

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January 13, 2022

Finding the Courage to Be Me

"I decided as a young girl that love equalled loss, abandonment and pain. Why on earth would I want to do that again?" – Katherine Baldwin

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December 16, 2021

Unconscious Bias: I've Been Hiding in Plain View

"I don’t suffer the grinding, low-level, day-to-day discrimination experienced by people who don’t have the privilege I’ve enjoyed" – Simon Bell

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