6-month Review

The past few months have turned our lives upside down. Plans put on hold, tragedy with loss of life. Hopefully, you remain fit and healthy and are managing to keep in a calm and happy state. As life moves on with bars, pubs and hairdressers opening, there are lots of changes happening – out there. … Continued

We need to read more books

A very apt lesson on why we should read lots of books – source unknown Once there a was great teacher who had many students. Once one of the students came to him and asked “I have read lots of books but forgotten most of them. What’s the purpose of reading?”. The teacher didn’t give … Continued

My Day of Doing Nothing

I share inspirational experiences like this as we are more than work. Happy in work comes from being happy in your life. I got up at 0330, and by 0400 had parked my car. Boots already on I walked 2km to reach the most picturesque viewpoint on Cleeve Hill. This isn’t the ‘trig point’ – … Continued

A day of doing nothing

This could be this coming Saturday, it could also be any day! Life is so busy … sometimes we need to take a break. To step off the treadmill of work and home tasks, to leave aside the pull of technology. Doing nothing – or just being – is as important to human well-being as … Continued

Who is hiring?

I’ve been searching and found some useful articles on companies are hiring. Many of these may be to US openings, but what is happening there, should be similar to in the UK Companies that are recruiting Companies Are Still Hiring During COVID-19—Here Are 97 That Want Your Applications Now This list includes pharmaceutical companies – … Continued

Clearing

Sometimes you come across a poem that resonates with you, your life, the world. This is one of them. A wonderful poem to meditate on. We may seek a change in our lives, or to look for how we can serve the world. That can be in a small way, and when we are still … Continued

Job Search Tips

I was on the Radio this afternoon. Talking with Phil Kennedy, of Radio Berkshire. In the news today were details on job losses at 2 large employers. It’s tough to lose your job at any time. In a time like this, and in recessions in the past, when there are few jobs and a lot … Continued

How will you stand out in the job market?

It’s going to be a tough one, looking for a new job. So many other people looking for jobs, so how will you stand out? We know the reason for this – the Covid-19 pandemic has put tens of millions of jobs at risk across Europe.  Lockdown lead to businesses putting employees into furlough, many … Continued

Wellbeing at work during Covid-19

The way we work is turning into two different routes. Either to continue to work from home, or a return to work. In both cases you want to be safe. I’d like to share a couple of resources. The first being produced by my University with a focus on your well-being. It’s evidence based and … Continued