Reflections
Watchwords for 22: Connection

Watchwords for 22: Connection

My fourth watchword for 2022 is connection When I think about connection, three things come to mind: home, work and covid. We need connections in our personal life to nourish us and feed our soul. It’s a fundamental human need to connect and an essential component in...

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Watchwords for 22: Kindness

Watchwords for 22: Kindness

The third of my watchwords for 22 is kindness. Sometime last year I stumbled on the term Intelligent Kindness, which has its foundations within healthcare. This article describes is eloquently: “Intelligent kindness, then, is not a soft, sentimental feeling or action...

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Watchwords for 22: Purpose

Watchwords for 22: Purpose

The second of my watchwords for 2022 is purpose. When I blogged my reflection of 2021, the word that captured it best was ‘purpose’. In looking back, I realised that purpose helped me get-up and get-on, during a time of social isolation and profound uncertainty. My...

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Watchwords for 22: Self-Awareness

Watchwords for 22: Self-Awareness

It’s the end of the first week of 2022 already. How did that happen!? I’m sure you’ll have spent your week planning for the year ahead with one eye on that crucial 31st March date speeding ever closer. In looking forward to the next quarter and year, you’ll remember...

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2021: Finding My Purpose

2021: Finding My Purpose

As we head towards Christmas, I’ve been reflecting on the year that it’s been. One of great highs and awful lows…. a doctorate, a new job, covid restrictions and a family bereavement. So, from all of these things, what is the common nugget of learning that I can draw?...

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Still New!

Still New!

I can’t believe I’ve been in my new job 2 months. At the end of the first month, I reflected on the things that had been important to me, which were: patience, storytelling, confidence, trust and kindness. At the end of this second month, I thought I’d reflect on this...

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Spontaneity In Real Life

I’ve been lucky to have been able to make my own choice to go back to the office one day a week since early this year. In doing so, I’ve thought much about what exactly it is that makes face to face contact so very different to online….? As an introvert I’ve enjoyed...

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What a newbie needs…

I’ve been in my new job a month today (A MONTH!!) and I thought I should stop, reflect and take stock of the things have been most important to me. Here are my top five most important things… Patience: having people around that have the patience to tell me things, and...

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BOOK REVIEW –  Insight, Dr Tasha Eurich

BOOK REVIEW – Insight, Dr Tasha Eurich

Having an interest in self-awareness, I really wanted to read this book. It has a wealth of data, information, case studies and resources in it. I couldn’t believe that for the price of the book alone you had 14 appendices worth of tools to help you assess and develop...

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