How to Face the Fear and Overcome It

How to face the fear

Fears Grow As Lockdown Eases As restrictions start to lift following the pandemic, I am now picking up fear in many conversations – un-articulated but there in the subtext. It’s understandable, of course.  We have faced a virus that no one can see, is potentially lethal, and we don’t know who might be carrying it. […]

How to Gain Some Personal Stability

Walking across a tightrope

Personal Stability in a Changing World Everything changes, but perhaps never more so than at the moment. Work, freedoms, the weather, the world – it’s a highly confusing picture out there. And with no sign of it becoming less so any time soon, I wanted to share something with you that has become a weekly […]

One Powerful Tool for Surviving Personal Crises

Surviving personal crises takes the right tools!

And How You Too Can Use This Tool This post is all about the best piece of advice on how to view the challenges of life (and survive personal crises) that I ever received from my psychologist.   See if you recognise the basics behind this scenario. And if you do, then pay heed to how it […]

Job Security is History – Make Plans Now

With job security now history, it's time to plan for the future

A Heartfelt Plea : Please Do Not Assume Your Job Is Safe Job security is history. And globally, the job market is in crisis, but there is plenty you can do to survive and thrive.  This article looks at what I have learnt about planning for success in uncertain times, and how to implement the […]

The True Human Cost of Poor Customer Service

What is happening to customer service in 2020?

Forgetting Customer Service – A Cardinal Sin In this post, I’m climbing on my soap-box! I am sick of some big companies using the current pandemic as an excuse to offer zero customer service or to rip off their clients.  “Morally reprehensible, unnecessary, and short-sighted” I’ve been appalled by both the service I have received, […]

On PTSD, Resilience, and Doing Life Differently

Pam Warren interviewed by Simon from Wellity on resilience, PTSD and doing life differently

My interview with Pam Warren (Paddington train crash survivor) Guest post by Simon Scott-Nelson from Wellity On PTSD, resilience, and doing life differently I met with Pam on the morning she emerged from her latest ‘Fug.’ This, in itself, demonstrates what we discussed in our interview, and her resilience. What is a ‘Fug’? ‘Fug’ is the […]

To Be Happy or To Be Content? That is the Question!

Smiling faces – are they happy or content or both?

Happy or Content – Which Is More Enduring? Let’s be clear straight off the bat… I’m not talking about ‘stuff’ in this article. Material things do not make us either happy or content – sure, they may give us a fleeting whiff of happiness, but never true contentment.   In this post, I’m talking about […]

Life After the Pandemic: A Huge Opportunity For All (but will we grab it?)

A door stands open to opportunities in life after the pandemic

What do you want from life after the pandemic? The COVID pandemic has given us all, throughout the world, pause for thought and a period to consider the important question: ‘What is it we truly want from life?’ Tantalising vistas have come into sharp view and opportunities for a whole new way of doing things […]

How to Successfully Navigate Crises (like COVID-19), Part 3

Writing materials for making plans amidst the COVID-19 crisis

Future Planning During the COVID-19 Crisis This is the third article in my series on dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis (click here for Part 1 and Part 2)… And in this article, the advice I offer differs from that which I would usually give about how to find and get to your […]

How to Successfully Navigate Crises (Like COVID-19), Part 2

Image of woman standing at the entrance to a maze - the COVID-19 crisis can feel like a confusing maze

Walking through the COVID-19 crisis (and other major challenges) In Part 1 of this series, I described five basic steps to start working on. Steps to help navigate any crisis, including the coronavirus and the circumstances we are currently facing. Now in Part 2, let’s look at the next steps in this process… I was […]