Category Archives: Taking control

About to burst to overflowing… what’s in your teacup?

OK I admit it. I’m a bit of a BBC Radio 4 freak and love listening into some of my favourite programmes, including ‘Start the Week’  whilst I’m pottering about doing this and that. The series ‘Campaign Sidebar’ has been … Continue reading

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Exceptional Leaders… make you think?

October is Black History Month and despite being incredible busy I found time to ponder a bit on the story of migration that makes up “ME”, Kiki Maurey. An English Mother with origins going back to William the Conqueror’s invasion … Continue reading

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Two-faced? It might actually work for you!

As I’ve journeyed through a fascinating life, I’ve often wondered how I found the inner resources to keep going. In the ’50s and ‘60s I was coping with life in care, albeit in the children’s homes of the Church of … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day: how you can make it work for you!

Remember the 1993 film Groundhog Day? It starred Bill Murray as Phil Connors, the annoyingly cynical and rather arrogant meteorologist. It was supposed to be a comedy but there was a really creepy element running through it, the idea that … Continue reading

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Survivors Guide to stress management: C’mon, give it a go!

Here are some short and what you might call hopelessly simple strategies for when you ‘are in the grip’ of negativity and lacking in confidence. We all go there, me included. But now I’m much more self-aware of that slippery … Continue reading

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