Every time I’ve been in a role with an individual budget for learning & development (L&D), I’ve loved it. And every time that benefit has been limited, and withdrawn, I’ve left pretty sharpish. I’ve realised I value having an individual L&D budget above all other employer benefits. (Employee assistance programmes nearly tie, but, for me, […]
Sustainable ways of working I’m so grateful for experiences that have taught me so much about collaborating and sustainable ways of working. Spoiler: It’s about people and relationships. Building relationships IS the work Organising team building together Last year I co-organised a homesite. Wait, what’s a homesite? It’s a virtual off-site. But, what’s an off-site? […]
Today’s the last live call for the Amplify creative flow class, and I’m going to miss them. Really grateful to be on them. My 20-something self would never believe I’d be on weekly calls with Steve Pavlina. And I’m excited about joining Conscious Growth Club. Questions I’m looking forward to exploring next week What relationship […]
I ate too much sugar and gave myself a headache because I was feeling anxious. But then I ate chips and drank non-alcoholic sparkling elderflower in a champagne flute, with a cooling pad on my forehead, whilst talking with friends, and that helped. Yay! I have 2 big deadlines tomorrow, so even though this blog […]
What a day. I don’t know where to start, but it’s past 10 pm (23:30 now!) and sleep is desirable and necessary, so I’m just going to share some faves from Twitter today. And a moth. Memes about Brassicas. I’m a plant nerd, and broccoli is my fave, so… You’re welcome.
Embracing do nothing days and practising nourishing flow states Encouraging flow What is flow? Being “in the zone”. More on Wikipedia The 4 Fs of Flow (10 min video with subtitles): Focus Freedom: Letting go of fear and scrutiny Feedback: Am I getting closer to my goal or not? 4%: Optimal challenge Learning this is […]
So, I think I’m getting better at do nothing days, days of unshoulding, unscheduled time. Today, I’ve been: Watching Bill Bailey’s Limboland stand-up comedy Learning about Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman whilst studying Octalysis Watching Adventure Time Napping Ordering myself vegan afternoon tea & groceries Snacking Budgeting All I had scheduled for today […]
I was talking with colleagues today. Someone expressed a desire for a question that’s good to ask everyone. Some weather we’re having, huh? People often talk about the weather. Maybe because it’s a universal phenomenon that affects people. But no, some areas have pretty much the same weather all the time, and therefore rarely speak […]
Lately, food has just been a bit of a struggle. But these foods still appeal to me when my appetite is fluctuating. Tesco prices, unless specified otherwise 11 delights for £15 Croquettes: Just mashed potato covered in breadcrumbs, but feels so fancy. Not every brand of these is vegan, but McCains are. £1.50 Similarly, McCain […]
I don’t really have more words, but here is a comic.