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One of the regular tips I share via social media goes like this….Did you know that journaling on a regular basis is a great way to empty the mind and slow down the worry monster? I’d like to share why I choose to say that and why it helps my wellbeing Perspectives This is written from several different perspectives. Th…

VUCA is a term that has been around for around 20 years. Like the term Emotional Resilience, that first came to prominence in a report from the NHS 15 years ago, VUCA is a term that has taken time to come to prominence. Until now, that is, where it it feels like a significant term to sum up some of our business environ…

In this blog that comes as school returns, we look at some of the stress related behaviours that we have observed which seem to revolve around our annual summer leave. This article is a combination of stories that we have heard time and time again in our workshops over the years and which we have experienced ourselves.…

A 21st century first world problem that is potentially one of the biggest health risks we face. I have been meaning to write an article about this subject matter for some time. It is a favourite soapbox subject for me in workshops and seminars but strangely enough I have not really committed it to our site. It is one o…

You love them. You have an almost unbreakable attachment to them. You must have, because you stay and put up with their behaviour. That is the bottom line to living with someone who has anger issues. They are either your child in which case you have, or try to have, unconditional love for them or they are your partner…

We often get asked how to prevent burnout. First of all we don’t really like that term because it implies that once it has happened there is no going back which is not true. But in the spirit of answering the question I put some thoughts together.   This is written from the perspective of many of our clients who are bu…

It’s that time of year again where everyone who is involved in the personal development arena starts preaching about the best way…often new way… to improve our lives this year. I am no different although I do hope to give a slightly different, albeit not a new, perspective on this interesting time of year. Here is my g…

The Apprentice has started and after its first two episodes it is already challenging us here at Calm HQ. Every Reality TV series that has a great concept has a challenge; that being to live up to it’s original promise while not being exactly the same each year. If the format remains the same then other things need to…

Here at Calm People we work in a lot of organisations of all different sizes. When talking to delegates about stress there is always one theme that evolves in almost every workshop. When we talk about the sources of their stress on major source of stress is The Boss. For us it is too easy to just agree and join in the…

Note: This article was written for and previously appeared on Busines Matters Magazine website Britain is basking in post Olympic games glory. The best medal haul for 108 years and tables are being produced showing our world standing for medals per head of population, millions invested or even as a factor of our GDP. W…