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Snowflake Or Sensible?

We all know the term snowflake. It’s derogatory. Originally used to describe the Millennial Generation but also widely applied to Gen Z too.  Collins English Dictionary had it as their word of the year for 2016 and defined a snowflake as “ someone viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than…

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Where’s your leadership team F…F…F…?

No…I have not developed a stutter No…I am not swearing  Any stressful situation can produce a reaction in our amygdala which we know as… Fight Flight Freeze   So where is your leadership team? If we have a healthy relationship with stress (yes we can have one of those) we are likely to have active…

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International Men’s Day Thoughts

It is International Men’s day. Since we work in the field of mental and emotional health I thought I’d put a couple of random but interrelated thoughts down. This years themes are Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys Promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity  …

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None Of Us Is Perfect. Yet…

Let those who cast the first stone… It is with deliberate irony that I start this article off with a misquote of a sentence from The Gospel According to John”, chapter 8, verses 3–7 Let those who cast the first stone be without sin. For those that prefer less religious referencing maybe…those in glass houses…

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Are you scared...I am often

Are you scared?

I am…often   We often quote Franklin D Roosevelt “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” as a way of saying fear is unhelpful. When in fact fear is real, natural and can be a helpful motivator. For me it is an indictment of how we, in general, deal with vulnerability.  …

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The Shame and Blame Game and the Fuel Shortage

What are you hiding from?   The government blames the industry   The industry blames Brexit   We, the public, blame the government, the industry and each other.   Some of us sit back in judgement.   Judgement, criticism, shame and blame are all part of our psychological defence mechanisms designed to shift attention from…

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