Grit or quit

True Grit or Time to Quit?

True Grit or Time to Quit? Annie Duke – a former professional poker player, has a new book out: Quit – The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away.  Apparently one of the main differences between elite players and amateurs is knowing when to fold. In our oftentimes binary world of pass/fail, win/lose, somehow ‘grit’ has…

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is almost upon us

Remembrance Day is almost upon us I have worked with a significant number of military veterans over the years, and blimey what an education! Lockdowns moved things in an unexpectedly helpful direction, forcing us outdoors, yomping through woodland, savouring elevated views of land and sea in the summer sun, and sheltering in Ellie’s barn when…

Movember

Movember men, we salute you!

Movember men, we salute you! Movember, the month formerly known as November, is the time when heroic and selfless men all over the world grow a moustache (aka a ‘mo’) in order to raise awareness and funds for men’s health – particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention initiatives.  During this month…

Pumpkins

Halloween/Trick or Treat

Halloween/Trick or Treat Those of you who have read my earlier posts will already know that for me this year has been about creativity and learning new skills. Most recently I’ve been thoroughly enjoying learning about printables:  I create a digital file and upload it (starting with Etsy) and anyone, anywhere in the world can…

No regrets

No regrets … really??

No regrets … really?? Best selling author Dan Pink has turned his attention to the ‘absurd culture of No Regrets’ and he has some interesting insights to share.  See https://www.danpink.com/the-power-of-regret/   There is so much scope for regret, so many opportunities for us to mess up.  Be assured though, there is no such thing as a…

thoughts thinking

Thoughts-thinking-thoughts-thinking

Thoughts-thinking-thoughts-thinking Yonks ago someone said to me (without any actual, hard evidence) that only about 1% of what the average Jo/e thinks each day is original thought.   Mind. Blown.  I LOVED this idea.  It made me laugh out loud because it fitted so well with my own direct experience.   I suppose I would class myself…

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SOS from a social media misfit

SOS from a social media misfit I’ve been trying to find a home on social media for a good while now, but so far nothing is sitting right.  I’ve done a bit of half-hearted posting on Instagram and Linkedin, but it hasn’t really done anything for me, and I don’t think I’ve done much for…