Don’t be a procrastinating donkey!

There’s a parable of sorts, a metaphor maybe, about a donkey. The donkey in the tale is stuck. He is both ravaged with thirst and famished with hunger and he is equidistant between the water trough and the hay bale. The donkey in this tale of woe was […]

Working from home? Here’s how to start your day!

It might surprise you to find that I’m not going to tell you much about how to start work… although I will end up there. This is because what you do before you start your work day is so important no matter where you are working but at […]

Where did it all go wrong?

This is huge isn’t it? This thing that we’re going through at the moment. This huge transformation of how things work and how we go about our business. As someone who loves to write about how we can look after ourselves, how we can self-care, I have found […]

Does The Moon Affect Human Behaviour?

Since starting out on my spiritual journey, I have become much more aware of the moon, her cycles and how it impacts upon my sleep pattern and moods. I frequently find myself saying to people, “everything that happens up there, (space), affects us lot down here, (on earth)”. […]

Meditation ‘on’

Sometimes the penny drops and you think… I’ve been thinking that all along but had never really thought of it as clearly as that. Meditation is not an easy thing to get ‘right’. Whatever ‘right’ is. We are generally told that it’s about clearing your mind of everything, […]

To De-caf or Not to De-Caf 

One of the first things I do on a morning is make myself a cup of coffee. A well-known brand of instant coffee granules and splash of skimmed milk, then I settle in my armchair to debate the morning’s news. It helps me wake up and enables me […]

Education and Training

Stephen is available for conferences and training events to talk about self care, being organised, and productivity. Get in touch here. He has recently presented at the North East Social Work Alliance Conference – “Relationships and Lived Experience” on resilience in professional practice and CACHE’s 2020 Leeds and […]

The ‘Two Minute’ Rule

Being productive either at work or at home is a crucial part of being organised and being organised is essential to a happy and content life I feel ……All your ducks in a row so that you just get on with your day. I live by the ideas […]

Is just enough enough?

Earlier this week I was talking to a group of final year students at the University where I work about self care. They are currently entering their final stages of their undergraduate degree, on placement, writing dissertations, and balancing all of that with family and personal life. I […]

Time to set some real goals! 10 things!

Now that we’ve got January out of the way it’s time to set some real goals. We’ve moved past the New Year resolutions we’ve probably already forgotten about (!!), we’ve finished off the Christmas sweets, and now we have the rest of the year to go at! Come […]