One most significant skill to learn for good digital wellbeing is managing transitions to and from online activities. Learning to negotiate our online and offline identities, connections and behaviours can be incredibly helpful but is frequently overlooked. I still see many articles about digital wellbeing and online safety assuming a clear cut line between the two worlds. That’s simply not the case.
Welcome to August, a month of holidays and first travel adventures for many of you. Time of well-deserved rest, especially this year. It also continues to be a busy time for some of you, especially if you cannot take time off at all. Last month I proposed the idea of active rest, so this time I would like to play with the other side of that coin: rest, reflection, restoration, smarter work and softer routine.
How do you feel, really? Welcome to July and our mid-year reflection. How are you? How are you feeling after all those months of storms and the unveiling of uncomfortable truths about our humanity? We have all come so far, and we all still have a lot of work to do. Many of us experience a lot of collective, generational and individual trauma. Many of us wake up to the …
How much do you know about empathy? Happy National Empathy Day! Happy Pride Month! Here, this month is a time of reflection about the diversity of expression and kindness that unites us in the UK. So what is empathy? Often confused with sympathy (feeling sorry for others), empathy is an ability to step into the other person’s emotional space. It is an ability to feel with them. We can do this in …
How is your connection with nature? This is the question I often ask my clients – regardless of the type of work we do “in the room”. We all have a relationship with the natural world around us. It is, of course, a personal relationship built on our past experiences, so we might all experience nature differently. Some of us dive into an allotmenteering experience, while others prefer one minimal …
This is the question we are often scared to ask in the room with the client. However, it is the crucial question that opens the door to a trusted work for change and healing.
Lockdowns, social isolation, difficult choices…spring is proving somewhat challenging. However, it also allows a lot of space to think.
With longer days and snowdrops here, in the U.K., change is up in the air. That can mean a good thing: hopefulness, joy and lighter reality. We start to move more, leave comfy blankets at home and enjoy long walks or biker rides. However, the pandemic is still here, and many still experience loss. We need to be aware of the quiet, underlying impact of their and our collective trauma, especially now that the healing begins for many of us.
I hope this email finds you well. How are you? Really, how are you doing? How is this time of the year for you? Let me know!
As we approach the end of this challenging year, I am sitting down to reflect on it, and I encourage you to do the same. 2020 feels unique, unveiling and challenging in many ways.