Dab Hand

Dab Hand

Do you struggle to know what to do with your hands while public speaking? You are not alone.  Often we feel like our hands don’t belong to us and we shouldn’t move them at all. This is not a good idea. Research by Vanessa Van Edwards has revealed that speeches are...

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Creativity for Wellbeing

Creativity for Wellbeing

This is a guest blog by Alison Wainwright of Dipitus Writing Services [https://dipitus.co.uk]. There has been a lot of awareness in recent years about the benefits of exercise for your mental wellbeing as well as your physical health. However, more recently, studies...

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5 Steps to a Kinder Workplace

5 Steps to a Kinder Workplace

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”  – Mother Teresa Being kind is proven to be good for our health and for those around us. So how can we cultivate more kindness in our day to day work? We’ve outlined 5 short and simple...

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5 Reasons to Embrace your Mistakes

5 Reasons to Embrace your Mistakes

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams No-one wants to make a mistake. It’s embarrassing, scary, and something to hide. But is this the right attitude towards mistakes? I’ve recently read a fascinating...

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Drama and the Next Industrial Revolution

Drama and the Next Industrial Revolution

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” A pretty clever man once said this…his name was Einstein. Every child is born with the ability...

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8 Mindful Skills Everyone Should Know

8 Mindful Skills Everyone Should Know

6 years ago I was a wreck. I was working as a carer. I was working 60 hours a week doing split shifts starting at 6am and finishing at 11pm. I was a sleep deprived, darty-eyed zombie. Now, I look back and wonder – how did I let myself get so run down? There are some...

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Public Speaking…It’s not all that scary!

Public Speaking…It’s not all that scary!

Check out these gold trousers…what a look! 1998. Alwoodley Primary. Year 3. Talent contest. My legs tremble. I go onstage. The whole school is watching. The lights burn my eyes.The music starts. I hear Britney Spears sing out. My cue to start dancing. It’s goes well....

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