The Pros and Cons of Marginal Gains (so 2012)

Listen to any management guru or performance coach and they’ll bang on about the joy of marginal gains, an over-generalised theory adapted and exemplified from models used by David Brailsford at British Cycling.  Sure, every little thing you do contributes incrementally to your success.  Many of us know this.  We make the most of it,…

I Have a Confession to Make: I am an Addict

Gonna to have to face it I’m addicted to books!  Books have that easy-going, take-me-to-bed quality for me.  They can take me on a journey when I’m snuggled up comfortably at home, make me laugh out loud or make me cry.  Whatever makes me keep reading, anything that I can complete must have elements which…

Funny Adverts – Hit or Miss?

Sting in the Tail Cyclist’s Lip Balm. This goes on my face right? As a female cyclist I am much amused by the use of text and images in advertising. Here’s another: I don’t need to point out the obvious! At least the picture editor had the good sense to edit out the flat tyres…

Why do we have New Year’s Resolutions?

Some thoughts on Goal Setting with Rebecca Norton from Sense of Direction, Life Coach and Wellness Walk Leader. Many of us set goals at this time of year but statistics show that 80% of people have given up on their goal by February!  So how do you make it to being one of the 20%…

Less is More and More is Less this Christmas

I’ve been thinking about a lot about meanings lately. The Charity, Refuge have produced some brilliantly effective copy this year,  producing poems which read equally well from bottom to top, turning meanings on their head.  I found the hidden messages in them both powerful and moving.  Life is full of riddles and complexities.  The perfect…

Galia Gets Results – Slow Eating, Fast Walking

Day 1 – Arrival at Hye House: Galia Grainger is something of a legend and her Hye House extreme diet has attracted a lot of attention lately. Specifically designed to get results, my stay at her detox retreat began with cauliflower soup followed by green tea. Delicious. A quick stroll to watch the sunset over…