Argghh! Five Tips To Deal With Office Noise

There’s a man with a pneumatic drill outside the window. He’s digging up the asphalt… again! Actually there’s a bunch of them. They’ve got earmuffs on. The noise even from this distance of, say, 15 metres is disruptive. I can see their whole bodies vibrating with the intensity of the drills. Nothing can dampen that …

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How Do You Resist Temptation?

Most of us have really good intentions. We want to be our best self, not petty and selfish. Make the most of the moment, not get lost in recriminations and ruminations. Do all the good things we know to do to be healthy, not indulge in habits we know don’t serve us. Maybe your thing …

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Growing Up

When Carl Rogers, the psychotherapist, was asked how he felt about growing older he replied, “Older and growing, my friend, older and growing”. What does being a grown up actually mean? As a child, I remember longing to be a grown up for the sense of autonomy and freedom I imagined it brought. In my …

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Because You’re Worth It

A recent study looked into stress levels at home and at work in men and women. It measured stress, not by subjective reporting but by sampling the level of cortisol in saliva at different times during the day. The results were surprising. Whilst men seemed to experience being at home as less stressful than women, …

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“So Many Books, So Little Time”

This quote from Frank Zappa, could be paraphrased as so many sources of input, so much pressure to ‘do’. The other day, sitting in Regents Park before the start of an MMM session, I was tweeting a photo and all of a sudden the screen of my iPhone went blue then black. I pressed the …

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