The benefits of leaving the city and heading to the beach

Why does it seemed that so many people in Cornwall are laid back to the point of being horizontal ?

Frazer Hicks the boatman from the Isles of Scilly once famously described the local word ‘dreckly’ as “like manyana, but with less urgency”.

So what is it about living near the coast, on the beach and in sight of the sea? Scientists have discovered that the ‘blue space’ effect has an incredible way of making you feel at ease.

There are four notable ways : Continue reading “The benefits of leaving the city and heading to the beach”

There’s a hole in your bucket – well probably quite a few …

No doubt you have seen the film The Bucket List, the idea which has inspired many people to review what their most important tangible goals are.  Climbing a mountain, running a marathon, having a sports car, visiting a certain place, learning something new and so on.  Many bucket lists and plans tend to be focused around things, going, doing, seeing and having, and there have been many words written and spoken about achieving those things.  However, there is a far deeper, more meaningful aspect which is easily overlooked and forgotten! Continue reading “There’s a hole in your bucket – well probably quite a few …”

How does your journey to work make you feel?

Many of us acknowledge that the journey to work is a real drag, that arduous commute, changing from 1st gear to 2nd, or jammed into a stuffy bus or tube train (that’s probably where you are reading this now).  This is no way to make you feel uplifted and positive about the day to come – far from it! Continue reading “How does your journey to work make you feel?”

Why not turn your passion into a profession?

Can you remember all those dreams and goals which have been buried over the years (adulthood and rationality get in the way).   Frequently, the job or past time which sparked your enthusiasm and joy when you were 8 years old, still holds a small candle of passion deep inside of you yet, years of growing up, school, work, stuff, responsibility and so on, has reduced it to the tiniest glimmering flicker – almost forgotten. Continue reading “Why not turn your passion into a profession?”

What your work really gives you? Money? Identity? Purpose ?

So that was the question I heard recently during a meeting with a firm of HR, Outplacement (that’s a nice word for redundancy) and At Retirement a specialists –   a business who support people in career transition, and one who I have worked with for many years as their dedicated IFA.   Continue reading “What your work really gives you? Money? Identity? Purpose ?”