Category: My chaotic life

Does Failing make you a Failure?

Does failing make you a failure?

You will fail Not all the time but on many occasions, you will fail. I know there have been numerous times when I have entered the familiar dark arena of failure and been overcome with guilt, disgust, frustration, shame, sadness, guilt, despair, envy, jealousy, doubt and a multitude of other negative emotions. There...

How to use generosity to achieve happiness

10 Tips On How To Use Generosity To Help Achieve Happiness

On Monday, I was fortunate enough to spend an Afternoon of Happiness in London.  This was an event organised by Action for Happiness and included a 1.5 hour chat with the Dalai Lama.  Now if that wasn’t inspirational enough, there were a number of other guest speakers, all of whom wanted us to be...

Half pound weight loss in a year

Sunday Sharing: Thinking Slimmer with Slimpod and public accountability

In one year of many attempts, I’ve lost the grand total of 0.5lb. During that year I’ve gained 1 stone, lost 1.5 stone, gained 1 stone, lost 0.5 stone … And so on. Over the last few months I’ve been looking into what works best for me. Being in Fitbit...

What does Participation look like as a diagram?

As I sat scrolling through Twitter a few weeks ago, I came across a conversation that set me thinking. Kath Evans (Head of Patient Experience at NHS England) was asking if people preferred an image showing “the ladder of participation” or “the circle of involvement”. Circle, Ladder or Venn? Initially...