I have been working with a large organisation recently who are suffering from what I like to call as ‘Nose to the Grindstone Syndrome’. I was brought in as an ‘extra pair of hands’ to help in a crisis, but I have become ‘a pair of fresh eyes’ and Changemaker, providing a vision for the … Continue reading Could you use a Changemaker?
Cornwall is currently gearing up for the main holiday season. The Spring Bank Holiday and half term usually bring the first real influx of tourists. Easter and the Whitsun Bank Holiday can be busy, but it’s not usually sustained, whereas from early June most attractions and accommodation providers can guarantee a fairly consistent level of … Continue reading Dealing with Over Tourism head on
This is Mental Health Awareness week which many workplaces across the country will be marking in some way. There has been huge progress in the subject of mental health in recent years, enabling sufferers of anxiety, depression, stress and other debilitating conditions to be more open and receive adequate support. However, stigma relating to mental … Continue reading Top Tips for Mental Health Awareness Week
Change can be complicated. There is often resistance, time needed to adapt and nostalgia for the way things were and the possibility that it might not work. But as a species, we are always changing – who we are, where we are, how we do things, what we do and what we use. If we … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences
In my dreams, I am living on a small holding with some chickens, maybe a pig and space to grow lots of vegetables. My evenings are spent concocting delicious meals with the fresh produce and running up some gorgeous upcycled clothes that make me look a million dollars! In reality, my tomato plants wither and … Continue reading Dreams of a simpler life!
It’s not every day that you hear stories of outstanding customer service, so I was really impressed to hear a friend’s account of her interaction with sofa retailer DFS. Severe allergies mean buying new furniture can be a minefield, so my friend felt reassured when DFS worked with her to identify what would be suitable … Continue reading Shout about your achievements!
Jason Walker, communication director of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota was recently quoted: "To be truly sustainable, a farm must do three things: Produce enough food, produce enough income for the farmer and leave the land in better condition for future generations.” Over the past 50 years, in the rush to provide ever increasing … Continue reading Does sustainable farming mean we should eat differently?
It’s not so long ago that I was struggling with a full time job and a growing family with bottomless stomachs. Not only was I extremely time poor, but I was also trying to manage on a very tight budget so had neither the opportunity of spending hours concocting nutritious meals, nor the option of … Continue reading A plea for tolerance in the war on single use plastics
Easter has always been my favourite time of year. I am not particularly religious, and although I love chocolate, it’s not the prospect of gorging myself on eggs all day! For me, Easter heralds the start of spring, new life and new beginning. The 4 day weekend is the perfect opportunity to catch up with … Continue reading There’s more to Easter than eggs and religion!
As we near the end of the tax year, I suspect many of us will turn out thoughts towards preparing accounts for inspection and getting ready to pay the bill. It is a job that will have many of us complaining that we pay too much tax and looking for ways to reduce our payments. … Continue reading I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.