Category: Goodness

  • On Suicide.

    On Suicide.

    Might helping people who consider suicide, to feel less trapped and more in control, be helpful to managing suicidal thoughts?

  • I Want to Help One Billion People Prioritise Their Happiness

    I Want to Help One Billion People Prioritise Their Happiness

    A very bizarre set of events led me to discover Mo Gawdat and his movement onebillionhappy. This highly inspiring man who could, by all accounts, be sitting in his wealth, isolated from everything that is going on in the world, is instead on an audacious mission to help ONE BILLION people figure out and focus […]

  • Bullies and Bluebells

    Bullies and Bluebells

    I was recently in a dialogue with a client and the conversation turned to “Evil Scrum” and some previous negative experiences that some people had experienced. They imposed velocity targets and demanded estimates a year in advance and then bashed people when those forecasts weren’t met Now, I’m no big fan of Scrum or Kanban […]

  • Lessons from a #LinkyBrains event no one else came to

    Lessons from a #LinkyBrains event no one else came to

    The LinkyBrains movement is purely accidental. It has gained and is gaining momentum primarily through small groups of people meeting to have coffee, some lunch or just a walk. What brings them together is the idea of different mindsets, curiosity, meeting kindred spirits – whatever. These ‘coffees’ are shabby-chic. There is often no structure, no […]

  • 10 Days into #LinkyBrains and this is what it's about for me.

    10 Days into #LinkyBrains and this is what it's about for me.

    10 mad days It has been the maddest 10 days of my life and I’ve had plenty mad. Time to reflect on this LinkyBrain thing – taking in all the feedback  that’s rolling in from chats, blog posts and spontaneous conversations and I’d like to share them. Here are my reflections, 10 days in. LinkyBrains […]

  • March's 30 Day Challenge: 2 minutes of high knees + 3 minutes of push ups!

    March's 30 Day Challenge: 2 minutes of high knees + 3 minutes of push ups!

    5 Minutes seems the right amount of time To get to a very nice sweat – with the right exercises of course. The 30 Day Plank Challenge was phenomenal! My back, legs and core feel so much more reliable. I think that they are so effective that I will keep doing them every other day, […]

  • Why I don't cheat.

    Why I don't cheat.

    A tale of 2 exam papers Twenty seven years ago, in a small but important town in southern Nigeria,  two teenage boys – bored with revising for their GCSEs – succumbed to the temptation of ‘guaranteeing the outcome’ of their Chemistry exam. As with any situation with demand, supply always rises to meet it. As […]

  • Day 1: I am Rohingya #51Days

    Day 1: I am Rohingya #51Days

    Today as part of my #51days act of solidarity, I shall change my twitter profile to ‘I am Rohingya” The Rohingya are an ethnic group that live in Myanmar – formerly Burma – they are mostly Muslims in a country that is predominantly Buddhist. For a toxic mix of reasons – ranging from religious difference, […]

  • 51 days of solidarity and advocacy.

    There are 51 days until Christmas 2016. For each of those days,I will change my name on Twitter to reflect a cause I want to support and bring some attention in a small way. Why? There is so much wrong with the world. There is so much that is right too. We are each nodes […]

  • My Camino is over for now. I walked 255 km for ME/CFS

    My Camino is over for now. I walked 255 km for ME/CFS

    In January 2016, I committed to take my dog – Maya – on a really long walk and I committed to use the walk to raise money and awareness for more investment into the medical conditions: Myalgic Encephalitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FibroMyalgia. My best friend and my daughter both suffer from forms of these […]