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Meet Rufus

Struggle & success

Here’s Rufus the Walrus: a character created by Head Talks ambassador Lorna Collins. He will be featuring in an upcoming book alongside Sauerkraut the Sloth and Pritt the Piranha Fish. “I created these characters in response to the pandemic pandemonium,” said Lorna, describing her inspiration. The process brings me happiness.” Many thanks to Lorna – you can watch her Head Talk here and see her […]

Forget FOMO – just BE

Struggle & success

Career coach and Head Talks ambassador Anna Percy-Davis has some helpful ideas to ease ourselves out of lockdown and back into a more “normal” life. Take time to enjoy these fresh experiences and don’t try and get back to everything at once. Forget FOMO – just be present. And don’t forget: you don’t […]

How to be happy

Feed your mind

Do you feel like you’re on a treadmill, and happiness is always just around the corner? Are you disappointed that the things you buy don’t bring you lasting happiness? Professor Paul Dolan, from LSE’s Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, explains why this happens and what we can do to improve the way we feel. – […]

Leadership and performance expert

Feed your mind

Forget what you’ve been told about setting goals and making them achievable, says performance and leadership expert Jack Black. The most visionary people have had ideas that seemed unachievable at first. But the idea excited them so much that it stopped them thinking ‘how can I do this?” and moved them to “why […]

Performance and Teamwork Specialist

Feed your mind

Author and leadership expert James Kerr has studied high-performing teams including the All Blacks to learn the secrets of their success. In this video, he talks about the role of a good leader in building responsibility and resilience. “Leaders create other leaders by passing the ball, to use a sporting analogy. The ideal […]

Former Chief Business Officer, Google X

Feed your mind

Attaining happiness is as predictable as getting fit, says Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google X and founder of One Billion Happy. “If you make happiness your priority and go to the happiness ‘gym’ four to five times a week, you will be happier.” Mo says that if we make it […]

Positivity practice

Feed your mind

Acclaimed Sophrologist Dominique Antiglio has a positivity exercise for us, for whenever stress or negative thoughts come to us. The practice taps into mind, body and breath. If you like the practice shared by Dominique here, check out BeSophro’s new Move Forward with Positivity course, which was developed specifically in response to how […]

How to breathe better with a mask

Struggle & success

Many of us are struggling to find ways to breathe calmly and deeply while wearing a mask. Too often we find the breaths getting more and more shallow, which leads to increasing levels of anxiety. Breathwork coach Jamie Clements has worked with people recovering from covid-19, and shows us how to control our […]

Finding the love you deserve – even in a pandemic

Struggle & success

Author and love coach Persia Lawson has created a terrific free resource for single people, looking to court consciously during the pandemic and call in the happy, healthy relationship they deserve. In the audio training, Persia’s training explains what a happy, healthy relationship looks like, how you can transform your love life, the way to […]

Questions to ponder in 2021

Struggle & success

Anna Percy-Davis New Year’s day has come and gone in a particular blur this year and so too have many of my potential New Year’s Resolutions. What is it about New Year’s resolutions anyway? They seem to be a really clever (or perhaps not so clever) way of setting ourselves up to fail. Besides, looking […]

Respectful interventions at work

Struggle & success

Kindness at work also means kindness to ourselves right now, says wellbeing consultant Catrin Donnelly. She says we don’t do enough to ask our colleagues how they’re doing, if we think they are working too hard, or not taking enough breaks, or look like they could be struggling. “Have a proper conversation. Look […]

Learning to adapt

Struggle & success

Rachel Kelly Most of us prefer to follow a more predictable path and don’t like being rattled by unforeseen events. And, unfortunately, life feels especially unpredictable at the moment. The world is going through rapid and unprecedented change. We might in the past have relied on certain pillars of stability, be they religious, political or […]

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