December 25, 2009

Listening to people talk about New Year, they seem to divide into those who view New Year as a loathsome time when you have to face the fact that yet another year has gone by, and those who are only too happy to bid farewell to last year, and look wi...

December 11, 2009

I was recently contacted by a journalism student who was writing her Masters dissertation on careers.  'What,' she said, 'can graduates do to make themselves more attractive to employers at a time of recession?'
 
Although she was talking about young...

November 27, 2009

My 10 year old niece recently had a tough lesson in life. She and her friends moved into the senior class of primary school this term and they were told by their teachers that there were some jobs that went with that seniority. House captain jobs, ca...

November 13, 2009

Even in the most tranquil of lives there lurks the Difficult Person. It might be a colleague who never does what he says he'll do. Or a sibling who shirks responsibility for looking after your aged parents. It might be a parent who doesn't seem to ha...

October 30, 2009

'People fall over the truth now and then, but most pick themselves up and carry on as if nothing has happened.' 
 
                                           Winston Churchill....

October 16, 2009

'It's not what we do that makes us tired, it's what we don't do. The tasks we don't complete cause the most fatigue'. 
                                              Steve Chandler...

October 2, 2009

Last time, in 'What do you use your brain for?',  I invited you to take a tour round your brain, and for those of you who did there were probably a few revelations. There usually are when you take the time to step back from an experience you live wit...

September 18, 2009

'You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that caused it' 

                                     Albert Einstein...

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