Category Archives: Jan’s Blog

Are your staff still using a phone?

Remember that old thing called a phone?  That was once such a centre for all things business?  Yes, I know.  It’s been downgraded.  We have internet sites where the bots can talk to our customers instead.   We have marketing departments whose targeting is so sharp that they would have us believe we can finally un-employ…
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Equal pay is only a part of Equality

2018 has got off to a storm of different headlines on or around Women’s rights, equality and equal pay. I shan’t go too far down the road of commenting on Sarah Vine’s ill-chosen critique of Vogue for putting forward champions of diversity dressed as models and comparing them to the original Suffragettes.   I think she…
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Discover the true origins of Mindfulness:

Mindfulness is now hard to miss in the UK.  There are taster sessions, term long classes, break-outs at work, and meetings after work.   It fits perfectly with the growth of our desire for Me-Time, peace and quiet away from pressure and technology.  So what is mindfulness and where did it originate? Contrary to many people’s…
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New Year, New Magic

So here we are.   It is the New Year – and not a sparkly new resolution in site in this household.  I find myself entirely in line with Megan Markle in abandoning this tradition. Sitting down on New Year’s Eve with a lot of optimism, booze and imagination is not ever going to be the…
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