Work/life balance

Sabbaticals today

Sabbaticals have risen in popularity recent years, fuelled in part by tech companies searching for new perks to attract and retain staff.  We were curious – how many companies actually offer Sabbaticals? So, we recently asked our LinkedIn and Twitter followers “Does your organisation formally offer the chance for people to…

‘From me to you’

We’re big fans of the ‘From Me To You’ charity, which orchestrates volunteers to write letters to people suffering from cancer in hospital. https://www.frommetoyouletters.co.uk Their volunteers also support the charity through fund raising activities.  In lockdown, Liz had, like so many of us, taken up the Couch to 5k challenge…

It’s a Yorkshire thing (with thanks to Simon Fogg)

I kind of remember always wanting to learn how to build a dry-stone wall, but perhaps I made up that memory? It may have been a more recent urge, but nevertheless I found myself, last June, on the outskirts of Sheffield. There were four of us and the farmer, truth…

Mother and home work versus the facilities manager

Whilst I take a short breather over a cool glass of wine on a Sunday evening, I reflect on the previous week’s events in my role as a mother whose recent work-life was within FM. In both roles I have facilitated my client currently my partner (and service user children)…

Stress? What stress?

I attended a great event this week – were you aware it was Stress Awareness Day? The event was run in conjunction with the Stress Management Society (www.stress.org.uk), and here is a snapshot of the key learning points. What is stress? Have you found that we tend to relate stress…

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