When asked if we are empathic, most of us will say ‘yes’. But wait a moment before you jump in with your answer. While are all born with the capacity to be empathic, this tragedy illustrates just one of the ways that we can unwittingly switch off our empathy.
On this week’s episode of the Dot to Dot podcast Lou and I talk about why rituals work. It turns out that there are real, scientific benefits to rituals. Rituals are practiced in all walks of life from preparing for a job interview to playing sport – and of course in every religion.
Have you ever drawn a blank? While in front of family and friends drawing a blank may leave us feeling embarrassed, perhaps irritated, and frustrated in an environment of colleagues or strangers the emotions this can provoke are quite extreme.
Through many years of profiling I’ve heard the impact that every parent has on a life, from childhood through to midlife and beyond. Every single one of us has been shaped by someone in our formative years be it positively or negatively.
The importance of sleep has been getting increasing coverage over the past decade. The problem is that we are surrounded by technology which can turn sleep deprivation into not only a health risk but also a fatal disaster.
There are so many myths that surround us which we cling onto well into adulthood and believe despite our rational knowledge of the world.
From humble beginnings to the board of Coca Cola. How one woman from a working class family ended up being Non Exec Director for some of the worlds most influential brands.
While we’re doing more and more to help with mental health in schools, to raise awareness and to address the issues – it still isn’t enough. What can we do to make it better?
‘How well do you really know yourself?’ A hugely significant 95% of us think that we’re self-aware, but the reality bears a stark contrast with 10% to 15% actually knowing who we really are (Eurich 2017). Although we believe that we know the image we see starting back at us from the mirror, the way we position our story on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, what our co-workers and friends think of us, in reality we spend very little time actually reflecting on who we are or asking people for honest opinions about the impact we’re having on them.