in8 Cards Workshops

in8 Cards Workshops

New Workshops The latest edition of the Human Givens Journal (Volume 20, No 1) landed on my doorstep this morning. On page 27, I was delighted to see a short article about the new in8 Cards resource which we launched just a month ago. The response to this new tool has...
Positive and Negative

Positive and Negative

The Positive Thinking Movement I am noticing that more and more people are thinking in terms of the ideas presented in popular books and films such as The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know? I have no doubt personally that there is a rich mix of people with...
Connecting to People

Connecting to People

A Sociable Week Bindi and I have spent a lot of time this week connecting with people. Yesterday we visited the Wiltshire Business Expo 2013 at the Civic Hall in Trowbridge. It was good to meet up with a number of local business people who we know through various...
Kindness – is it overated?

Kindness – is it overated?

Kindness vs. Discipline Anyone who has brought up children will know at least two things: one is just how important it is to show them unconditional love. The second is that there are times when showing them kindness is the very last thing on your mind. As an example...
Oblique Strategies

Oblique Strategies

Listening to the Radio This week I listened to a BBC Radio 4 programme by Simon Armitage called “Oblique Strategies”. It was an amusing program and well worth a listen if you can still access the BBC replay stream here. Originally published in 1975, this...
Staying Sane when Self Employed

Staying Sane when Self Employed

Are You Self Employed? Brad Burton, the charismatic founder of 4Networking, says that the wonderful thing about being self-employed is that you get to choose exactly which of the eighteen hours per day you work! Regardless of how many hours you work, take a moment to...
Men and Emotions

Men and Emotions

Theme of the week There seems to have been a theme running throughout our discussions with others this week. The theme is about the difficulty that men sometimes have in expressing their emotions, and the different ways that emotions surface in men and women. Anxiety...
Can you change your mind?

Can you change your mind?

Have you ever had to change your mind? When I was seventeen, for one glorious summer I worked on a fruit farm. Several friends were camping together and one day someone stole my wallet from my tent. I was absolutely certain that I knew who had taken it – the guy...