Author Archives: Joey Clifton

Your greatest, highest self: sowing the seeds of your future

  “We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it” – Donald Curtis. When you were first born you were helpless. You couldn’t hold your head up on your own; you certainly couldn’t conceive of being able to walk or run. Yet within 2 short years you were probably trotting around,Continue Reading

6 reasons why your Self Care is essential for sustainability. 

If you haven’t nailed self-care it’s time you did. I don’t mean this lightly, and I make no apologies. I strongly believe that self care is where sustainability begins. It’s time we all started to look after ourselves first and well. Sure, sure. There’s a million reasons why you don’t: There’s never enough time. MaybeContinue Reading

When work is quiet: Calling freelancers, consultants, + the self-employed

When work is quiet: Calling freelancers, consultants, + the self-employed

It’s been a quiet month. Or worse, a quiet couple of months. You love what you do and wouldn’t return to apron-strings-employment for all the Gin in England. But, the truth of the matter is you don’t find quiet times easy: It’s hard to stay positive. When work is short it can be hard toContinue Reading

What is burnout and why it matters

It’s possible ‘burnout’ has never crossed your mind. If that’s the case then great – good on you. And whatever you are doing to take care of yourself, just keep doing it! But for most of us the plain and simple fact is that burnout is a thing. You, or someone you know has probablyContinue Reading

Changing jobs and don’t know where to start

Changing jobs and don’t know where to start

Maybe it’s a choice and you’ve decided it’s time for the next challenge. Or maybe it’s been necessitated by a shift in your circumstances or organisation. Either way, changing jobs can be a minefield. Here you are, stood face to face with the need to be proactive and make some decisions and you’re about asContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Why your happiness is essential to sustainability

Why your happiness is essential to sustainability

As part of the Dalai Lama’s trip to the UK this summer he went to Glasto festival. A friend of mine, sat very close to the front in his talk, came home brimming with joy. “His message is that we’re here on this earth to be happy” she extolled! Amazing, isn’t it, how very simple messages canContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Putting yourself first is NOT selfish

When you don’t know your own value, or you value others more, it’s really easy to put everyone else first. To prioritise their needs above yours, to say yes endlessly, to give everything you’ve got. Until there’s nothing left in the tank. Apparently, boundaries and self care are something a lot of people struggle with.Continue Reading

Build your sustainability network: 5 quick tips

One of the placements during my masters in sustainable development was in a large company. The ‘sustainability department’ in this company was just 2 people and the rest of the organisation knew little, and cared less, about sustainable development. It was during this placement I learnt how unbelievably hard it is to swim endlessly against the tide on your own,Continue Reading

Build your network! (because working in sustainability can be isolating)

Build your network! (because working in sustainability can be isolating)

Do you feel on your own in your work? What I mean when I say that is do you need more support in your work than you get now? Even if you’re part of a team, is the sense of collaboration, support, camaraderie missing? Whether you’re part of a small team in a big organisation or you’re self employed,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Your intentions for a new year

Your intentions for a new year

Do you struggle to write goals for yourself in a new year? Yet you still want to make the most of the changing seasons and the opportunity for reflection? Perhaps there’s something that feels quite soulful or spiritual about these colder months. The solstice, the new calendar year…and you’d love to mark these significant times.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

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