6 reasons why space (downtime) matters

6 reasons why space (downtime) matters

Lately I’ve had a run of conversations with clients about needing more space / down time / time to be creative / time for themselves. In our conversations there is a sense of deficit. Like time itself is in short supply. Which, honestly, in many ways it is. As a  culture we are totally addicted…

You’re part of something amazing

You’re part of something amazing

Do you ever feel like the work other people do is more important? More impressive? More impactful? Like everyone around you is involved with some really gobsmackingly amazing stuff. Really contributing to something tangible and better. And you’re kind of on the periphery? Maybe you don’t feel like this all the time, but there are…

An introduction to slow living

An introduction to slow living

About a week ago, I was sat reading a blog by the ever-fantastic Tad Hargrave. Thanks to him + the slow food movement the next thing that happened was I learnt about the idea of slow living. It seemed pretty cool to me. [Many days and creative thoughts later] I decided wanted to try it…

3 tips to help making difficult decisions easier

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve been offered a job which you were hopelessly enthusiastic about until those immortal words “we’d like to offer you the job” were uttered and reality set in. Now you feel like running and hiding in the nearest small, dark cave. Or maybe you’ve been asked to take a…

Capturing inspiration for the tough days

Capturing inspiration for the tough days

PermanentlyBrilliant is in an embryonic form – that much Manda admits. But she’s humble and she doesn’t tell me how fab it is regardless of it’s incompleteness. I checked it out because we had a great conversation about permaculture and food, and the 1 kwh house, and I’m curious and excited. Greeting me as the…

3 essentials for a successful career in sustainability

3 essentials for a successful career in sustainability

When I was small and people asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up I’d say I wanted to change the world. It wasn’t a surprising turn of events that I went on to study Sustainable Development at University (twice) and pretty much devoted all my time to being as “eco” as…

What coaching is really like: A coaching journey from a client’s perspective

What coaching is really like: A coaching journey from a client’s perspective

Coaching can be quite an illusive, unknown quantity if you’re new to it. But the benefits can be quite profound. Here Tessa, a Sustainable You Client, has shared the insights and experience of her coaching journey. Tessa is a Project Manager based in Istanbul. Tell us a little about yourself – what was happening in your…

Breaking routines: making time for you

Breaking routines: making time for you

The end of a long and totally gorgeous summers day here in Cornwall and I was off to look after my friends kids at their temporary home: a tipi in the middle of a field with no running water, electricity or a toilet. I’d never been to see them ‘in location’ before and it felt like…

How to create lasting change (clue: it’s all about identity)

How to create lasting change (clue: it’s all about identity)

I go through phases with cleaning. Sometimes (occasionally!) the moment will take me and I’ll have a big clean up and put everything back in its home. Then, for about 2 weeks, I’ll make a really concerted effort to tidy up. Not to allow the huge pile of clothes to accumulate by the bed and the…

The secret to achieving anything!

The secret to achieving anything!

“I need to slow down” Molly said to me last week. I hear this a lot from clients and it always makes me curious – did you notice the language? “I need” is a lot like “I should” or “I ought to”. Our words are usually a reflection of our mindset so in this case…

Playing your way to success + happiness

Playing your way to success + happiness

Have you ever seen the film ‘Yes Man’? It’s about a guy who changes his ways and goes from being someone who says NO in life to being someone who says YES to everything – with awesome consequences. I love this film – I’m a sucker for anything vaguely silly at the best of times…

2 Failsafe tips for when you’re running on empty

2 Failsafe tips for when you’re running on empty

Ebbs and flows. As normal as any other part of life that you might stumble upon. But seriously annoying to hit an ebb of energy when you’re at your busiest. Sick, sick irony. God damn. We all get tired. Some days I bounce out of bed. Others it’s all I can do to roll and…

Gratitude: the door to appreciation + happiness

Gratitude: the door to appreciation + happiness

I’ve just started reading The Happiness Project by New Yorker Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen’s journey starts on a on grey, wet day on a city bus where she has a sudden realisation that she is running through her life. She is fortunate and has a lot to be grateful for, but she feels like she is…

A desire for quality

A desire for quality

This is one for all you speed-junkies. You know who you are. You love to be busy, to see your friends, to meet new people, to try new things, to work hard, and to play harder. Your days are FULL. For you, full is thrilling; busy is glamourous and exciting.  But hand in hand with…

Growing your big ideas

Growing your big ideas

So you’ve got this truly brilliant idea of how you can help to make the world a better place. You know the idea is totally stella but there are people in your life who seem to pride themselves on telling you “it’ll never work” or pointing out all the technical or logistical problems with making…

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