Five boundaries for PEACE-ful working from home

Back in 2004, psychologist Cliff Arnall came up with a formula for the January blues, singling out the third Monday in the New Year as the most depressing.  Blue Monday was born!  His reasoning – by then, the weight of the cold winter days, the guilt of already broken New Year’s resolutions, and the reality […]

NEW NORMAL? Making enforced work-from-home, work for you

The option to work more flexibly and from home has been available for a while and many have embraced it.  However, the recently enforced requirement to work from home following the rapid spread of Covid-19, raises a whole set of challenges for those new to the situation. Beyond getting the technology and the new physical […]

Five things couples must do to survive the invasion of work-from-home

We have been banging on for the last three years about why it is vital to strengthen home relationships so people can be more emotionally healthy and productive at work.  Overnight, with the mass move to work-from-home in response to Covid-19, this message has become acute. For some people this will be the first time […]

Scheduling First Things First

Purpose If, like me, you work-from-home and have a constant challenge juggling work, home-life, priorities and to do lists, then this scheduling exercise is for you.  It will help you prioritise things so that you end every day/week feeling like you’ve achieved most, if not all, of the really important things without compromising your values. […]

Staying emotionally connected with your teens!

This year, the theme for #MentalHealthAwareness Week in the UK is “Body Image”.  As the Mental Health Foundation rightly put it, Body Image issues can affect all of us at any age. And given that our body image can impact the way “we feel”, which can in turn impact our sense of self and mental health, […]

Partners in Life & Business? How to Ensure Your Relationship Survives

Have you’ve ever worked together with your partner or a close family member? If so, you’ll know the grit it takes to deal with the extra relationship dynamic that enters the frame when you mix home and work life, and the fact that the challenges you face in the workplace often follow you home! We […]

Shall we talk… about money?

It’s (been) National Conversation Week this week, March 18th – 24th and, this year, the focus has been on encouraging people to talk about finances.  Good call. Money challenges or issues over finances is one of the most commonly articulated reasons for relationships falling apart. We need to get better at having this conversation. Of course, not having […]

The 4 Habits of ALL Successful Relationships

The 4 Habits - TEDx

A little while ago we ticked a major box on the bucket list – delivering a TEDx talk! Unusually (at least for TED talks!) we presented as a couple, living out our message that by proactively building great relationships we get to reap the benefits that come from improved productivity, wellbeing and work-life balance. This was a […]

3 things to know and do to get through conflict in your relationships

Today, 17 Oct 2019, is Conflict Resolution Day.  Hands up who hasn’t had some kind of argument that didn’t go so well in the last week… okay the last month then!  Why do you think that was?  Was it them?  Was it you?  Well, if you’re anything like me, hopefully you’ve learned by now that HOW you say what you […]