There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance. There’s Just Life

Tip of the Day - Monday 16th July The modern workplace is a stressful environment. The advent of the computer chip means that modern workers are expected to do far more than their counterparts even one generation ago. Things aren’t improving much either. As the media feast on stories surrounding the ‘global financial crisis’ (their words) workers feel more pressure to perform, fearing for their jobs, or worse still find themselves taking on more responsibilities following a spate of … [Read more...]

Work Hard, Rest Hard

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 11th July Not only does a lack of sleep impact on how you feel the next day, evidence suggests it could be more serious when it comes to long-term health. Research shows that American adults sleep 1-1.5 hours less today than their forebears in the 1960s and those sleeping less than 7-hours has increased from 16 to 37%.  Lack of sleep is not conducive to weight maintenance, stress tolerance or immune system strength. With the availability of the internet, 24-hour TV, … [Read more...]

Rhythm at Lytham

Tip of the day - Thursday 17th June As I make my way up to Royal Lytham & St.Annes to give a talk to the Halle Orchestra, I am reminded of an old Buddhist phrase - 'the wind is always with you, if you see it as friend, not foe'. I have often heard elite athletes describe flow as the feeling of having wind in ones sails, a feeling of being powered by an invisible energy and a deep awareness of the present. Performance becomes effortless, yet powerful and full of rhythm. We feel accompanied … [Read more...]

Top Up on the Sunshine Vitamin

Tip of the Day - Monday 11th June With the sun high in the clear blue sky, summer is a time for outdoor living, al-fresco dining and topping up your vitamin D levels. In the human body the majority of vitamin D is made by the action of ultra-violet light from the sun on the skin, with the minor proportion (very minor) coming from foods like dairy and fish. So with such a poor summer so far, are we all getting enough D? In the past Vitamin D was thought only to play a major role in bone health, … [Read more...]

Smile

Tip of the day - Saturday 2nd June Go on, just this once :) … [Read more...]