I Live At Work

Lockdown and mental health: chess has been a useful tool. Photograph of lead character in The Queen's Gambit

Lockdown & Mental Health I live at work. A year ago we had a company day at Old Trafford and I remember talking about the exciting year ahead. At the time I believe there were single figures of COVID cases in the UK. The virus was almost an abstract concept. A month later we sent … Read more

An Idiot With A Plan

Business plan - image of a whiteboard with business ideas scribbled on it

The Overnight Accident Someone reminded me how long I had been in my current role a few weeks ago. I said to them ‘I’m just getting started’ and the person said ‘that’s what you always say.’ Reflecting on the conversation later, I realised they had been saying to me I had been here too long. … Read more

Younger Next Year

Younger Next Year was a book gifted to me probably a dozen years ago now. Written by Dr Henry Lodge and his patient Chris Crowley, it gives advice on “living like you’re 50 until 80 and beyond”. I can’t remember what’s in the book. I do know that I have tried to adhere to the … Read more

Inside The Four Walls

Inside The Four Walls - advert for podcast featuring blog author

Inside The Four Walls is a business podcast by Nick Morgan, focusing on the sports nutrition and wellness nutrition industry. I was fortunate enough to feature on it this week. I was given the opportunity to talk about the development of the business I lead, Science in Sport PLC. I’ve led it through its development … Read more

Winter Wellness

Winter Wellness - lone walker on tree lined snowy road

The Winter Wellness Blues I know it’s not October for a couple of days and it’s only just Autumn. But winter wellness has been on my mind recently. I can feel the drag on my mental wellness; I’ve got the first sniffling cold of the season. It’s a time where I can start to drift … Read more

Working From Home: COVID Diaries

Working From Home My COVID diaries try to capture the chaos and uncertainty of the last months. It’s a problematic diary to write, as the effect on our species has been so profound that it has affected all corners of our personal and professional lives. I could write for hours and not do justice to … Read more

My White Privilege

White Privilege and White Silence signs held by protestors

Of Course, I Have White Privilege I wanted to acknowledge my white privilege. I started by entering ‘white privilege’ into a search engine and found myself surprised by the results. On page one, 50% of the results helped with definitions and the rest for articles that debunked the term as being a myth and perhaps … Read more

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