May 28
Iceland – the Happiest Country?

As with any happiness or life satisfaction league table, who comes top depends on exactly what’s being measured and how. In this article by The Observer journalist John Carlin, Iceland is referred to as the happiest country in the world. How can this be? We all know that it’s Denmark! Carlin’s conclusion is based on […]

Jun 20
Emotional Well Being

A new campaign,Growing Strong, has been launched by the children’s charity NCH to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people’s emotional well-being to their ability to improve relative life chances and fulfill their potential. In NCH’s survey of over 2000 adults in the UK, 6 out of 10 said emotional well-being (having […]

Feb 21
More on Comfort Zones

As I was doing some research on the web today I came across a coaching website which had this unusual strapline: “Step inside your comfort zone  –  there are no prizes for being uncomfortable”. Hmmmm…..It’s well known in the world of personal development and coaching that if you want to grow and develop, you have […]

Dec 12
Comfort zones

I caught part of The Choir (BBC2 9pm) on Monday night (11/12/06) – in a nutshell, 160-odd kids from Northolt High School (total roll about 1300) in West London audition to join The Phoenix Choir, to enter an international choral competition, the World Choir Games which will take place in China. Like many choirs, the […]