Author Archives: Reflections on Leading

Living well with solitude – Brothers and Sisters in arms

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) wrote Brothers in Arms. The idiom “brother/sister/comrade in arms” refers to those who are absolutely bonded together in a shared cause. Written during the 1982 Falklands conflict, Knopfler wrote about a soldier who is dying on the battlefield, … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – the emotional challenge for all of us

We are all living with and through a huge, unbelievable and frankly enormously scary transformational change. How we work our way through change is well-documented via various change curve models. One thing for sure, is that it is essential that … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude -6

Today has been uneasy for me – restless, hard to concentrate on anything. I have spent my time doing bits of this and bits of that ………. I guess everyone understands that kind of day! So, I am going to … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 5

Lots of positive steps now, I believe, with choirs starting online, exercise classes and the sun is shining too, which always helps. (My blood results were also very reassuring too!) Lead on! Ymlaen! Great photo of Penarth pier from a … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 4

Morning! It is crazy isn’t it? I can’t believe how anxious I just got this morning about going out to have an essential set of blood tests done. However, job done, thankfully for 2 weeks. Today we have suggestions from … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 3

These times are increasingly surreal, aren’t they? Very frightening indeed. Finding ways to focus on thinking on how we move forward as well as live well day to day are increasingly essential. Today’s suggestions are: Music is really uplifting: Last … Continue reading

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Living well with solitude – 2

As promised, more tips! Today is my daughter’s birthday and it is hard to believe that just last summer we were in Barcelona, relaxing over a leisurely meal and glass (or two) of wine. Her Skype party for tonight is … Continue reading

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