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Why is introducing a new way of doing something (even when the result can be great) so often experienced as a challenge, maybe even as a threat? We are such creatures of habit. Last month James Clear’s Atomic Habits helped...
  • 30 June 2022
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What does my habit of writing a Newsletter every month say about my identity? I have never asked that question before! Does it say that I am committed to the Thinking Environment, to being in touch, that I am persistent,...
  • 24 May 2022
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Do you ever think about committing to activism, and about how to become more active for justice in a world so full of difficulty and pain? The assumptions that I hold about doing this really get in my way. Particularly what I...
  • 28 April 2022
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Where are you with climate change? Does reading that question generate anxiety, irritation, a feeling of guilt, even dread? I ask because it generates all those things for me at least some of the time.   And that inevitable response...
  • 2 March 2022
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Has your new year begun well? I do hope so. It’s already nearly four weeks old and the pace is picking up. Mine began with getting Covid, which was unpleasant and tiring, but also oddly reassuring compared to getting it...
  • 25 January 2022
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What can you give away extravagantly, and still keep lots of for yourself?! Attention. The beautiful, powerful gift of your attention. As we’ve discovered often over the year, giving our attention deliberately to nature, to music, to beauty of any...
  • 9 December 2021
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This time 12 months ago we were about to enter a second major Covid lockdown in the UK, unable to see family and friends at Christmas, connecting mainly through the flawed magic of technology, missing out on our relationships both...
  • 19 November 2021
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How are you getting on with the much-discussed ‘return to normal’? Does that mean continuing to work from home, or a return to an office; does it mean resuming commuting, above all do you have choice and autonomy in the new normal? I’ve...
  • 21 October 2021
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What difference would it make to you, your work, your life if you could fall in love with discovery? Aha, you may say, I am already in love with discovery. I love to find new friends, new restaurants, new songs and music,...
  • 24 September 2021
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Have you read Gareth Southgate’s open letter to the public about how his young players carry great responsibilities beyond simply winning, and what that means? It’s astonishing and really inspiring to see this intelligent and modest man write so clearly...
  • 9 July 2021
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