Author: David Bennett

23 wellbeing things. No. 15, Realising what is possible

If you have been following this blog post series, you may well have noticed that there were a couple of days without posts.  The simple truth of the matter is that I had so many other things that needed to

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23 wellbeing things. No. 14, Keep calm and keep your friends close

No man is an island entire of himself ~ John Bunyan Parties, family ‘get togethers’, gaming groups, sports teams, quiet congregations around the coffee shop table, Socratic walks in the park with your best mate(s) talking over the latest news

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Mindful meditation course starts this Sunday (5 May)

Starting from 5 May, the lovely Stephanie who runs the Thursday afternoon Library relaxation sessions is offering a mindfulness meditation course in Spinnaker Sports Centre on Sundays.  The sessions last half an hour between  11.50am – 12.20pm each Sunday from

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23 wellbeing things, No. 13 – Smile and feel lucky!

It is actually proven that those who are optimistic have better luck.  This has long been suspected and is a conviction rooted in ancient folklore but it happens to be true.  When we expect good things to happen to us

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23 wellbeing things. No. 12, Sleep

Sleep is a surprisingly active process.  You probably do nearly as much while you sleep as you do during the same period of being awake.  When you go to sleep, your body begins a period of active repair and reconfiguration,

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23 wellbeing things. No. 11, Stand, relax and deliver

Speaking in public, whether in a presentation, an interview or a verbal examination (viva voce), can be a nerve racking experience.  It needn’t be.  As the age old military adage has it, “train hard, fight easy”.  Your creative imagination is

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Referencing pop-up sessions return next week (29 April – 3 May 2019)

Referencing pop-up sessions return to the Library Atrium for one last week, 11-12 am, 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm from Monday 29 April – 3 May 2019. If you cannot make it to a referencing pop-up, the same referencing help and

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23 wellbeing things. No. 10, Attachment

The vast majority of people believe they need things to be happy, including loved ones, respect, perhaps admiration, money, a career and material possessions, ranging from a comfortable bed, through the latest games console to a car and, depending on

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23 wellbeing things. No. 9, Acceptance

In life, many things cannot be changed.  We might work to influence some of them, object loudly to others and even spend our lives dedicated fighting certain social causes but fighting the world is tiring.  As a matter of self-preservation,

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23 wellbeing things. No. 8, Making working work for you

It is a well known saying in business that those who fail to plan, plan to fail.  There is some truth in this.  Arriving at the end of your course with only hours to spare to start your dissertation is

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