“Flexwell” – the value of wellbeing and flexible working conversations

This week I’ve enjoyed seeing various discussions from different sources about the ideas of wellbeing in the workplace and flexible working.  It’s a cool mind meld of things that matter to me and link together quite nicely.  On Monday, CIPD held a Wellbeing Conference, and although I wasn’t there in person, through the power of Twitter I was able to get a sense of some of what the conversation was about.  The need for businesses and...

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Why I’m wondering what the Wookiee word for “play” is

Why I’m wondering what the Wookiee word for “play” is

Like a lot of people this week, I’ve enjoyed seeing the rise of the Chewbacca Mom and the total joyride that Candace Payne has been on in the last few days after her video was viewed over 145 million times on Facebook. In case you missed it, this is the story of a 37-year-old woman who went into her local department store, bought a Chewbacca mask that gave a Wookiee growl when the person wearing the mask moves his or her mouth, and filmed...

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A 4-letter F word to look out for (no, not that one!)

A 4-letter F word to look out for (no, not that one!)

Last week I took my bike to get serviced.  It had sat outside in the back all through the winter, serving as a youth hostel for the local snail population who gathered under its black plastic rain cover to hibernate, regenerate, and otherwise stay cosy for the long months of November through March.  But now, with summer on the horizon, my 40th birthday looming, and the idea of another old-age-defying attempt at the London Triathlon in just a...

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