Category Wellbeing & Mental Health

The Five Characteristics of Wellbeing

Do you ever think about what it is in life that really, fundamentally, makes you happy – or indeed unhappy? ​In 2010 Gallup (the American analytics and advisory company) did a comprehensive study on wellbeing covering 150 countries globally, asking people hundreds of questions about health, wealth, relationships, jobs, and…

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A pat on the back for 2022!

Time to give ourselves a pat on the back! The new year is into full swing now – resolutions made (a few perhaps already fading!) and lists and plans for the coming twelve months inspiring us all to get going into 2023. At Willow & Puddifoot we’ve been doing the…

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Sifted Summit 2022 – Day 2

We’ve enjoyed our time at the Sifted Summit in London and have been busy spreading our person-centred approach to management training, with our wellbeing offering and coaching as part of an integrated approach. Events We caught an interesting, insightful talk with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic champion and founder of Jennis…

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Sifted Summit 2022 – Day 1

We’ve been excited to attend our first conference since covid and we’re so happy to be sponsorship partners of this excellent event for start-ups and scaleups. And we’re off! Arriving early this morning, we were thrilled to see our stand set up.   Truly Wild Our wildflower seeds giveaway has…

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Live 😊 Laugh 😄 Work 🤷‍♂️

In this month’s blog we have exciting news, and we share our thoughts on worklife balance. It’s also National Inclusion Week from 26 September, so we’ve been looking at our inclusivity workshop and thinking about what inclusion means to us.  An announcement!  We are so excited to announce that we…

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Is it time for your summer stocktake?

With things slowing down for many of us at this time of year, it’s an opportunity to review how you feel about your work and what you need to do to keep on track with your goals. Time for reflection I used to work in a college library and the…

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Love is all around us 💘

Heart made from clouds in sky

Some of us might wake up to a heap of cards on Valentine’s Day but this time of year doesn’t only have to be about romantic love. We can use it to reflect on all of the love we have in our lives, to be grateful for what we have…

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Happy New Year!

A RAY OF LIGHT Happy New Year! Does it feel like an exciting start for you? Are you happy to look at the year ahead? I think there’s something about the bustle of festive season, some light in that very dark time of year, for relaxing and contemplation after all…

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Help! I can’t motivate my team through ANOTHER lockdown!

help

Here we go again. Another lockdown, more stress, and more challenges supporting and motivating your team. You’ve done it all before – set up the tech, organised virtual team socials, team chat groups, etc. What can you do now to keep everyone motivated? 🥅 Set some relatively easy to achieve…

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Work from home or back to work?

Back to the workplace

We have been speaking with lots of people recently about how they feel about working from home or returning to the workplace. Everyone’s different and has different preferences. We are seeing 3 things, in particular, that influence how people seem to feel about this.  🌞 Where they get their energy…

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