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5 steps to improve our Mental Wellbeing.

Every once in a while a presentation by a colleague at work makes me sit up & take notice. Focusing in on protecting ‘our own’ mental health, this presentation prompted me to go online & read a little more on

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5 easy ways I save money during my daily commute.

Invitation to the City has been running for a couple of years now & I now feel the time has come for my blog to reflect more on the personal, ‘felt intensities’ I experience as I negotiate the many busy

A real hero: Bill Speakman, VC. (1927 – 2018)

Probably unnoticed by many, including myself until I was sent his obituary by post, a real hero passed away in June this year. On reading Bill Speakman’s obituary today , I’m in total awe of his bravery in facing a

CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?

Two thought provoking articles in the Guardian newspaper about CPR. The first titled: ‘CPR rarely works – why do people have so much faith in it?’, & the second: ‘This is not Casualty – in real life CPR is brutal

The true cost of forgetting to take prescription medications.

Working in the Social Care profession, I have more than a passing interest in health care provision in England. One area of personal interest is ‘Emergency Readmissions’ to hospital, which as ‘The Health Foundation’ reported in 2018: ‘There has been

When to stop recording on a Smartphone …

Catching up on the daily news online, I came across an article where a former Chief of Defence Staff fell from his horse during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. A couple of things troubled me when reading this article, including,

‘County Lines’: Drug Supply, Violence and Exploitation.

Every once in a while in my professional life, I come across a real problem facing local communities. Known as ‘County Lines’ drug trading, or ‘going country’, County lines, involves urban gangs moving class A drugs and cash between inner-city

100 Photographs that Changed the World: D-Day. Robert Capa. (1944)

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) was embedded with Allied troops in Europe during World War II. Whilst storming Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June, 1944, Capa took this photograph of Private First Class Huston Riley. Time Magazine in

America is not the greatest country in the world, but it sure used to be!

I came across this media clip by accident when looking for great speeches in history. Taken from the HBO series ‘The Newsroom’, this clip equally makes me laugh & be sad!