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The past year has caused stress, difficulty and confusion for many of us. Much of what we thought we knew or had come to take for granted has been challenged and changed. We all look forward to the end of the pandemic and a return to ‘normal’ but. Meanwhile, we have time to question ‘normal’ and re-set some of life’s less desirable parameters. Do we really just want to wait to see what happens, or be told what to...
By George Grant, CEO, Co-founder and Publisher at Housing Technology My earliest childhood memories comprise pictures in my head, randomly coming to mind. I remember being with my dad in his garage at Clapham North in south London and wondering where my mother had gone. It’s all a bit vague, but I do remember a very kind social worker and a lovely nursery school in Surrey. As a single parent building up his business, my dad was...
We’ve listed our top five new books that aim to inspire and improve wellbeing during these difficult times. Whether you want to reduce stress, learn how to manage your mental health better, or stop yourself burning out, we hope these books provide some much-needed comfort and positivity. No Such Thing as Normal by Bryony Gordon (Headline, Hardback/Ebook/Audiobook, January 2021) Bryony Gordon —...
Technology is rapidly changing and is often used regularly in everyone’s day to day life, even though technology is becoming more integral in everything that we do, this can distract people from what really matters most. Technology should enhance people’s lives, not be a distraction from it.    What we experience on a day to day basis both physically and emotionally determines our general wellbeing. Technology has a...
Dr Holly Andrews, Senior Lecturer from Worcester Business School, discusses the benefits and weaknesses of psychopathic traits in the workplace. What is psychopathy? Psychopathy is a personality disorder associated with characteristics such as guiltlessness, lack of empathy, manipulativeness, callousness, superficial charm, impulsivity and an inability to learn from experience. When we hear the word ‘psychopath’,...
Rachael Wilson, Paediatric Sleep Consultant and mum of two, shares her tips and suggestions on managing the return to work after having a baby and coping with inevitable sleep deprivation. In this article I will be talking about the impact sleep deprivation can have on a new family and how this can affect mental health and returning to work. I have some top tips on how to make these transitions easier for you and some links to...
In the final video of our five-part yoga series, Georgie Edwards brings together what we've practiced in the last four sessions and introduces us to some new yoga movements. Our yoga instructor is Georgie Edwards, aka The Knotted Yogi, a London-based yoga teacher who trained in the northern mountains of India. Find out more about Georgie and the yoga classes she has on offer  here .    
In our fourth video, Georgie guides us through an energetic 'coffee breathing' session - ideal if you're feeling sluggish and need a pick-me-up during the work day. This five-part yoga series is ideal for anyone who works from home at a desk all day.  Our yoga instructor is Georgie Edwards, aka The Knotted Yogi, a London-based yoga teacher who trained in the northern mountains of India. Find out more about Georgie  here  and...
In today’s work from home yoga session, Georgie guides us through a body scan meditation which is a great way to release tension built up from sitting at your desk all day.  Georgie Edwards, aka The Knotted Yogi, is a London-based yoga teacher who trained in the northern mountains of India. Find out more about Georgie  here  and look out for our fourth session tomorrow.       
In the second session of our five-part yoga series, Georgie focuses on square breathing. This five-part yoga series is ideal for anyone who works from home at a desk all day. Our yoga instructor is Georgie Edwards, aka The Knotted Yogi, a London-based yoga teacher who trained in the northern mountains of India. Find out more about Georgie  here  and stay tuned for our third session tomorrow.   
To kick off a brand new year, we've created a week-long yoga series which is perfect anyone who works at a desk all day. Our yoga instructor is Georgie Edwards, aka The Knotted Yogi, a London-based yoga teacher who trained in the northern mountains of India. Find out more about Georgie here  and stay tuned for our second session tomorrow.     
Have your cake and eat it – but not too much At this time of year, it’s all too easy to think ‘what the hell, I’ll diet in the New Year’ and overindulge over the festive period but this isn’t the healthiest approach. What you could try doing is accepting that you may indeed overindulge, or at least eat more during this period, but you don’t have to give up on healthy eating and exercise...