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Better Together

Today I have allowed myself to be bombarded visually and audibly by yet another tragedy, this time at the Finsbury Park Mosque. There seems to be no limit to the depth of anger in some people yet I believe that there is also no limit to the depth of compassion that...

The power of your thoughts

I am writing this the day after the horrific fire in London.  It was so much to absorb as I watched the horror unfold and listened to the stories of the survivors and their relatives and friends.  I found myself sharing their agony.  The situation is still ongoing and...

Vote for Ann McCracken

I am very excited to have been nominated for the Janey Lee Grace Awards.  Please taken a minute to vote for me and you could be in with a chance of winning a luxury hamper of natural products. For the nomination, please enter "How to Get Back your MOJO" and then add...

How to Sleep Well

This information is a helpful guide if you have a problem with sleeping, use it with the Top Tips and sleep diary. It may take a few weeks to really establish a new sleep pattern so persevere, and if there is no improvement after 4 weeks, seek professional advice, as...

Individual Stress Risk Assessment Tool:

As I work around the country I notice that the use of the Management Standards approach for Individual Stress Risk Assessment seems to focus on the 35 Organisational Risk Assessment questions. Some people are even putting the result from one individual into the HSE...

Are you a Smombie?

The term Smombie has been added to our vocabulary to describe a pedestrian who walks without attention to their surroundings, because they are focused on their smartphone! The potential for an accident to such individuals and others in vehicles and on foot is obvious...

A Radical Rethink of Wellness Programmes – possibly!

I recently read an article by Harvey Schachter in the Canadian paper The Globe and Mail suggesting a radical rethink of wellness programmes.  He suggested we ditch the statistics and talk to the hearts of people in the workplace. What I find sad about this article is...

Overcome the ‘backfire’ effect with positive self worth & MOJO

The emotions we regularly feel in response to situations which have been filtered through our beliefs and values, become ‘hard wired’ as our ‘go to’ response or reaction in that situation.  Research carried out in the University of Minnesota by a team led by Gregory...

Freedom is a mental attitude

Your mind will create your reality from the thoughts you feed yourself. Three weeks ago, I had to have a pre molar tooth removed from my upper right jaw.  It was not possible to eat on the right side of my mouth and I quickly became used to chewing on the left. ...

Love your Life

A recent article in the New Scientist by Teal Burrell is entitled A Meaning to Life, in which he indicates that having something to live for could help you live longer and better.  He relates that sociological and psychiatric research is showing that people with a...

Ann is Speaking at the NEC Birmingham

Ann will be appearing at the NEC in Birmingham on the 8th March , as Chair of the Emotional Wellbeing, Resilience and Stress Management stream. She is also presenting a session on An Individual Risk Assessment using the Management Standards as well as promoting her...

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