ON POLITICS

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
26.11.2020.
28th November marks the 101st anniversary of Nancy Astor being the first woman to take a seat in Parliament and with Gender Pay Gap Day also having waved its unwelcome reminder on 20th November that the females of the species are still less well compensated for their work...
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HELLO AND HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Penny Le Kelly
18.11.2020.
  World Hello Day – have you heard of it? Well if you haven’t then you’re about to be put in the know…    Saturday 21 November 2020 is the 48th annual World Hello Day – the day was originally set up to show how people,...
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HELLO OPPORTUNITY

The Relationship with Self Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Tamsin Cain
17.11.2020.
Opening up to opportunity encourages us to face change. Change forces us out of our comfort zone. When our lives are regular and comfortable it is only natural to try and avoid anything that changes this but unless we ty to jump into something that shakes things up we never...
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ON MINDING THE GAP

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
12.11.2020.
We philosophers are inclined to consider and categorise our worldviews. As Make Me A Plan's Philosopher-In-Residence, I am similarly predisposed to this tendency and like nothing more than considering an abundance of perspectives and options in order to try and...
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LOVE YOUR LOAF - HOW BAKING BREAD CAN BOOST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

The Make Me A Guest Blogger Series, with thanks to Hannah Bironzo ‘The Gypsy Baker’
10.11.2020.
Put your hand up if any of you rushed out to buy baking ingredients in the first few months of the pandemic. The initial months of the crisis prompted a keen interest in baking and particularly the crafting of bread. Flour and dried yeast became scarce. Sourdough went...
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MANAGING STRESS AT WORK

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Penny Le Kelly
04.11.2020.
It doesn’t matter who you are or what your job is, we can all experience stress in the workplace. Whether it’s the pressure that you put on yourself to achieve a standard, or whether people around you expect you to drop everything to carry out what they see as...
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FEAR

The Relationship with Self Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Tamsin Cain
03.11.2020.
Having just celebrated Halloween, it seemed like an apt time to broach the subject of fear. Fear is an extremely powerful emotion. It is a natural response that has a strong effect on both the mind and body with the aim of keeping us safe in dangerous situations. ...
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ON HORROR

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
29.10.2020.
One of the things that intrigues this Philosopher-In-Residence most is plankind’s relationship with horror. A powerful word; from which most would purport to recoil. Yet horror remains big bucks: box office bestsellers, front page features, social media screenshots,...
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ALCOHOL AND THE EFFECT ON YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Penny Le Kelly
21.10.2020.
Go Sober for October? Dry January? Giving up alcohol for Lent? There are plenty of different times of the year where we are reminded to think about our relationship with alcohol.  As we come to the end of ‘Go Sober for October’, let’s take a look at...
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SOCIAL ANXIETY AND MAKING CONVERSATION

The Relationship with Self Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Tamsin Cain
20.10.2020.
Do you feel that you’re bad at meeting people or struggle to hold a conversation, maybe you get the feeling that you don’t fit in, that people don’t like you or think that you’re weird? You may just feel up tight or that you hate small talk? ...
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