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When It’s Make or Break

For Sade Marriott, Podcast Host at Banana Island Living  it was either make or break. According to Sade, ” It was either break down and cry.  I was the only Black woman in my village. It was lonely.  I had a little baby, so I volunteered, I reached out, I made connections and I cared for other people.  I genuinely […]

Our Capsule Environment

Capsule environments are environments that are isolated and confined – a challenge to leadership. The external conditions of capsule environments are harsh and dangerous. Our guest Binna Kandola talks about this. The typical features of a capsule environment are social isolation with the same group of people with sensory restrictions. Star Trek, Voyager, Dr Who, […]

It’s All About Love – Nadine Robson

“My mum was all about love and loving” says Nadine Robson. We learn from an early age that what helps is being open and comfortable with energising conversations. Energising is about not getting stuck in that place of feeling in despair or feeling overwhelmed, having a glimmer of hope. Nadine learnt the importance of mental […]

Nadine Robson-Mum’s Inspiration Lives

Nadine Robson’s mum’s inspiration lives and is the theme of her conversation today. At heart Nadine’s mum was all about love and just being a mum. That was what she really wanted to be.  She went through her own experiences of mental illness. Unfortunately, through some of those experiences, she made some decisions that were really […]

TesseTalks Meets TesseLeads

In this episode of “TesseTalks Meets TesseLeads”, Tesse and Paula want to say “A big thanks to our social media community that gathered around TesseTalks and Tesse Leads showing their support. I was touched by the thousands… and there were thousands of people who showed their care and empathy through their messages, their prayers. Tony’s […]

My Delicate, Balancing Act – Sarah Giles

Sarah Giles’ delicate, balancing act is the constant juggling of motherhood, career and everything else. After a 15 year plus career in HR she quit in the lockdown, resigning from her head of HR position.  “Looking from the outside, I probably looked like I had it all together, but inside I didn’t”.  I have to set clear boundaries, focus on […]

Sarah Giles – Awesome You

Awesome You, Stepping out of the Shadows is Sarah Giles’ nudge for us to stop standing on the sidelines and step out of the shadows, confidently, owning who we truly are and taking our place in the world. This starts with understanding ourselves a bit better enabling us to better support others. Pace matters. We […]

Changing The World With Wellness

We all want to change the world with wellness, but it helps to remember that “Resilience helps us to stay grounded no matter what happens to us”- Resmaa Menakem ‘ My Grandmother’s Hands.’ We close our expectation gaps by actually acknowledging each other, acknowledging ourselves.  We acknowledge what we do well and learn what we do not […]

Future Focus-Wellbeing and Resilience

Future Focus is all about remembering that life is not always negative even though it may seem like that. It is worth remembering that when we are in a hard place. The dark tunnel is like being in a valley, it’s tough, it’s dark, it’s painful. But it will not always be like that. It […]

Bonnie Marcus – Not Done Yet!

Bonnie  Marcus author of Not Done Yet recalls  her first big job “I had no qualifications what so ever for that job. I was barely managing my own check book, let alone running a business with 30 doctors. I somehow did really well in the interview convincing them that I was the right person; or let […]