Self-care is not weakness – it is being human.

Self-care is not weakness. It is being human says our guest Nancy White, an entrepreneur of 35 years. It is being accountable to ourselves first and foremost. Not yo-yo diets, but more of the sustainable, healthy lifestyle with choices will keep you well as you age, mature and weather each season. Everybody needs to be […]

The Space Between Black And White

Esua Goldsmith has always been a writer. Her memoir  “The Space between Black and White”  illustrates the painful, lonely existence of a mixed race child growing up in Britain as an “only “. That child was Esua. Life can seem like a whole series of random events that don’t make any sense, but it’s only […]

Design Thinking – Melody Song

Design thinking helps you to understand people’s needs to look holistically at interactions and constantly iterate the way forward. Focusing your efforts on the most impactful design moments  creates new and sticky experiences.   Imagine meeting and exceeding your customers’ needs and expectations.  Imagine what  you can achieve by understanding  the interactions people have,  surfacing problem […]

When Standing Out is About Standing In!

According to Sade Marriott host  of the Banana Island Living Podcast, standing out is about standing in! Sade’s personal take on life and wellbeing is thus: ” I’m happy about being comfortable in my own skin now and being a bit more self-aware and a bit more conscious of other people’s emotions and less careless […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not Done Yet – the Value Of Aging

The value of aging is a topic Bonnie Marcus touches on frequently. Paula. and I talk with her about “Not done yet – the value of aging”. Bonnie reminds us that we need to be mindful of our own bias and our beliefs that may sabotage the life that we want to have. “Age-ism happens, […]