Keystone Thoughts

Women Only

Women Only

Women Only Spaces Being exclusive isn't the goal. I often think about expanding our programme to men, after all, I ultimately feel that everyone can benefit from a holistic approach to their working life. But we are not there yet. We are not able to have safe spaces...

The Monomyth

The Monomyth

A Hero's Journey The monomyth, otherwise known as the hero's journey is unique to the hero but simultaneously the same for every hero. Same goes for our participants. Their working life journeys are all individual but often share similar challenges and paths. The call...

Wellbeing Economy

Wellbeing Economy

Leading the way Scotland has been championing the concept of a wellbeing economy for awhile now.  With Scotland's National Performance Framework in 2007 which was reviewed in 2018 and First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon's  TED Talk, Why governments should prioritize...

Creativity in Business

Creativity in Business

Rest+Space=Creativity In my last post, I wrote about needing rest.  I recently took a few days off and pushed back a commitment, which seemed like such a big decision while I grappled with it.  Yet now that it has been made, it's almost hard to remember why I agonised...

Brands with a Strong Tone

Brands with a Strong Tone

Start with the writing. Combining last month's theme on writing with this month's on communication, we arrive at your tone of voice. Your words become your verbal identity and verbal identity is one of the three core pillars of your brand. Without it, your brand is...

Let’s Talk about X

Let’s Talk about X

Communication and Chromosomes It is said, unsaid, said with a sigh, a look, a gesture. It is written, sung, spoken. It is culture, it is unique and universal. It means everything or nothing or attaches itself indefinitely or sometimes lost in an instant. It can be...

Why We Should All Write

Why We Should All Write

Writing Habits and Why We Should All Write A daily writing habit gives you regular time to sweep your mind for forgotten tasks and ideas that have been fermenting. It allows you to take the unordered thoughts and turn them into ordered plans, gifting you a sense of...

Why I write

Why I write

Why do I write? Writing helps me make sense of my thoughts. It unburdens me and helps smooth out the ragged edges of my brain. Through writing I lend weight to my thoughts and observations, or I see them more clearly as unhelpful distractions. I form arguments and...