Who you are (it’s okay not to be okay)

So today is a bit of an experiment. I usually write when I am in a buoyant mood but today I have felt a bit low and thought in the spirit of authenticity, why not write? The ‘mood’ comes after an amazing weekend that was just so peaceful and relaxing where I had really jumpedContinue reading “Who you are (it’s okay not to be okay)”

It’s Coming Home (and not just football)

In the closing stages of the Semi Final match of Euro 2020 against Denmark, England made a whopping 53 passes to each other unlocking their ‘inner Brazil’. I appreciate not everyone is a football fan like me (so I thought post a link to ‘Pass Masters’ Euro 2020: England’s excellent game management as they closeContinue reading “It’s Coming Home (and not just football)”

Shallow (Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga )

As I continue on a self- discovery mission, I have taken a moment to think about how much braver I have been recently in terms of reaching out to discover new networks in the human space; speaking out about things that trouble me and also the recent work I have committed to- particularly the lastContinue reading “Shallow (Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga )”

Shine bright like a diamond (We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky)

My exploration of humanity continues and I was just sitting looking at my engagement ring this morning (which I rarely wear as I tend to just wear my wedding ring). I have owned it for nearly 10 years and I was watching the light shimmer off the diamonds within it.  I never tire of itContinue reading “Shine bright like a diamond (We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky)”

Chevalier de Saint – Georges

By Martin Trotman Hey everyone, I would like to share something with you today. I have an extensive music education background having studied piano and composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire which is essentially a classical institution. Later I went on to lecture and teach at a number of music institutions including South Birmingham College andContinue reading “Chevalier de Saint – Georges”

Freedom (I won’t let you down)

So I have a confession-  no new ideas…nothing new… as I have been in a much more reflective space where I have been valuing other people’s voices rather than my own.  Shock! I hear you cry-  but I have been writing a research paper recently and suddenly a lot of things are making much moreContinue reading “Freedom (I won’t let you down)”

‘Walk on, Walk on’ (You’ll never walk alone)

The ‘Who am I?’ series is all about trust, because I believe it’s not one-sided and building a resilient team at work is as much about how we treat others as it is about how we behave ourselves: the old proverb, ‘treat others how you’d like to be treated’ springs to mind. This sounds commonContinue reading “‘Walk on, Walk on’ (You’ll never walk alone)”

People hold on (don’t do yourself wrong)

The current lockdown has taken me back to the 1990’s I can’t remember which year, (1997 maybe?). I’d be about 20, I was at university and I had discovered the clubbing scene.  It was a place that time had forgotten, until the birth of virtual parties online satisfying the extroversion I thrive on here inContinue reading “People hold on (don’t do yourself wrong)”