From Bud to Bloom

By | March 22nd, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments How’s your week so far? Mine is full and as inspiring as usual. Trying to fit everything in is sometimes a struggle, especially when every project is compelling. If you have similar qualities to me, and you [...]

Wake up to Wednesday

By | March 15th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Mmmm!...  Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments   I'm re launching my Blog with Wellness, Work and Wisdom being the focus.   I have chosen Wednesday because it's a great day. It's 'centred' right in the middle of the week and I have [...]

Dartmoor Prison & The Dialogue Road Map

By | March 8th, 2017|DRM In Action|

WELLNESS - WORK - WISDOM   DRM -The Dialogue Road Map has landed… We have begun our work inside Dartmoor Prison. Our aim is to reveal how the DRM - The Dialogue Road Map can change the way a prison [...]

Last Blog of the Year

By | December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As the year ends it’s a great time to take stock of what has been achieved.   Work began in Dartmoor prison where we received some very positive feedback and in Wellington College. As well as these two major projects, we’ve [...]

Unexpected feedback

By | December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Very often we work with actors to demonstrate to training participants how the Dialogue Road Map can work in different situations. The actors play a variety of roles from patients with Schizophrenia, perpetrators or victims of violent crime to divorcing spouses [...]

Your Turn

By | December 5th, 2016|General|

One part of the Dialogue Road Map is Feedback. Every week, things happen, friends send me links or I notice something and it inspires a blog post. I’ve had feedback that there has been useful content but I really want to [...]

I blinked

By | November 28th, 2016|Mindful Communication|

How is it the end of November? I blinked and 11 months went past. Phrases like ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ spring to mind. I find it very easy to be busy and keep a full schedule going. There’s another [...]

The Spirit of Gratitude in time for Thanksgiving

By | November 21st, 2016|General|

At the risk of being accused of becoming American, our work in New York reminds me that this week is a time for gratitude. A few months ago I remembered that I had forgotten to give gratitude and I said I [...]

The US President

By | November 14th, 2016|CPS in America, Mindful Communication|

Donald Trump is President of the USA. Let’s think about that for a moment. Donald Trump was elected by the people of America. He didn’t get the most votes. Hilary Clinton got the most votes but Donald Trump won the most [...]

Fear at Work

By | November 7th, 2016|DRM In Action|

This week I’m sharing an article I wrote for an e-magazine. In this article, you will find commentary on what I have learned and some conclusions I have formulated - particularly about the misuse of authority - while observing, experiencing and hearing about workplaces over the last [...]