Calm Lifestyle & Blog

#beatbullying with CALM

In December 2020, I was privileged to join a group of HR Directors who came together to take a stand against bullying within organisations following a LinkedIn post by one of the group where they openly shared their experience of being bullied at work.READ MORE

Calm v social media

Over the holidays I set myself a goal of a two week break from social media.


Those closest to me were highly sceptical that I could do it. As the people who feel my disconnection from them the most when I choose to connect with social media, they perhaps see more clearly than I do how wrapped up in those platforms that I can be.  READ MORE

The power of purposive drift

I remember one of the first managers that I ever worked for inadvertently introducing me to the concept of purposive drift when as a young and hopeful professional, I was trying to master developing myself around who I was at work and not just what I could do. Frustrated with my lack of progress with a project, he plotted where I wanted to get to and where I was starting from on a piece of paper, and in-between those two points, drew a sailing boat zig zagging from left to right – possibly on it’s way to my intended destination, and possibly not.READ MORE

Five Day Fit For Calm Challenge

Last month my fitness routine was starting to feel like it was always slipping down my priority list and I could sense the effect of this on my mind and body more and more. I was feeling sluggish and demotivated, generally apathetic about moving and when my anxiety levels started to rise, I was increasingly turning to more unhelpful ways of coping.READ MORE

Introducing Sarah Gatford and Phoenix Therapies

Try to make life the best you can with what you’ve got is the refreshing mantra of Sarah Gatford who has set up a hypnotherapy business, Phoenix Therapies, as she rises from the flames following a challenging year due to Covid.READ MORE