6th January 2021
Our battle with coronavirus is clearly still ongoing, despite the advent of available vaccines. There is some way to go with the effects likely to last well into the future.
The direct, Covid related, impact of the disease on our health is communicated clearly on a daily basis, but the pandemic is impacting other areas of our well-being including that of mental health, that are less well publicised.
18th December 2020
This piece published on the Just Breathe Project – The Mindful Tourist.
For those who love to travel, a big question for the (near) future will be – when will we be able to travel ‘properly’ again? Where can we go and what will the world of travel and tourism look like?
November 3rd 2020
See this article published on the Just Breathe Project website. –
What is your relationship with curiosity? Do you dare to think expansively or do you shelter in what you know? Nick Hammond explains why we should be regularly feeding our curious selves.
I recently read an article about curiosity, quoting research concerning brain activity. It observed that we are ‘most curious when we feel the need to recall something that we are close to remembering.’ This is commonly known as the ‘tip of the tongue’ phenomenon.
My relatively short experience (just under two years) of mindfulness and meditation started in June 2018, predicated by the experience of a close personal loss. Following this, I sought solace in meditation, starting with short introductory sessions on Headspace, then becoming interested in Buddhism and studying with The Mindfulness Network.
7th May 2020
Reading a recent Economist leader – The game’s the thing – as covid-19 causes sports cancellations, what can be done? (reg may be necessary), took me back to my university days studying political theory & philosophy and raised a thought relating to the C-19 crisis.
16th April 2020
Harold Macmillan (UK Prime Minister 1957-63) was once asked what was most likely to blow a government off course. Macmillan replied: “Events, my dear boy, events”….. Governments and businesses make plans but it is the ability to adapt to unforeseen changes that will determine success in the future.
30th November 2019
I was part of a panel at World Travel Market a couple of weeks back, on the subject of Powering Peoples Passions. How Destinations are Harnessing the Power of Sport.
On the panel were Chris Meyer (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) and Akito Tadokoro (Tokyo CVB). The session was presented by Discovery Channel and moderated by Mike Rich, their Head of Sports Marketing Solutions.
17th May 2019
This piece references observations from the recent book– Unlocking the Customer Value Chain: How Decoupling Drives Consumer Disruption by Thales Teixera of the Harvard Business School; and which was recently reviewed in The Economist.