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‘LIFE’: The small print

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Who reads Terms and Conditions? Page after tedious page of boring get-outs and clauses that cause a glazing of the eyes. The worst thing is that you have no choice; if you want to move on, you have to tick the box. And so it was when your mum got pregnant with you. Before bringing […]

Un-worrying yourself well

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With the whole world looking to roll out a safe and effective vaccine, some people will be forgiven for wanting to check that they are being treated with the Real Thing.

Sharing

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The blackboard was inviting me in for a substantial meal. “Come and try our Sharing Platter” it said. “Why not share some halloumi sticks for £5? Share some chicken wings for an extra £3!” Rude not to. So I did. But it also got me thinking, why not keep your £8 to yourself and share […]

Scratch and sniff

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I know a dentist who smells clinical, a bin man who reeks of ‘eau de black bin’, a florist who smells of roses and Elvis from the chip shop always stinks of battered sausage.

Head Gardener

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Imagine you’ve been appointed Head Gardener.

Taking your conference or training online? Here’s my list of the best virtual UK speakers

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I’ve been delivering keynotes and training for a decade. I’ve seen some brilliant speakers and been on the receiving end of some dire ones. Then along came COVID-19 and the rules changed.

We’re launching our new 10 week, Wellbeing Workout!

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At ‘Art of Brilliance’, human flourishing is our thing. With the world in pandemic pandemonium we are bringing the ‘Art of Being Brilliant’ experience online, with just one aim: to boost the world’s reserves of happiness. In true Art of Brill style there will be no big words or fancy jargon, just MASSIVE action. We […]

How to avoid pandemic pandemonium

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Cooped up? Feeling stir crazy? Licking the wallpaper? Kids driving you nuts?

Duquesne Smile

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I was reminded the other day, when watching footage of Andy Cope talking about Happiness on Irish TV, that there are in fact (at least) two types of smile;

Wellbeing Wednesday

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We think our BRILLIANT SCHOOLS programme is genuinely the best thing out there. An annual subscription gives schools access to a superb library of wellbeing resources, aimed at pupils, teachers and parents. Think ‘Netflix but for wellbeing’ and you’ll not be far wrong. And then, all of a sudden, education has sailed into very choppy […]