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Ben Ross

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World Environment Day

It’s world environment day! It’s a day to consider the impact that we as a species and as individuals have on our planet. Whether it’s wildlife, the climate or the local environment, it’s hard to ignore the profound effect that humans have had on nature. No matter who you are,…
Ben Ross
05/06/2021
Wellbeing

Happiness at work should be everyone’s priority

It’s international happiness at work week, and today we are examining the how and why of fostering a positive culture in the workplace. Everyone wants to be happy at work. It seems like such a simple thing. When in the right environment, happiness comes naturally to many of us. When…
Ben Ross
24/09/2020
Tech

Be the solution by loving the problem

It’s National Coding Week, and that means it’s time to celebrate all things code! When I learned about this week, it inspired me to think about why I love programming. Software developers the world over have a tendency to be very passionate about what they do, and it’s hard not…
Ben Ross
17/09/2020
Personal DevelopmentWellbeing

Making happiness your priority

Last time, we talked about how goal setting can be an important tool for achieving our medium to long term goals, and the link to keeping a smile on our face. We also explored some timescales for our goals, and what kinds of goals fit those timescales. In this post…
Ben Ross
12/08/2020
Personal DevelopmentWellbeing

Happy goals for a happy soul

Last Tuesday, we kicked off Happiness Happens month with What is Happiness? In that post, Tony summarised the three elements of happiness – short term emotion, longer term rational self-reflection and personal fulfilment. This is the first of a trilogy of posts that will focus more on the latter two…
Ben Ross
11/08/2020
Wellbeing

Stepping through the scary door

If you are a fan of the TV series Futurama like me, you may have heard of The Scary Door. It’s the show’s equivalent of The Twilight Zone – an entrance to a land of bewilderment where there are more questions than answers. I imagine standing in front of The…
Ben Ross
22/05/2020
Wellbeing

Maintaining our mental wellbeing under lockdown

The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many of us out of our ordinary routines. At first glance, a break from the norm may seem like a dream: we can ignore crowded trains or buses, forget about the morning traffic, and even spend some time pursuing our passions. removing our regular…
Ben Ross
20/05/2020