31 12, 2012

New Year, new start?

By |2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00December 31st, 2012|Business Management, Motivation|0 Comments

On the last day of the year it is traditional to make your New Year's resolution. The stroke of midnight signals your new start. You will be resolved to achieve that weight loss goal, to spend less time watching TV, to ring your friends to talk rather than just sending a quick text message... or [...]

13 06, 2012

Celebrating the wins

By |2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00June 13th, 2012|Featured businesses, Motivation|0 Comments

It was a pleasure to be invited to help The Hothouse Café proprietors, Paul, Tory and Becky, and their staff celebrate their move into the newly restored Hothouse at The Medicine Garden* in Cobham. Located in the former walled kitchen gardens to the neighbouring Victorian Cobham Park House, The Medicine Garden is a truly magical [...]

11 06, 2012

Lucky pants

By |2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00June 11th, 2012|Motivation|0 Comments

Reports in the weekend’s newspapers about the recent study by Maryanne Garry and Robert Michael of Victoria University of Wellington, along with Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School caught my eye.* They write about the links between ‘suggestion, cognition, and behaviour’ or in other words how what is suggested to us, whether deliberate or non-deliberate, [...]

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