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DAY 5: 7 Days of Self Care

Even simple stretches are an easy way to feel the benefits of moving more!

It’s great to see so many of you taking part in my 7 Days of Self Care challenge! Keep your examples coming and feel the benefits especially as over the next few weeks the latest lockdown brings us an opportunity to focus on us.

DAY 5: MOVE YOUR BODY
The thought of going to the gym or working out has never appealed to me. I did it at school only because it was an alternative to football, which I can’t stand. I’m not lazy and I’m very active generally but the idea of monotonous repetitive exercise just doesn’t interest me. I’m fortunate that I have a really high metabolism so can eat almost what I like and don’t carry much weight, but fast forward to 2020 and now my daily workout routines are sacrosanct. Every morning I’m up and into a routine that includes an increasing number of bicep curls, push ups, weighted sit ups and varying alternative depending on what I feel like.

The 12 Week Journey Half Way Point…

In the distance, there is always light.

It’s week 6 of my 12 week journey I wrote about in this blog entry back in October. I’m at the half way point and while I didn’t intend on keeping a journal, or sharing regular updates about the development of the journey, I did want to share this development in case it is of use to anyone else.

This journey was prompted by a desire to share honesty, truth and vulnerability. It felt, for me, like a huge gamble to be so open and to publicly share such a personal journey of growth and development – however,  being true to yourself, and honouring that, is the ultimate definition of authenticity. And authenticity is something I know so many of us are craving: from the news; from our idols; from social media; from our friends and in this incredibly anxious and challenging set of circumstances we find ourselves in, from our leaders and society, too. Authenticity is ultimately about

A Journey That Will Take 12 Weeks…

Autumn is a time of change – and loss.

Back in March at the very beginning of the viral pandemic I was a pillar of positivity. I sensed the social pain, frustration and challenges associated with the practicalities of lockdown, but from a behavioural perspective understood the significant underlying and unseen problems there would be from isolation, social starvation and disruption to routine.

Behind the positive videos we produced, blogs and content I continued to produce to help maintain perspective on the uncertain situation, things were extremely difficult. Most of my income relies on people coming together in the form of conferences, events, broadcast filming and workshops here at the farm. As a result of lockdown and the subsequent covid-19 restrictions, within 7 days I lost

Naturally Proud

All over the world people are celebrating Pride Month; you might have seen on my instagram story the video I shared of Ellen Degeneres and the powerful montage of people coming out for the first time, and confidently declaring their sexuality. I don’t have much of a public voice; but I do have one, and I’m privileged to be in a position where I have a platform for speech and have people who are interested in what I have to say. If in the 15,000 or so people following me on social media what I am about to say helps just 1 person, I know the pain that it will soothe.

Position Statement on the Engagement and Management of Organisational Culture for a Post-COVID-19 Workplace

Position Statement on the Engagement and Management of Organisational Culture for a Post-COVID-19 Workplace

Published May 2020 by Amy Brann, neuroscience advisor and Jez Rose, broadcaster and behaviour insight advisor

Earlier in May 2020, Amy and I ran a free webinar for the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Professional Development), Confessions of a Neuroscientist and Behaviourist, which you can watch again here. A number of questions came up from viewers (which we’ve answered at the end of this article), along with a clear need for clarity and guidance.

The disruption to workplace environments and working practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted organisations from all sectors, of all sizes, across the world.

Understandable knee-jerk reactions were made at the time of an uncertain developing crisis, which have created

Sustainability Showcase – BeautyPro

In a new series we’re calling Sustainability Showcase we speak to our clients who have adopted a honeybee hive here at the farm as part of their wider CSR and sustainability programs.

Our first Showcase is with BeautyPro.

We spoke with David at BeautyPro to find out what efforts they’ve gone to in helping to demonstrate themselves as an environmentally conscious and responsible business:

Banana Bees Knees Cocktail Recipe

We teamed up with one of our Business Beehive Adoption clients, The Ned hotel in London, to create some exciting cocktails with honey at their heart, using honey from their adopted hive here on the farm. Head of Bars, Dan Berger, shook up a honey storm behind the bar with these delicious recipes you can try at home!

Ingredients:

30ml Star of Bombay

10ml Banane du Brésil liqueur

20ml Fresh lemon juice

20ml Honey water (3 parts honey, 1 part water)

50ml Champagne

Method:

Step 1:

Shake lightly with ice then strain into a coupe, top with the Champagne.

Step 2:

Garnish with a fresh orange zest.

Step 3:

Sit back, sip slowly and enjoy that Friday feeling…

HOW TO MAKE HONEY WATER

Use warm water so it’s easier to blend with the honey. Pour the specific amount of warm water into a cup or cocktail shaker if you fancy yourself as a bit of a Tom Cruise. Spoon into the warm water the specific amount of honey. Stir. That’s it!

 

We all love to celebrate the weekend or a special Birthday with a little tipple but please remember to drink responsibly.

Apricot Fix Cocktail Recipe

We teamed up with one of our Business Beehive Adoption clients, The Ned hotel in London, to create some exciting cocktails with honey at their heart, using honey from their adopted hive here on the farm. Head of Bars, Dan Berger, shook up a honey storm behind the bar with these delicious recipes you can try at home!

Ingredients:

15ml Sage infused honey water
(3 parts honey, 1 part water, infused with fresh sage)

25ml Fresh lime juice

5ml Green Chartreuse

10ml Apricot liqueur

35ml Woodford Reserve

Method:

Step 1:

Build in a rocks glash and churn with crushed ice.

Step 2:

Garnish with dried apricot and 2 fresh sage leaves.

Step 3:

Sit back, sip slowly and enjoy that Friday feeling…

HOW TO MAKE HONEY WATER

Use warm water so it’s easier to blend with the honey. Pour the specific amount of warm water into a cup or cocktail shaker if you fancy yourself as a bit of a Tom Cruise. Spoon into the warm water the specific amount of honey. Stir. That’s it!

 

We all love to celebrate the weekend or a special Birthday with a little tipple but please remember to drink responsibly.