Thursday, October 30, 2014

£5million drive to help tackle inactivity in England

£5million drive to help tackle inactivity in England

Sport England has announced that it will launch a new fund to help tackle inactivity in early December 2014. 
Groups with projects designed to get inactive people more physically active through sport will be able to bid for a share of a new £5million National Lottery fund.

The online application portal for submitting a project for Get Healthy Get Active Fundingwill open on 3 December 2014. 
In the meantime, Sport England has created a version of the application form to give potential applicants a preview of the questions that will be part of the application process. 
It lists the questions and guidance that will be given on the online portal application form when it opens to aid applicants in planning their project.

Low #self-esteem: I thought I was fat and not worthy #NicoleScherzinger

Low self-esteem: 
I thought I was fat 
not worthy

She told Cosmopolitan that at the age of 27 she told herself that she would lose everything if she didn’t love herself.
“I’m never letting that happen again; you only get one life,” she said, describing the illness as once being her “drug” and “addiction”, perpetuated “through this cycle of disordered eating”.
Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of youth charity YMCA England told The Independent: “Nicole Scherzinger’s comments show that body confidence is an issue which affects everyone.
“It is so important that celebrities and high profile figures, stand up and help challenge the myths of ‘perfect bodies’ and ‘perfect looks’ which hold so much influence with young people.
“Through our campaigning, we hope to help everyone be real about body confidence.”

The YMCA has partnered with Dove to launch a campaign called Be Real: Body Confidence for Everyone, to help challenge attitudes around body image and the physical and psychological impacts that low confidence has on health.
Research published earlier this week by the Be Real campaign found that 16 million people in the UK  are depressed due to the way they perceive their looks, while 1.6 million have an eating disorder.
Unrealistic perceptions of an 'ideal body' were also leading people into an unhealthy spiral of short-term dieting, depression and cosmetic intervention.
On Monday the campaign launched Body Confidence Week.

Scherzinger, in promoting her new album, said that just because a person’s life may look perfect, doesn’t necessarily mean it is: “Everyone always has these pre-conceived notions — that you’re glamorous, you don’t have any problems, you don’t have any issues, and we all battle with our own issues.”

The former Pussycat Doll is releasing her new record, Big Fat Lie, this week, and writing it felt like “therapy” she told the Evening Standard.
She added that it’s “honest and authentic”, after journeying to a place in her life in which she can openly discuss things that she hadn’t before.
“Hopefully people can feel like they can relate to it”, she said, while also noting that “not everyone’s perfect”.
Earlier this year Scherzinger, 36, described her struggle with bulimia in her 20s, saying that she was “miserable on the inside” despite the glitz and success that she oozed on the outside.


#YMCA BOOK for Body Mind Spirit

Blob Tree Tools for Body*Mind*Spirit 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What you doing Pip?

What am I doing?
I am creating experiences
to stimulate human development.
Humans becoming.

I use BlobTree Tools to do this
and clips from movies
experiential exercises all which stretch.
ALL which get the gathered to communicate 
more openly
more authentically
more learning
more deep breathing
more sensitivity
more awareness
more skills.

It is beautiful
to get everyone learning from one another.
We all have so much to offer.
That's my job.

Growth does not reside in a place called comfortable
so some of what I facilitate is stretch
always affirmative
always about personal development 
and the same for others.

The world is in need of lovers.
The planet
and the people.

That't what I do.

I make mistakes.Always falling short of my own ails.
Sometimes not meeting human needs because
is fighting a battle
that we will never know about.

We can't help to meet needs unless we can get close


Conniepops on half term holidays

#Grandad Pip

Your behaviour is not UNIQUE. #YouAreUnique #YouAreBeautiful

Your behaviour is not UNIQUE. 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NEW #iPad going cheap - several available

Hi All,

If you are interested in getting an iPad I can get hold of them through a contact. 

These are legal, not off the back of a truck,
they are from a cancelled Hospital contract 
due to the Government cutbacks.

The numbers are limited - 
I have twenty iPads going for less than half price so it's first come first served.

I have already sold one 
(photo is attached below so you can see what you are getting).

Get back to me as quick as you can if you want one. 
Full specification as below.


#JamesBlake an hour + of music for you.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Journey of life from birth through to death - a #BlobTree Tool

Blob Life

Paperback, 118 Pages 
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Blob Life is another book in the catalogue of photocopiable resources produced by Ian Long and Pip Wilson. 
This book looks at the journey of life which we all take from birth through to death and beyond.
It covers many of the aspects of life using key aspects - birthdays, families, death, driving, shopping, holidays, school, home etc. 
Each pair of pages has a set of questions to use with the photocopiable images.
At the start is an introduction which explains how to use the images to open up your group. 
It has been used with ages from 4 to 90.

Flickering TV's at dusk .........

at dusk 
seeing every home 
with a flickering TV. 
My childhood home 
we sat around 
coal fire
kitchen table 

#JamesBlake with #JamieXX beats

James Blake 

- New Song

with Jamie XX

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#LEADERSHIP is ................

needs to be 
participative than directive, 
enabling than performing.

That's me

Latest #Vacancies Nationwide


#Bereavement Cards to help in supporting people at a time of LOSS.

Blob Bereavement Cards

Nov 2013
This set of 48 cards carefully provides an introduction to the nature and experience of loss through bereavement.  The cards are particularly designed to use with children who may be confronted with bereavement for the first time and have no experience or knowledge of how to understand and cope with their loss and fears.
The images on the cards go through from the moment of being told of their death, a variety of ways a person dies, the feelings of loss and anger, the funeral service and life following this event.
  • The cards can also be used individually, or combined to create other situations.
  • Ideal for use by bereavement counsellors.
  • There are 15 suggested ways to use the cards detailed in the accompanying booklet.
  • The images have been produced in conjunction with Helen MacKinnon of 'Seasaw' Bereavement Group.
Contents:  48 full-colour cards, 125 x 82mm plus instruction booklet, boxed.

Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk


Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk

Call it Grant vs. Goleman. Two academic heavyweights face off on a topic that every student of leadership and HR cares — or at least hears — a lot about: emotional intelligence. Wharton professor Adam Grant kicks it off with a LinkedIn blog post, “Emotional Intelligence Is Overrated,” arguing that “it’s a mistake to base hiring or promotion decisions on it” and that “even in emotionally demanding work, when it comes to job performance, cognitive ability still proves more consequential than emotional intelligence.” Daniel Goleman, the psychologist credited with coining the term EI (and, full disclosure, a friend), issues his rebuttal, “Let’s Not Underrate Emotional Intelligence,” questioning the specific assessment of EI used by Grant, and referring to the various studies conducted by “The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence.” And the comments fly.

#COMFORTABLE a dangerous place to reside.

Long periods of well-being 
and comfort 
are in general 
dangerous to all.  
After such prolonged periods, 
weak souls become incapable 
of weathering any kind of trial.


'Man on the Moon' by Moses Sumney -"If my body leaves my soul"

This songs grabs me.
Listen to that first line.
There is depth here.
I guess a man with deep feelings
Deep passion
whilst quiet in interactions.
MUST catch him in London sometime.