16th March 2015

My hierarchy of needs

Back in 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed a theory about a hierarchy of needs in his paper entitled “A Theory of Human Motivation” (in Psychologica Review). His theories paralleled many […]
15th March 2015

Want to find out more about your Devon Ancestors?

Devon is tucked away in the ‘West Country’ of England and has a rich historical heritage that inspires and delights family historians. Although tourism has brought […]
14th March 2015

The Good, The Bad, The Bonkers and the Crazyhorses!

One of my favourite publications is Russell Ash’s Potty, Fartwell and Knob and, over the last eighteen months of blogging, I have regularly featured some of the more […]
13th March 2015

Black, white and no ‘Gray’ in the middle

In life, there are many things which are either black or white or sometimes black and white, like pandas and pianos. There really is no ‘gray’ in […]
12th March 2015

Fortune favours the bold

…. or sometimes the brave. People who bravely go after what they want are more successful than people who try to live safely. Sometimes safe is […]
11th March 2015

The disease to please

Duke Robinson, the author of Too Nice for Your Own Good, says that “Saying yes when you need to say no causes burnout. You do yourself and the […]
10th March 2015

Twits, Knobs and Windows

Another day of family history madness, but today, out and about in Marlow, en route to Bourne End for a lecture this evening (delivering, not an […]
9th March 2015

Pay it forward

Back in 2014 (I think), I wrote a few blog posts about being kind to others and doing something for the greater good of society. The […]
8th March 2015

International Women’s Day – Suffragettes in 1911

All around the world, International Women’s Day is being recognised today – representing an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. In […]