Diversity Rules! 

  Why put barriers up or obstacles in your own way? Life is already full of many challenges that we often have no control over. So, it goes without saying that we must change the things we can. Yes, focus on your circle of influence and start making changes today. Carpe diem!  Dream big, work hard…

When Facebook and WordPress team up! – Day 14 of Blogging University. 

It’s important to reflect on past posts and learn what my readers connect with most. This post was my attempt to merge the mighty Facebook with my blog. The link to my fan page is: https://www.facebook.com/thehumantouch0304/
If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do. I need 6 more likes to access the insights page. Go on! Make my day and click on the like button on my fan page 😉😂

The Human Touch❤️✍🏾 by Nichole McIntosh FRSA

Extending my brand!

I created this Facebook fan page for my blog, The Human Touch to give me a place to share my blog posts and related content without feeling like I’m overwhelming my Facebook friends.
I will post content on my fan page that falls under the tag line of my blog, ‘honest insightful reflections of working, pursuing a PhD and living positively #CaringLearningInspiring’. Why not visit my fan page for a peek at what I’ve been up to? Leave a comment if you like what you find.

The link to the fan page is: https://www.facebook.com/thehumantouch0304/

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Balance is the key to life: Pursuit of work-study-life balance!

The pursuit of work-study-life balance can feel like a relentless battle with peaks and troughs of mixed emotions. Some days, I feel it is working while other days can feel like I'm trekking up Mount Everest. Still, like Maya Angelou so eloquently said, "I rise". I rise because I know it is worth doing. I…

Self-Compassion

Re-post of one of my favourite posts! It resonated with many readers too. As classic today as it was when first published in Summer 2015. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

The Human Touch❤️✍🏾 by Nichole McIntosh FRSA

Like many people at this time of the year, I’m on a ‘summer break’ from work and studies so just a few lines to share with you really briefly. The ‘break’ has really reminded me that, if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. There are many ways to show compassion and we need to remember to start with ourselves. We cannot give what we don’t have.

I found this gem of a picture which captures my feelings beautifully. I thought I’d share it with you so you too can enjoy the benefits of self-compassion.
Photo credit: http://livingmorefully.com/compassion-self-compassion/

I’m now feeling refreshed and ready to go. Let me know how you get on. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Follow me on Twitter: @mcintoshnichole

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Hot off the press! New Domain for The Human Touch!💖✍🏾: www.nicholemcintosh.com

My share price in the blogosphere has just rocketed. How did I manage this? Well, a very wise advisor said to me that I should consider purchasing my own domain. "What's that?", I asked. He explained it to me in simple terms and to cut a long story short, I have just purchased the rights…

Positive Vibes!💖✍🏾👍 (29.1.16)

Welcome to the second post in my weekly Positive Vibes feature. Here's the link to the first feature's post: http://linkis.com/wordpress.com/sTtQ6 Here's the tweet for the tweeters too😉: https://twitter.com/mcintoshnichole/status/691053485366730754  Thanks for the 'positive vibes' that you sent my way with your likes and comments last week. Your feedback really means a lot and I will continue…

  The 3rd and final quote in the 3 Day Quote Challenge is “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed” by Booker T. Washington. This quote speaks to me on so many levels.…

Positive Vibes💖✍🏾👍 (24.1.16)

The Human Touch❤️✍🏾 by Nichole McIntosh FRSA

Welcome! This is the first post in my new weekly blog feature which I have called Postive Vibes. It will be a weekly roundup of my thoughts and experiences of the week. Positive Vibes will comprise a variety of chillax music, gems, quotes and brief reflections on life in general. Each Positive Vibes post will fit under the positive, compassionate living theme.

Music Corner 🎼🎸🎷

With this in mind, my chillax music choice this week comes from the one and only Gregory Porter, and is titled Hey Laura. It is already on my playlist which is on the RnB, Soul and Jazz blog page: https://nicholemcintosh.wordpress.com/menu/rnb/


Listen here: Hey Laura by Gregory Porter

My husband is the biggest Gregory Porter fan and so this song has been on repeat on our iPod for a while now. Although, I’m a reggae connoisseur, I was exposed to many genres of music growing up…

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Positive Vibes💖✍🏾👍 (24.1.16)

   Welcome! This is the first post in my new weekly blog feature which I have called Postive Vibes. It will be a weekly roundup of my thoughts and experiences of the week. Positive Vibes will comprise a variety of chillax music, gems, quotes and brief reflections on life in general. Each Positive Vibes post…