🎄Thank you! ❄️

Just a note to say thank you for being on this journey with me at The Human Touch Blog! There have been posts on a wide range of topics – all relating to daily life trying to balance work, study and life. On behalf of my family and close friends who have helped me through…

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Be courageous!

I never understood the importance of being courageous until a few years ago. I was going through a ‘rough patch’ and had to find the strength and motivation to carry on in the face of adversity. Looking back, I recognise that it was my courage that kept me going. While I’ve never been much of…

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I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

This is the next in the summer blog series of Reflections of a Trailblazer. Check out my blog The Human Touch ❤✍🏽 for the previous posts so you don't miss out on my journey. I've previously discussed my PhD journey and my career inspirations. This post will include the importance of using unpleasant life experiences…

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Speaking and listening: so much more than words

One of my aims in life is is to be heard for what I passionately believe in which is that everyone adds value and brings something useful to the table. In achieving this aim, there are challenges to overcome. In the society and indeed the global village that we live in, what happens in one…

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Staying the course: positively inspirational

“How do you maintain your composure when you feel like you’re losing control?  How do you stay on track when it seems that nothing is going to plan?  How do you rise above your circumstances when you feel that there is no hope?” These are just a few of the questions that have entered my…

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Join the ‘Achievement Chain’!

What does it mean to be an ‘achiever’? Responses to this may vary based on culture and other socioeconomic factors.  Taking this line of thought further, I’ve been intrigued and somewhat bemused by the term ‘high achievers’. Who decides who the high achievers are? Do you need someone to bestow this accolade on you or…

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Positive Vibes!💖✍🏾👍 (27th Feb 2016)

    This week’s activities have been varied, however my overwhelming reflections are  positive. It felt like I was making a real difference to as many people’s lives as I could. It got me thinking about how we can ‘add value’ to others with our actions and choices in life. Anyone who knows me well knows…

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Positive Vibes!💖✍🏾👍 (13th Feb 2016)

   After last week’s celebratory Positive Vibes post, normality has been resumed and I’ve gone a bit quieter this week with a shorter post. It’s all good though…positivity reigns supreme! I trust you will identify with the messages of positivity in my post. It is my hope that it will facilitate your own reflections on…

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Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness: update on my recent experiences!

“Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness”. This quote made me reflect on a number of recent experiences. I thought I should jot a few of these in a blog post, so here goes… My reflections centred around how we ‘see’ ourselves and how this can…

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