Post type archives: Share a Thought

Needless conflict 14th January 2024

I was just thinking of the dottiness of all this conflict in the world. I was brought up in the Cold War when Poles, Latvians etc were our “enemy” but are now our friends. One half of Germany was the “enemy” of the other half but now they are one united country. Are the people… Read More »

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SEN Scouts 11th September 2022

I run a special needs Explorer group for disabled boys and girls aged 9 to 25 at Charlton Academy . We are restarting on 12th September 2022. After covid and a year and a half wait. I have been the Scout leader and founder of this group since January 8th 2000.

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Back to normal? 19th September 2021

I had to go into central London twice last week during the commuter hours. I suppose that there were about two-thirds of the number of people who were there before the pandemic. It’s a much nicer travel experience and I really, really hope that “work from home” becomes a long term possibility for many. It’s… Read More »

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Sometimes just saying ‘hello’ can be a big help…. 8th October 2020

This shouldn’t be classed as ‘a social contribution’, but in these difficult days, when out walking with my wife we passed an exhausted looking young mother (with pushchair). Rather than walking by, we stopped to talk with her about the difficulties of surviving on little sleep & the feeling of isolation that having a disturbed… Read More »

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Volunteering 3rd October 2020

Volunteering combats depression. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn makes you a happier and healthier person

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The next six months 27th September 2020

I have the feeling that the next six months are going to feel long. Maybe it’s a great time to get a new hobby, learn about something different or do some volunteering for the community. Stay positive, everyone!

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Green Space (again) 8th September 2020

I completely agree with this thought and the research is apparently clear that living close to nature is really good for you. Having said that we moved out of a city into the country which was lovely but after about 15 years started to miss the stimulation of a city – so moved back. So… Read More »

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Green Space 6th September 2020

Maintaining mental well-being in highly urbanised locations, especially large cities, is challenging but exposure to green-space can promote well-being.

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Adjusting your Sails 29th August 2020

I have just joined the hub as I am at a crossroads in my life and am in need of direction! This saying by Elizabeth Edwards seems very apt for me at the moment and I just wanted to share these very moving and powerful words. She stood in the storm, and when the wind… Read More »

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Book launch – “Health is Made at Home” 27th June 2020

Editor: “Health is Made at Home. Hospitals are for Repairs” by Nigel Crisp is about to be launched. 235 pages of which 2 pages are about The Challenge Hub in the Chapter called “Meaning and Purpose in Later Life”. Nigel (Lord) Crisp is a former CEO of NHS England. Very grateful to be recognised. Available… Read More »

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