Our ‘Spending’ Choices: The Choose You Project

I'm feeling a bit anxious. We've just booked a 3 week holiday in the States for next summer, which is expensive enough anyway but with sterling as it is at the moment (picture from 123RF.com) seems a scary thing to be doing. It is as if we have taken heed of my last...

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Just choose, please!! The Choose You Project

Over 40 years talking about it and looking at the 'facts' and still no one can make a decision about where to put another runway in the UK (picture from theGuardianonline). Even accepting Sophocles' opinion that Quick decisions are unsafe decisions it must be time to...

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So what was he thinking? The Choose You Project

Do you have to know much about football (I don't!) to find yourself open mouthed with disbelief at the news this week about Sam Allardyce (picture from eu.wikipedia.org)? A man in the first few weeks of his dream footy job as England manager, who everyone seemed to...

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The 4th type of Olympic Medal: The Choose You Project

Hi Everyone. I hope you've had a good August: if you're in the UK we've even had a bit of sunshine which is nice. And if you're like me then you've also really enjoyed the Olympics. Something that I hadn't realised is that, beyond gold, silver and bronze, there is a...

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How do we know what we’re choosing? The Choose You Project

The trouble with having a choice is sometimes we don't know what it is we're choosing (picture from cnn.com). A couple of examples this week. The first was yet another conversation with friends on the EU referendum. With both sides of the argument sat around the table...

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Right Then! Let’s Navigate!! The Choose You Project

Whatever your political standpoint, if you're like me you might be thinking this morning that it's a good thing to have someone in charge at last! Since the leave vote on the 23rd June (sorry to those readers not based in the UK but this is a big thing over here)...

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Choosing how to react: The Choose You Project

Some choices feel bigger than others. Will Schutz tells us that: I choose my whole life and I always have Our choice as a nation to leave the EU feels huge. And it also feels like a moment that for 48% of those who voted isn't something that they chose. It's an...

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The bravery of being true to yourself: The Choose You Project

One of the biggest things that causes us stress is when we find ourselves doing something that just doesn't feel right for us, doesn't feel aligned with what is important to us. And that can be for a moment (when we pretend not to hear when someone is being racist on...

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Do we really choose our friends? The Choose You Project

The old saying is that you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family (picture from grammarly.com). Last week I met up with two girlfriends that I have known for 30 years. We joined Waitrose together when we were in our early 20s, and whilst we don't see...

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