Entries by Sarah Macnaught

Is your workspace holding you back?

What’s holding your career back? It could be that guilty secret you’ve been hiding since who-knows-when. The one you’d be mortified for your colleagues to discover. The thing your partner keeps nagging you about. Yes, your workspace at home. The mess. The piles of unsorted paperwork. The time spent searching for things. “Have you seen my…?” […]

Regifting the spirit of Christmas – yes you can!

Everyone loves a Christmas advert, don’t they? All those roaring log fires. Snowy outdoor scenes. Happy, excited children who never moan, fight or stare at a screen for hours. And the gifts, don’t forget the gifts. People receive gifts and they are ALWAYS delighted with what they’re given. Not even a hint of “Another corkscrew? […]

Clear the decks – now its time to deck the halls…

‘Tis the season to be jolly and all that but if you’re not careful, ‘tis also the season of chaos and clutter. If, that is, you walk blindly into the festive season without a bit of planning. And we’re not talking about early gift buying or getting the Christmas cards written pronto. We’re talking about […]

Moving House with Minimal Stress

So you are thinking of moving. With all that stuff.  Well, not ALL of it perhaps, you might try to get rid of a lot of it before you move… hopefully… as a lot of that stuff is still in boxes from the last move 15 years ago, isn’t it? As an accredited and experienced […]

How to Respond to a Hostile Email

We’ve all been there. Fired off an unusually aggressive email in the spur of the moment. Emailed something we wouldn’t dare say to someone’s face. It’s one of the pitfalls of communicating by text or email. We have a tendency to behave more badly than we would face-to-face. It’s usually just thoughtless venting soon forgotten […]