What more could a 40 year old lady ask for? – A true story!

Mid June I was lucky enough to see a social media post from a lady named Maxine who was re-tweeted by the Multiple Sclerosis Society, they were thanking Maxine and her husband David for their fund-raising efforts. I exchanged a few messages with Maxine and she agreed to write a blog for me about her […]

Terrorism; What I can do? What type are you?

I had intended to write my June blog about Jeff Stellings’ March for Men (a large fund raising event for Prostate Cancer starting on 2nd of June and finishing on 16th) and couple it with Cervical Screening awareness week (starts June 12th) but like many people, the recent atrocities in Manchester shifted my attention. Fast forward a […]

Kindness, the only unbreakable code in humanity – an incredible project.

The 8th of May marks the start of Mental Health Awareness week and I feel confident in saying that over the last couple of years’ men and women have become a little more comfortable talking about mental health issues, but there is a great deal more to be done. One sector of society though that […]

Critical Thinking

Winter is disappearing, the clocks have gone forward, there is the promise of sunshine and dreamy warmer evenings. Before March fades too quickly and we rush to summer, I’d like to look at a topic that has me worried, particularly through the first few months of 2017 when I’ve spoken to more new clients than […]

New year, new you – Part 2

Hi all, With January fading into the distance I wanted to round off what I referred to earlier this month as “Self Improvement month” by bringing you two articles written by two friends of mine. They are writing about very different topics but they are both brilliant people who have a story to tell. Firstly […]

New Year, New You…

…The making of annual resolutions is a flawed enterprise. Fewer than 35% of people are still on target by January 31st with Forbes citing that only 8% make it through the year. In this month’s blog, Futures Protected looks at resolution making, and examines some thoughts on increasing your chances of success. Firstly, I want […]

Give the gift of health and wellbeing this Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house, nothing stirred apart from men and women frantically browsing online looking for last minute gifts for family and friends… Now although I might have slightly miss quoted the original classic “A Visit from St Nicholas” I do believe the scene is a fairly common one. […]

Movember – Far more than Money

Movember – It’s not just about the money, it’s also about something even more important. Over the last few years, the month of November has become synonymous with impressive facial hair  (and willing attempts) as people raise money through hirsute and other less furry challenges. This money goes to some incredibly good causes but I […]