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Posts by Lou Banks

Functioning Fakeaholics – New year, REAL you.

With 2020 officially over (hooray!), thoughts are turning to New Year’s resolutions. I can imagine some serious promises were made at the stroke of midnight this year. New year, new you! Right? We don’t believe that here at Rising Vibe. I’m passionate about ongoing learning and development, but why at this time of year do…
Loneliness and solitude at christmas

Solitude vs Loneliness

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I don’t know about you, but it feels like there’s a lot of pressure on Christmas this year. I’ve seen Christmas decorations up since the day after Halloween! The promise of 5 days with 3 families has got us all excited about finally holding our loved ones close, after almost 12 months of isolation. After…

Resilience versus Endurance

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard lately. I mean, really hard. Since the sun came out during lockdown, I’ve had the tantalising taste of summer in my mouth (gin cocktails anyone?) and a to-do list as long as my arm. Covid-19 brought some big changes here at Rising Vibe and I…

How our work supports resilience.

Straight from the horses mouth Last week we read a lovely personal blog post from a client, of which she’s very kindly allowed us to post here. We think it captures the essence of what we do at Rising Vibe around getting to grips with emotion to build resilience. As working from home became the…

The second growth crop

” There is only one thing that is more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience“.Archibald MacLeish When Big Ben struck midnight at the start of the year, none of us, in our wildest dreams could have imagined that by Spring we’d be living through a global pandemic. It’s been…

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

It’s not every day you get to meet a comedy legend. At MAD World summit this October, we were lucky enough to have a chat with actress, comedian, interviewer, author and now strident mental health campaigner Ruby Wax. It’s no secret that Ruby has suffered with depression for most of her life. Her quest to…

It’s a MAD World with Dr Shaun.

We recently attended the MAD World summit – dedicated to making a difference to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. We met some amazing, inspirational people, hell bent on improving our nation’s workspaces. Dr Shaun Davis was no exception. The Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability at Royal Mail oversaw the complete…
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