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Take Back Control

**Guest Blog by Sandra Edwards of Sandra Edwards Consulting** Over the last three months it’s felt like we have lost control of life. Things that we took for granted were suddenly out of reach and dictates from the government were … Continue reading

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This is no recovery

We have reached week 12 after lockdown at the end of March and some aspects of the new way of life are becoming more acceptable. I still miss being able to just get up and go wherever I want to … Continue reading

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Time for a Think Through Brew

Sometimes all you need is a moment to reflect on what you have done and to think about what might be coming next. Continue reading

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An important safety message

In the North West it is claimed that the R rating for Covid-19 is now above 1. There has been lots of discussion about what that might mean in terms of response. In reality we have seen the leaders of … Continue reading

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Creating a new path

We are in what I am calling a mid-crisis phase. A little way from the recovery and yet still able to see and feel the first stages of the Covid-19 crisis. It is a period of reflection and time to … Continue reading

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A Global Response

In the past few months we have seen the importance of communication to helping people at a time of crisis. It can support the immediate response and preserve and protect life. It can show people the right thing to do. … Continue reading

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Deep breath…move on

It seems to have caught a few of us by surprise but today is 1 June and we heading to the half way point for 2020. I have heard comments that people hadn’t done what they wanted to, hadn’t achieved … Continue reading

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Managing the aftermath

When a pebble falls into a lake you can see the impact and the ripples that grow weaker the further out you look. It is this image that simply explains one of the most important elements of crisis communication. Consequence … Continue reading

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The real me

If you are doing things your way then you will feel out of place but that doesn’t mean that you are not worthy or you are doing something wrong. You are simply doing things your own way and that is important. Continue reading

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Crisis after crisis

You might think that having one crisis to deal with is enough, but life doesn’t always work that way. As everyone is struggling to deal with the Covid-19 crisis and all the turmoil it has created life is still going … Continue reading

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