Penny Barker, Author at Eighteen Forty Four
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Have you ever driven in a car and realised at some point along the way - or even at the end of your journey - that you’re somewhere totally different from where you intended? Maybe you’ve ended up at work and realised you’ve still got...

How do you feel about 2020?   Have you found yourself somewhat bemused by the fact that it’s mid-July; you’re not quite sure how you got here and even less sure what to do now or where to start? Or do you feel like you just want...

Where is your mind right now? Is it here, in the present, or is it off in the future thinking about all the things you need to do or in a whirl of anxiety related to all the things that are happening in the world? Or...

What does “kindness” mean to you? May 18-24th is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme for this year is “kindness”. Amidst all the horror, fear and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, acts of kindness shine out like beacons of hope and humanity. Kindness is the...

We are a social species; however reserved we may be in our social interactions, the need to connect with others runs deep. That connection gives us many things – a sense of identity through our family and our “tribes”, security, love, laughter and meaning. For...

We all know the people that this phrase applies to in our personal lives, but who does it apply to in our professional lives? Who can make your ordinary extraordinary? What can you make extraordinary for someone else? Maybe it's supporting a colleague to make...

As an elite ultracyclist doing crazy things like Race Across America (RAAM), one of my biggest challenges was that of sleep restriction. Ultra-racing involves overcoming our physiological drive to sleep and you need to balance the potentially damaging effects to your health if you get it...