ON HEURISTICS

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
11.08.2022.
So in this summer of Pseud, this Philosopher-in-Residence is opting for blog topics that help us make sense of the ordinary by stepping outside of our day-to-day lexicon. Just what are heuristics? A dictionary or internet search, or even asking a group of people, will...
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TAKING TIME OUT

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
10.08.2022.
Hello there Fans of Plans! Summer holidays are in full swing and this week we are looking at taking time out from work.    Regular readers of my blog will remember that last fortnight, I wrote about business continuity during seasonal demands and annual leave. Well, this...
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LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. WHEN THAT FAILS, LISTEN TO YOUR FRIENDS.

The Being Yourself Series, from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
01.08.2022.
Before I get into my main topic of conversation today, I’m going to have to give a bit of background information about myself.  As well as writing about all things wellbeing for Make Me A Plan, and doing Student Nurse Stuff of course, I’m a...
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ON STUFF

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
28.07.2022.
Last fortnight, this Philosopher-in-Residence talked about worldviews and how one person can combine the seemingly binary playbooks of Hobbes and Kant. We are remaining in that kind of realm for today’s edition (Summer of Pseud anyone?) Poorer health and...
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SEASONAL CONTINUITY

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
26.07.2022.
School’s out for summer – bring on the sunshine, days out and ice creams! This all sounds brilliant, but what about work? You can’t just drop everything for six weeks! So, Fans of Plans, let’s take a look at different aspects of seasonal work this week to see how we...
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ADULTING BLIND SPOTS

The Being Yourself Series, from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
19.07.2022.
Last Saturday, two things happened to me in quick succession.  First, I ran a Parkrun personal best.  Immediately after, while on the phone to Principle Planner Anna, I stepped in dog poo.  “You should write a blog post about this”,...
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ON WORLDVIEWS

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
14.07.2022.
When this Philosopher-in-Residence was a youthful undergraduate, pondering Politics and German at the University of Southampton, I used to describe myself as a Hobbesian Kantian. A beverage-break-sized blog is probably not suffice to give a full precis of Hobbes or Kant,...
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ON THE ROAD

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
13.07.2022.
Having changed roles recently and needing to get out and visit various sites, I was reminded of the challenges of staying well while out and about for work.    Staying away overnight or several nights can lead to a diet of takeaways, pub and restaurant food. This...
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EVERYONE SHOULD TRY THERAPY

The Being Yourself Series, from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
05.07.2022.
This week, I had an amazingly positive conversation with one of my close friends.  Now that I’ve finished university for the summer, we’ve been meeting up for long walk and talks on Southampton Common and, on our last meet-up, they asked me how they...
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ON WONDER

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
30.06.2022.
This Philosopher-in-Residence is an esoteric soul, as regular fans of plans and readers of this blog will attest. Recently, I’ve been musing on the role of wonder in mental health and wellbeing. This has entailed reflecting on childlike wonder, wherein everything is...
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