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Author Archives: Steve Richards

Steve Richards works on Strategy for Workplace Services for a large systems integrator and spend his time with his wife and four daughters, hiking, reading, eating out and walking on the beach.

Guide To Moving Well

This post is part of a series that makes up my Simple Guide To Health which is part of a broader collection of posts on Living Well. In developing my own approach to exercise and movement in general, I’ve been forced to confront my own limitations.  If I do too much I trigger a flare, […]

Guide To Better Sleep

This post is part of a series that makes up my Simple Guide To Health which is part of a broader collection of posts on Living Well. I consider good sleep to be the bedrock of good health and it’s key enabler for the discipline/willpower that we need to work at improving health. I used […]

Defining Health

This post is part of a series that makes up my Simple Guide To Health which is part of a broader collection of posts on Living Well. Most books on health intentionally define it in a narrow fashion that suits their agenda, or they define it in a way that would only work for someone […]

Developing A Sense Of Purpose

One of the topics that I’m intending to write about in my Simple Guide To Mental And Physical Health is the need for a sense of purpose in life and the need to make progress towards that purpose.  I’ve been doing some research in this area and comparing it to my own experiences.  People with […]

Thoughts On The Noah Movie

Debbie and I went to Cleveleys today, had brunch at Cafe Cove and sat down with some trepidation to watch Noah.  Overall I found it worth the investment and it sparked some good discussions and little research by me by way of follow up.  I can sum up my thoughts quite simply: A thought provoking […]

Measuring Your Life

This post is part of a series that makes up my Simple Guide To Health which is part of a broader collection of posts on Living Well. A couple of years ago Clayton Christensen, one of the foremost researchers into innovation in business, wrote a book titled How Will You Measure Your Life.  In that […]

The Future Of Microsoft

I expected to see a new Microsoft start to reveal itself at the build conference last week and I wasn’t disappointed.  Steve Ballmer has handed Satya Nadella a real gift, by allowing him to preside over the unveiling that Steve must have been orchestrating for years. The new Microsoft is on it’s way to becoming […]

What I’d Like to See in Windows 9

Windows 8.1 Update tidied up some of the issues that we all have with the intrusive start experience that windows 8 imposed on us and made WinRT applications slightly more acceptable to Windows Desktop users.  Windows 9 needs to do a lot to please me though. I’m looking for some serious investments for the knowledge […]

Changing Bad Habits At Work

In response to my post this morning Identify Bad Habits And Replace Them With Good Ones @NigelBarron tweeted some of the worst habits that we have at work.  Conference calls, Email and PowerPoint.  I’ve certainly worked to change some of these so I thought I would explore what I’ve done. I’ve pretty much eliminated all […]

Identify Bad Habits And Replace Them With Good Ones

This post is part of a series that makes up my Simple Guide To Health which is part of a broader collection of posts on Living Well. Summary: Replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones.  Once established habits require a lot less willpower to sustain Good habits are central to living well.  In my own life […]