Author Archives: Sean Kent

About Sean Kent

Accountant and non-executive director based in Norfolk. Interests include coaching, food, wine and technology.

Not all Surpluses are bad!

As a finance professional working in social housing, I have watched with some dismay and increasing irritation the media fuelled witch hunt about the increasing surpluses that some housing associations are publishing in their statutory financial statements. As any accountant … Continue reading

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A matter of choice?

So some UKIP councillor has suggested that gay men be shot to encourage other homosexuals to ‘decide’ to be straight. And so the ongoing “nurture or nature” debate about sexuality continues albeit in a rather inflammatory way. While an increasing proportion of … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

For the last couple of month’s I have been using the Headspace mindfulness or meditation app. I’ve always thought that our mind and how we think has much more impact on our wellbeing than many of us realise. I suspect … Continue reading

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Public or Private?

Last week we had our annual conference at work and this year the theme was Diversity. As part of that event we launched our own Human Library and I was privileged to be one of the books in it. This … Continue reading

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Kindly go to sleep

The subject of sleep has occupied my thoughts over the last few weeks. Often between 3:30 and 6:00am! Initially I tried not to worry about it too much, as I have found in previous years that my sleep pattern can … Continue reading

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My Day of Compassion

Over the last few weeks I have been studying an Introduction to Social Psychology on Coursera. This lasts week’s subject has been Conflict and Aggression which concluded with a challenging assignment. We were tasked with living a day as compassionately … Continue reading

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Invisible Parents

Originally posted on thoughtscomeamileaminute:
http://youtu.be/aeBy_q4i40s About the bravery it takes to be parents when who they are is not recognized.

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Meetings

Now there is a word that you either love or hate. Meetings can be great fun and achieve great results or they can be turgid and dire wastes of time. Most are somewhere in between I suspect. Today, a colleague and … Continue reading

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Inequality

Yesterday morning I was saddened to see in the blog of a colleague and friend that their pursuit of treatment for a mental health condition has faced another set back. The blog is here if you would like to read … Continue reading

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Time to get Blogging

Seriously, how could I not have blogged much in the past. I enjoy the micro-blogging on Twitter as can be seen from the prolific number of tweets I have published! And there are times when 140 characters are just not … Continue reading

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