Is integrity dead? | Leigh (Bella) St John

That’s a question I found I was asking myself recently, “Is integrity dead?  Does anyone actually value keeping their word, and doing what they say they will do?” While consulting to a various organisations recently, I have been coming across a surprisingly large number of truly lovely people who simply lack integrity – not just …

Elegance and invisibility… | Leigh (Bella) St John

What I am about to share may be viewed by some to be elitist, snobbish, or other such reflection – or even plain wrong. From my perspective, this was a moment to cherish. Sitting beside the fire in the bar of the Victorian mansion in which I am spending a week over the new year …

Following your passion… | Leigh (Bella) St John

Sitting here happily working away at The Grand Hotel in Torquay, and probably as it is only two days away from the commemoration of Armistice Day, the music playing in the background is all 1940s… Several of the songs being played were favourites of my great-grandmother who largely raised me … Continue reading

The Extraordinary Geographic Heritage in My DNA | Leigh (Bella) St John

Oh my!  I have been busily tracing a particular line of my ancestry and what I find most astonishing is not that I have been able to trace them back to the late 1400’s… (and to the left is the family crest) What astonished me – and, if I’m honest, … Continue reading

What an amazingly ordinary extraordinary week… | Leigh (Bella) St John

You know those weeks where nothing of great significance in the overall scheme of the world has happened, but yet there have been so many little amazing things that together the week has felt quite extraordinary? I have been struck several times this week with the thought that today – … Continue reading