Rachel Shackleton's blog

A DAY AT WELEDA – “COMMITTED TO THE WELL-BEING OF OUR PLANET, OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR PEOPLE”

This year the Herb Society AGM was held at Weleda, who sponsored the entire event.  Weleda describes itself as a “unique organisation – economically thriving, kind at heart and committed to the well-being of our planet, our environment and our people.”    The weather was perfect and the meeting was held in the terrace conference room that opened out through glass sliding doors on to the original Weleda herb garden.  A perfect setting for any meeting. With the strong connection to nature and healing herbs, this could not have been better.

Why we are Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Some will say the recent news about addiction to prescription drugs is already “old”. But when compared to Brexit, this is certainly not the case!

The headlines I’m referring to include “Hundreds of thousands of people in England are getting hooked on prescription drugs, health chiefs fear.”

Watch my video on this topic here:

 

 

 

Does your working day eat into your lunch break?

As with most things in the UK around working hours and conditions there is legislation that dictates the amount of hours worked in relation to the time allocated and legally allowed for a break.  I would suggest that most companies are not only aware of this, but also follow the legislation, explaining to employees the amount of time they are entitled to for a break and in some situations, such as restaurants, and other service institutions, when that break can be taken.   On the other hand there are jobs such as couriers who are paid by the number of deliveries and not by the hour who prob