Meditation – It’s not what you think!

Meditation is a word that wasn’t used much when I was growing up but over the last few years it has grown in popularity to an extraordinary degree.  For years if anyone mentioned meditation we pictured someone sitting in the lotus position with their hands in a...

Saana Meditation Cushions

I love to meditate.  I have meditated all my life. Admittedly I didn’t always know that that was what I was doing. With hindsight it has always been a huge part of my mental self care.  Imagine my joy when an amazing new company, Saana Cushions, contacted me and...

Children in Need

I love Children!  There’s no hiding it. I loved children when I was no more than a large child myself. At 14 years old while my friends were raving at the school disco I was looking after the teachers’ children in the foyer. (I know, I sound so sad, but I...

Autumn Wellbeing

The clocks are changing this weekend here in the UK. For a few days at least the mornings will be slightly lighter but the evenings will draw in quicker too. Your Autumn wellbeing becomes a focus. Autumn is a challenging time of year. The shorter, greyer, damp days,...

Anxiety in Teenagers

Imagine a girl. She could be younger than you, she could be older than you. But it needs to be someone you know. You may not know them well, but you know them. Imagine the perfect student. A social outsider. She has friends, but doesn’t exactly conform to teenage...

Poverty and Wellbeing

At a time when the gap between “the haves” and “the have nots” is widening year on year. When statistics are manipulated to make us believe we are better off, yet 3.9 million children in the UK are living in poverty there is no denying that...

I have a dream…

The 25th September is World Dream Day. This is a new one on me. Every day seems to be some international day now everything from cheese to children is celebrated on a special day of the year. If I’m honest I can get a little jaded with it all, but when I saw...

Change, tis the season

When September the 1st arrives here in the UK it is like walking through a door between Summer and Autumn, the change is instant. One day you are wearing suncream and short and the next it is misty and there is a nip in the air and you begin to think about where you...

Arrive at school feeling calm everyday.

At this time of year many of us are trying to get back into that school morning routine.  Having a routine makes such a difference to how smoothly your morning goes and if your morning runs smoothly you arrive at school feeling calm. It is as simple as that.  For as...

Mindful Planning

Why am I planning when I’m not a teacher? I may not be a teacher in the conventional sense these days, but I still spend a lot of my time teaching. I also spend a lot of time in schools and colleges so working in academic years works much better for me than...
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