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...

Passion Projects – why they are so important

I’ve had a very interesting few days combining work and passion projects. In just over a week I have: Visited The Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital in Chelsea to help deliver a cheque for money raised through an amazing local project Had a meal out with good friends...

Life is better when you live in the moment.

How often do you live in the moment?  Life is busy.  We have created a culture where busy is important and the busier you are the more valuable you must be. We are so busy that we are constantly either ruminating over something that has already happened, or...

Dedicated or Dangerous? Is your work ethic killing you?

Teachers are among the most dedicated professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with but is this dedication doing more damage than just making you feel tired?  At this time of year the internet is full of memes and posts with the hashtag: #teachertired. ...

Stretching your comfort zone

My comfort zone is a very lovely place. I consider it to be moderately sized and a very warm and friendly place. I like to think that it is average sized maybe even a little larger than average, after all I have performed on stage at the London Palladium, sung at...

Journaling for mental wellness

Journaling has become increasingly popular over recent years.   People are increasingly returning to pen and paper when they want to get their thoughts out or explore their emotions. Whether it is beautifully decorated art journals or a more structured bullet journal...
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