Back to School

The Back to School feeling isn’t just something children experience. As you no doubt understand if you are a teacher reading this. We pass that midpoint in August in England our minds naturally begin to drift back to school and that old, familiar Back to School...

Exams – Are they really so important?

It is that time of year again… EXAM Results! Having spent a lot of time for the last few years working with exam year groups on staying calm and focused to help them improve their results for the exams. But so often we forget that the stress isn’t over...

World Elephant Day

Sunday 12th August is World Elephant Day. I know that this isn’t a day that most people would even be aware of but as you will know if you have been reading my posts for a while, I adore elephants.  Since I was a very little girl I have loved these gentle giants, I...

Magic is so Important

Magic has many different connotations but only one meaning: “the power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.” Oxford Dictionary It may be a magic trick, Harry Potter, energy healing or a child learning to read. All...

Being Present in New Places

Visiting new places can be a cause of great anxiety for many people. Whether it is walking into a new classroom, meeting friends at a new restaurant or visiting a new country. Fear of the unknown is very real and can be paralysing. Being truly present can help. I have...

School of life

It is now the start of the last week of term for most schools here in the UK and I have just come back from a week in Italy with my family. Before I go any further I want to acknowledge that this will undoubtedly split opinions and my intention is never to upset...

The Power of Words

Words have power. This is a phrase that I never heard as a child but it has become a familiar mantra, particularly among those who understand energy. I remember in my teens everyone laughing at Prince Charles because he said that he spoke to his plants to help them...

Golden Sparkles – an introduction to mindfulness

I love books! It’s no secret if you have been reading my posts and updates for a while that I am a total bibliophile. I love children’s books, especially picture books more than any other genre. They are so engaging and beautiful I can just sit and look at...

Being present in a world of technology

For most of us technology isn’t a choice in the 21st Century, it is a necessity. Unless you go completely off grid, which more and more people are doing, we rely on technology for so much these days. Without sounding like a luddite, it is because of this...

Why we all need a growth mindset

There is much discussion these days about “growth mindset”, particularly in schools. When I was at school it was generally believed that whatever abilities and personalities you had by the time you started school were what you were stuck with for life....
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