Gratitude is an important weapon in the fight against all kinds of dis-eases of the mind. Being thankful and expressing it regularly genuinely retrains our neural pathways and gives us a more positive mindset which in turn enables us to have more resilience to weather the storms in our minds. So, if this is our… Continue reading 5 Ways to Help our Young People Find Happiness
9 years ago my world was turned upside down and inside out as I was diagnosed with cancer. 9 years is a blink of an eye and the longest road I’ve ever walked. So much has happened since then that I will be endlessly thankful for that it’s sometimes difficult to remember how utterly terrified… Continue reading 9 Years Ago
Every morning I wake up to the radio and not long after it turns on as my alarm, the news comes on.
This is a little thank you to all those who have read my blog this year, particularly recently after a spell of not publishing much. You may know that I have been writing a regular column for Youth and Children's Work Magazine on Schools Work and that, coupled with a very stressful volunteer role I… Continue reading Thank you!
It’s Friday, the end of a busy week. Not only has it been a busy week for me that has required me to wear each of the different hat at different points: Chair of Governors, Head of FE, writer, soother of souls, motivator of small humans, Friend, Daughter & Daughter-in-law, Listener, Fixer of broken things,… Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
I’ve been trying to think of a way to sum up the year and after reading a friend’s blog post about New Year Honours I thought I’d try that myself! So here are the people I would reward, in no particular order: a) My boys: a constant source of joy and frustration, laughter and tears!… Continue reading 2017 New Year’s Honour Role
This week in March is always a strange one, well, since 2010 is has been. 15th March 2010 was the day I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and my world crashed down around me. Now, 7 years later, I am always grateful for the NHS staff who helped me, looked after me, gave me space,… Continue reading A Few of My Favourite Things…
Emotional resilience is a key skill to learn and practice these days. We need to teach ourselves and our children how to bounce back when life is difficult - not by refusing to feel emotions or let emotion show but by understanding that it's much better to allow all our emotions an outlet and that… Continue reading Thankfulness
Our home 2. My husband – life is hard and having him with me makes it just a little easier 3. My boys 4. My parents 5. My sister and her family 6. My beautiful niece 7. My In-Law family 8. My cousins 9. Living by the sea 10. Things that sparkle 11. Food in… Continue reading 100 things I’m thankful for…
After 2 years working as the Enable Course Co-ordinator for SchoolsworkUK & Youthscape I’m moving on, so here are some of the things I’ve really loved about working for Youthscape. 1. This job has felt as if most of the other jobs I’ve done have been leading up to this. It has been a great… Continue reading Reflections