Emotional Resilience, Mental health, Thankfulness, Training, Youth work

5 Ways to Help our Young People Find Happiness

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

Cancer story, faith, Friends and family, Life, Thankfulness

9 Years Ago

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

#3goodthings, Friends and family, Home, Life in general, Thankfulness

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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

Friends and family, Home, Life, Life in general, Thankfulness

2017 New Year’s Honour Role

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

Cancer story, Emotional Resilience, Friends and family, Life in general, Mental health, Thankfulness, Training

A Few of My Favourite Things…

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…