When I took this job, I thought I would enjoy it - but I never thought I would learn so much from my students!
I have a strong dislike for those articles that list 20 things you should/shouldn't do in your 20s. I always read them because I'm always drawn in, and then I'm always left judging everything I've ever decided in my 20s so far and questioning whether I'm doing anything 'right'.
A poem to remind us to cherish and understand our sometimes hectic minds and confusing thoughts!
One doesn't really know how to feel, when events unfold so close to home, such as the horrific attacks that recently hit 2 of the UK's most vibrant cities: Manchester, 2 weeks ago, and London last weekend. My reactions and those of the people I have spoken to seem to go a little like this: … Continue reading Positive thinking in the face of fear
These are 10 simple things you can do to keep your mind active, your heart full and your soul motivated. They're all easy to do and cost next to nothing! 1. Go to new places Ideally this would be going to a new European city every weekend, booking exotic holidays to faraway places every chance … Continue reading 10 ways to boost your mind!
There are 3 strands of mindfulness to master. your feelings, those around you, and your surroundings.
I hear that social media and particularly instagram is making children and teenagers more anxious than ever. It's been blamed for causing a rise in eating disorders, anxiety attacks and cyber bullying and shaming. I'm not even surprised! As part of the generation who only got this huge RANGE of social media tools in our … Continue reading Towards a healthy relationship with social media
You catch yourself hearing a friend tell a really funny story and you wish you could make people laugh like that. You see someone on the train dressed in the most effortlessly stylish way and you look at your own outfit with sudden disgust. You hear a colleague explaining a complex concept you don't understand … Continue reading Quit the comparisons!
The world is so full of negativity. Sometimes I wonder how anyone manages to be cheerful if they have any shred of empathy for others. Because you see the homeless, those who have no shelter over their heads, you hear of horrific terror attacks where people have lost loved ones unfairly in the blink of … Continue reading How to make your own corner of the world a bit brighter, every day