Month

June 2021
This week I found an article on the internet while doing some research into the howemployee’s moods affect their performance. It was a report from the World EconomicForum outlining research showing that the happier we are, the better we perform. “How are you feeling? Your answer to this deceptively simple question will likely determinehow productive...
I’ve spoken to many people over the years around how they can deal with an issue or anevent in the past that is causing them to feel sadness or grief today.A common question that is asked is “How can I go back and deal with the issue?” The answer to this is very simple: “We’ll...
As an educator, I have seen first-hand how young people can suffer from mental andemotional distress but did not have the necessary skills to cope or manage themselves. Itdoes not matter what the issue is, they feel unable to take appropriate action. They wait along time for support services to help them and sadly it...
I have been speaking with quite a few people over the last couple of months, and all ofthem tell me they are stressed with work. Be it the never-ending video calls, the balancingof work and childcare, the fear COVID, the fear of what will come once the furlough schemeends, or just the feeling of being...
I was recently listening to an audio book and in this book the author was talkingabout the power of the human body. The author asked the question – “If you break yourarm who fixes this for you?”. The author went on to explain that the common answer to thisquestion is naturally “I go to the...
In some of my previous blogs I’ve spoken at length around how I’ve spent a largepart of my life looking for something or someone to fix me and make me happy. Be it aTherapist, running trainers, or even chocolate, and none of them really helped me until Ilearned the great life lesson of taking personal...
There is a perceived gulf between the expectations of parents /carers for students at HEIand the university system when student’s mental health is at stake. There needs to be aholistic approach in supporting students at these vulnerable times especially when itbecomes overwhelming and challenging to the extent that the student stops being engagedwith university life...
It has been reported in an NUT article ”Teacher’s workload is at unprecedented levels. The mostrecent DfE teacher workload survey in 2016, showed teachers are working on average 54.4 hours aweek. We are losing far too many good teachers. An exhausted, dispirited teacher is not whatchildren or parents want or deserve.” This figure is likely to be...
We are told from an early age that we must work hard to succeed, and I think we allrecognise the need to put in the effort, to work hard, and get results.I’m not for a second saying that we shouldn’t put in the effort and go to great lengths tosucceed. Wouldn’t it be better to...
I have built up an impressive collection of running trainers over the last couple of years and Iwear them all the time as I find them comfortable. I think I must be up to at least 10 pairsnow of expensive, super designed, and comfortable running trainers of which I’m veryproud. However, as my beautiful and...