October 11, 2020

I'm no mental health expert - but here's what I do to care for my own mental wellbeing.

What works for you?

October 3, 2020

As part of my recent studies I learned a lot about coaching. I chose the course I did because of the Applied Positive Psychology part and I saw the coaching part as a bonus as it is something I didn't know so much about - and what a world I was introduced to! So much s...

September 23, 2020

What can we learn from thriving teachers to improve our wellbeing? Watch this video which outlines some of my recent master's research.

August 29, 2020

In this video I share some mindful activities for the primary classroom. You may have tried them already! This video explains the difference between mindfulness and mindful activities.

More videos to come with more activities and sharing more of the science behind mindf...

August 21, 2020

In this short video, I talk about my new book 'The Emobeans and the Feelings' and I read a few pages for you.

Order your copy now on Amazon and all good online bookstores.


Ashley x

August 9, 2020

Once in a while I like to sit and take stock of my life. Where I am emotionally, physically, what I'm grateful for, how lucky I am with certain things, what I want in my life next...but this time, I considered a little more.

With uni finished, the book out there, I have...

August 1, 2020

I really love my little book, 'The Emobeans and the Feelings' (available on Amazon now :), mostly because the wonderful illustrator Krisztian Gacsi, brought the story to life and I smile every time I see the little beans dancing under the tree. This completely reminds...

July 24, 2020

I have a present for you...a free eBook for the primary classroom but parents can use it too! There are 16 lessons/ideas included all based on mindfulness and wellbeing.

I haven't announced it on social media yet - I wanted the people who read my blog and those who have...

January 12, 2020

When I was younger I thought life would be mapped out and linear. You go to school, high school, university, get a job, meet someone, have kids etc - easy right? And surely, all before you are 30? If only we had been better prepared for the life that really happens!


January 4, 2020

I am delighted to have contributed to the fantastic, Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology. The editor, Dr Louise Lambert, has offered us some fantastic articles, particularly some important work about positive psychology in the region.

Read my contribution, though...

January 4, 2020

I wonder if you can remember what your dreams were at the start of the last decade? I can't. But I can remember what I wrote in my Little Mermaid diary on the 31st of December 1999 when we all thought the world was going to end at midnight at the turn of the century. I...

November 10, 2019

   I have been asked the question "Where did all the wellbeing stuff come from?" many times. People ask me why I'm such a geek about positive psychology and why I push for things so much. They ask me why I sacrifice lots of things like not socialising as often as I use...

October 16, 2019

At the time of writing there are 23.3 million posts with the hashtag #makeuptutorial on Instagram. And, there are a mere 100+ with the hashtag #selfcaretutorial. Now, I understand these are completely different things but isn't it telling that there is such a vast diff...

October 12, 2019

I loved learning about the differences between 'eudaimonia' and 'hedonia' when I first started uni in 2017. 'Eudaimonic' can be translated from its latin roots meaning 'good demon' or 'good spirit' and means living a good and virtuous life. Not so much in the sense of...

October 1, 2019

With a particular interest in teacher wellbeing this term and for my upcoming dissertation, I've been taking part in more self reflection. I've also been observing environments, such as my school, cafes, the supermarket etc. I've been listening to stories from people w...

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