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!

For...

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...

July 24, 2019

I literally don’t know where to start when considering how to share my experience from the International Positive Psychology Association’s 6th world congress in Melbourne that I have just attended.

So much so, that I am on the plane back to Dubai and I can’t settle down...

April 3, 2019

Studying for my masters while working full time has been a massive learning curve for me. I feel like it's all I talk about. I'm sure everyone in my life feels that's pretty much all I talk about. I've even tried to avoid the 'What you doing at the weekend?' question a...

March 18, 2019

Me and exercise have never really been friends. Of course growing up I was lucky enough to be able to play in my street. So bike rides round the block as many times as possible, tennis over the hedge, Kirby (if your Scottish), tig and roller-skating (even if I copied m...

February 17, 2019

One of the first things I say at the conferences I'm lucky enough to be invited to speak at is, 'I'm no expert but I'd like to share what my school have done so far and I'd like to hear where you are on your well-being journey too.' I want teachers and educators to sha...

February 11, 2019

Sometimes there is so much well-being in my life I don't know where to look. And no, I'm not being one of those smug, happy people that are just oozing wellness out of every glowing pore. Far from it. I mean as it's such a passion of mine there's always more reading to...

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