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...

February 5, 2019

How are you? We literally ask it all the time. To friends, family, those passing us by at work. We all smile and say 'Yeah fine thanks!' or in Scottish if you prefer 'Aye fine ta'. Fine all the same. A few months ago, I had been thinking what if we all just told the tr...

February 5, 2019

The power of Twitter is magical to me. I just love that you can find ideas in milliseconds and bingo - you have something new to try. I came across this idea on the Ridley Collage twitter feed, they were trying out some ideas based on #visablewellbeing at the suggestio...

January 28, 2019

This website/blog was always going to be a test for me. I'm fine with tech but more recently feel like things progress so quickly it can be hard to keep up. Looking at my last post way back in September I realized that I had to be kind to myself. I want to have a whole...

September 8, 2018

Well, another year another class. I had a lovely, long, luxurious summer of relaxation but here I sit after the first week of having the children back  in school.

 I decided not to do too much travelling this summer (although India always whispers my name, encouraging m...

June 26, 2018

I’m in Texas and you’re not so ….allow me then to share some of my takeaways with you. Join me in blog if not in body.I know I’m very lucky to be here, I know that some might ask why I get to go all the fun places, I know it’s because my passion for well-being and posi...

April 15, 2018

Mindfulness has helped me calm the 'bleep' down in a lot of ways. With it's kindness, mindfulness has given me an antidote to anxiety and a war cry that silences worry. All in all, it's a good egg and brings balance to my life. Sorted. However, there are another two un...

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