October 4, 2017

Well, that's it. We are well and truly underway in the first term of the academic year. My last post was in August and that seems like forever ago. But....there has been a whirlwind of wonderfulness swirling around me at full speed from then till now. India, where I le...

August 9, 2017

Having always had an interest in how the mind works, I've kept one eye on Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I was lucky enough to attend a fantastic workshop delivered by life Coach Linda Bonnar. It was hugely informative and I came...

July 28, 2017

Let me tell you a story. You are the main character. Ready? Ok, here we go. You are walking in a forest along a quiet, gravelled pathway at dusk. You are in an unfamiliar country, say India 😊, which you are happily exploring at your leisure. The air is fresh. Breathe...

July 12, 2017

‘Well maybe you need to practise what you preach girl.’ Said one friend. ‘Do you actually never get stressed?’ said another. ‘You just float about the place, you can’t be chilled all the time?’, ‘Come, on where’s Mindful Miss Green now?’. There’s a different answer to...

July 11, 2017

 

Mankind are always looking for peace and happiness. We all want this is our own lives. Generally speaking, if a little child is scared or sad, they run to a parent. If there are awful things happening in our lives, we tend to look for something outside of ourselves fo...

July 9, 2017

There’s something so nice about meeting others and realising they probably feel just the same as you do. Will everyone be nice? Will I fit in? Talking to everyone today meet me realise this. Pleasant introductions and polite chatter set everyone at ease as always but I...

July 6, 2017

So of course there was a little airport drama during my journey to India. And by drama, I mean my first flight was delayed by an hour and I had to break into a light jog to reach the connecting flight. I would have felt slightly cheated if the whole journey had been co...

June 25, 2017

 As the school year ended on Thursday and the hot Dubai summer holiday started, I found myself  saying 'Have a good summer' among lots of other things such as 'I'm so proud of you!' and 'You have been so lovely to have in my class!' to yet another little sea of faces....

June 21, 2017

So..I have a summer of solo travelling up ahead of me, a month in India and a trip to China (lots more about those to come!) My laptop is too heavy, my iPad is quite old, my phone is a phone, notice a pattern? Nothing was making me happy lol! I started to research and...

June 17, 2017

 I was introduced to this gorgeous poem during my Mindfulness Based Stress reduction course. At the end of a body scan practise, the teacher read this and I couldn't believe the clarity I felt after it. How many times do we try and 'get rid' of negative emotions that a...

June 8, 2017

I truly believe that to teach children about well-being and mindfulness you have to take care of yourself first, you can't pour from an empty cup as they say! This is something I've gotten better at over the last couple of years but there's still a way to go. One of th...

June 8, 2017

When you are 5 and know what a hashtag is...how times change! Over here in Dubai, one of the most popular hashtags is #mydubai. Everyone here has their own experiences of this buzzing place and it means something different to each individual. To me, Dubai is friendship...

May 17, 2017

Kids are wriggly, especially lower down the school so sometimes some mini mindful movement can encourage focus and 'being in the moment'. Before a handwriting lesson in my class, I have always encouraged the children to do some little exercises to warm up their hands t...

April 26, 2017

Lots of people have read about the 'mindful eating' exercise where you mindfully eat a raisin.  (I will write about this exercise in the near future for anyone who cares to try :) Basically you really focus on texture, smell, taste - really noticing everything about it...

April 25, 2017

This activity can be done in all year groups at any time. Maybe there have been friendship issues in class or maybe you just want to introduce the concept of setting a daily intention, something to think about throughout the day. 

I decided to try this in the first term...

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