November 15, 2019

I think and talk a lot about kindness - self-kindness and self-compassion in particular. In my blurb about this blog I started 2 years ago, I say I’m on a journey towards self-compassion. Though kindness and self-compassion aren’t necessarily t...

July 15, 2019

I’m having an interesting summer so far this year. I haven’t slid into summer completely burnt out from the flurry of finishing off a semester and academic year, but I have just finished a year-long training course. So while I do need some rest...

January 14, 2019

New Year – New You! It’s what all the advertisers are shouting about just now, especially those advertising exercise and clothes. There’s also lots of help out there if you want to know to what to do in 2019, this new and fabulous year. A quick...

August 17, 2018

As you may recall, I’ve spent some time working on simplifying things over the past couple of years. Though I feel like Marie Kondo would view me as a failure because I've cleared out once and need to do it again after a couple of years, at the...

April 13, 2018

It can be quite a struggle at times, being.  Ask anyone I’ve ever worked with before.  They could tell you without a doubt that I’m a ‘do’-er'; I’m most comfortable when I have my list of things to do along with the time and space to get things...

January 17, 2018

I started intentionally expressing gratitude about 18 months ago.  I had read quite a bit about coping with stress and increasing happiness and people say that expressing gratitude is good for you in a number of ways (including decreasing stres...

November 6, 2017

Almost a year ago now I was at a conference in London.  Well, they called it a “forum” and it was about improving student well-being in terms of physical and mental health. (What can I say?  This is the kind of thing I’m interested in!)  Anyway...

September 20, 2017

It is a time of change in our household.  While our household is small, it is usually full – full of love, full of laughter and nonsense, full of food and, my husband would probably remind me, full of shoes and clothes.  So, I am lucky.  I get...

July 7, 2017

“Two men killed by ‘only love today’ bracelet.

In an ironic turn of events, two men were found severely injured in a town in the west of Scotland yesterday. Police were called to the scene, steps away from a popular chip shop in broad daylight."

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