Waiting well: an ‘operation’ in emotional resilience

Reality is, I feel anything but resilient right now. But resilience isn’t really about how you feel, is it? Resilience is about how you respond.

Coming out of lockdown: the power of pressing pause

Things now may feel completely out of our control. It’s a frightening place to be. But it’s also a place where we can take stock. Reflect. Determine to live a different way.

Glitter, Mud, and Wet Cement: the footprints we leave behind

‘Human hearts are like wet cement- how you treat them will leave a lasting impression.’

The anxious parent: How to stop catastrophizing under stress

Eden is such a random wee article. She’s always been one to keep us guessing. Yesterday, I caught her red-handed with a spoon and a jar of chocolate spread. Let’s just say that wasn’t much left to go round. I wasn’t really bothered- that’s normal kid behaviour right? I told her off, then smiled toContinue reading “The anxious parent: How to stop catastrophizing under stress”

The death of George Floyd: Taking off the blindfold of privilege

The first time I ever heard the word ‘racism’ was when I was around seven years old, boarding full-time in an international school in Africa. I had an argument with a roommate who had left a wet towel on my bed, and they told me I was being mean to them because of the colourContinue reading “The death of George Floyd: Taking off the blindfold of privilege”

Save up for a rainy day: the power of encouragement.

We all have those days, don’t we? You wake up on the wrong side of the bed, it’s pouring with rain outside, and before you know it you’re in tears over a comment that wasn’t badly meant but just hit you in the wrong place. Days when you feel unappreciated or taken for granted. DaysContinue reading “Save up for a rainy day: the power of encouragement.”