Today my wee Zoë is having follow-up surgery on her arm. She smashed the bone just under her elbow in June and had plates and screws installed. I wrote a post during her first operation – I’ll admit, it was partly to distract myself from pacing the corridors and going out of my mind. ThisContinue reading “An operation in resilience #2”
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Screen fatigue and digital addiction: a family experiment
We’re all tired of screens, but we’re all also addicted to them. It’s making us sick. And tired, too. Here’s three tips for beating the digital blues.
How to get through a pandemic: Just do the next right thing
How can we get through the uncertainty of the next few months?
… Start by doing something, when you feel you can do nothing
… Do what’s in front of you, rather than worrying about what’s ahead of you
… Do the right thing, and the next right thing will happen.
When your best is not enough
Sometimes you will invest 110%, and it still won’t be enough. But that’s where grace comes in.
Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism
‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.’ I don’t know who first said this, but I can’t understand why it became so popular. Because it’s quite simply wrong. I would re-render it as: ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but there’s nothing like words to bring you down.’Continue reading “Fact or opinion? A question for handling criticism”
Life is not a board game: Don’t ask me what’s next, ask me what’s now!
To the mum whose little ones aren’t speaking in sentences by the time they are six months…
To the teens who go through puberty later…
To the 18-year-old who didn’t get the results you wanted…
To the university graduate who didn’t get your dream job…
To the young adults whose friends are all getting married…
To the couples who haven’t got engaged yet…
To the marrieds who don’t want to/can’t have children right now …
Life is not a board game. Please don’t panic!
The superpower of self-awareness, and how to get it
It’s not often considered to be one of life’s superpowers. But you can’t be a good spouse, friend, employee, team player or leader without it. Leadership coach Reggie McNeal says it is the most valuable skill in a leader’s toolkit. Marriages can’t thrive in its absence. Friendships blossom in its abundance.
So what is it, and how do you get – or should I say – grow it?
How to save time you don’t have (and save your sanity in the process!)
Three tips I’ve learned (through many years of mistakes!) about maximising the most precious commodity in life: TIME
Back to school 2020/2021: burst bubbles and brave steps.
When all this is over, you will tell your children how brave you have been…
Dealing with disappointment: When things don’t turn out as you hoped.
Sometimes things just don’t end up the way we want them to. When expectations are not met, disappointment rears its ugly head. When our hopes and dreams are out of line with reality, we are forced to admit we didn’t get something we wanted. So many of us are experiencing disappointment at the moment. 🌱DisappointmentContinue reading “Dealing with disappointment: When things don’t turn out as you hoped.”