Emotions in lockdown. When the ‘Wobbles’ come to visit.

How are you doing over in your house?   Are you finding your new normal yet?    We are generally okay over here. We are healthy and we are keeping busy.   My son is teaching my daughter and I the drums. We are working in the garden. I am creating activity packs and videos … Continue reading Emotions in lockdown. When the ‘Wobbles’ come to visit.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, it is for everyone who loves.

I enjoy celebrations. I enjoy specific days in the year where we celebrate.   Christmas, Easter, Shrove Tuesday, New Year, Halloween, birthdays, Bonfire Night and Valentine’s Day.   I love them all.   But it isn’t the reason we celebrate that is important for me, it is the celebration itself.   I love the opportunity … Continue reading Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, it is for everyone who loves.

“An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere take some time to refuel.”  

“An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere take some time to refuel.”   I like this quote, it aligns nicely with another analogy I use   “You have to fit your own oxygen mask before helping others.”   If you don’t look after yourself helping others is going to become increasingly difficult. When we … Continue reading “An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere take some time to refuel.”  

Those aarrgghh moments: Using life’s challenges to model emotional resilience for our children. 

The last two weeks have been challenging.   Many extra Christmas activities, rugby injuries, tight finances and writing self-doubt clogged up my brain and wore away at my resilience.   Towards the end of last week I found myself driving, I approached a roundabout and could not for the life of me remember where I … Continue reading Those aarrgghh moments: Using life’s challenges to model emotional resilience for our children. 

‘Charlie Star’ by Terry Milne

Whilst at Blenheim Palace I was lucky enough to meet the author Terry Milne.    Terry was signing and talking about her book ‘Charlie Star’.   Charlie Star is a little dog with larger problems. Charlie sometimes struggles with anxious thoughts and finds he needs to follow routines and habits of counting actions in order … Continue reading ‘Charlie Star’ by Terry Milne