Give yourself the best gift this Christmas – self care

Give yourself the best gift this Christmas – self care

  How is it already December?  If you’re anything like me it seems like just a few weeks ago that we were updating our displays, writing class lists into planners and trying to learn everybody’s name and now suddenly it’s mock exams, carol concerts or nativity...
Would you like to join me for a coffee?

Would you like to join me for a coffee?

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that flourishing at work is not a solo endeavour.  The number one predictor of happiness is strong social connections, and what’s one of the best ways to connect with your colleagues?  Sharing a cup of coffee....
Do you suffer from Monday-itis? This might help cure you.

Do you suffer from Monday-itis? This might help cure you.

How do you feel about Monday’s?  I always rather dreaded them. My Monday routine used to be – hit snooze more times than was sensible, put off leaving for work by prevaricating over what I was going to wear and whether or not I should make my lunch, and then...
Why are you so tired?

Why are you so tired?

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”   Thomas Dekker   Do you have any term time habits that you’d like to break?  I find I tend to live a life of two halves: term time and holidays.  In term time I am tired, stressed and...
Is gratitude the secret to happiness?

Is gratitude the secret to happiness?

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero A grateful mindset has been shown to have stronger links to good mental health and life satisfaction than most other personality traits, including optimism and hope.  ...
Why laughter really is the best medicine

Why laughter really is the best medicine

Have you had a good giggle today?  Maybe a snort inducing chuckle? Or better yet, a proper belly laugh that brought tears to your eyes?  Laughter can bring so many physical, social and emotional benefits that it’s worth thinking about ways to bring more of it into...

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