Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

Greetings all You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting much lately. There’s a very good reason for that, which may (or may not) come to a blog near you soon. I’ve been writing about it daily as a way of coping, but I’m not sure whether I’m ready to...
In praise of walking

In praise of walking

Before the COVID lockdown changed our habits, I had started going to the gym almost every day. Treadmill, stepper, bike, weights, headphones on, in the moment, get it done. It felt good to be more in control of my body, to notice improved fitness and body shape, to...
#gratitude

#gratitude

We are all feeling very grateful, judging by the ubiquity of this common hashtag. But what does it really mean? The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, meaning grace, graciousness or gratefulness. It is a thankful acknowledgement of all that is good...
The power of creativity

The power of creativity

My school was buzzing with creativity last month.  As a relative newcomer I was impressed by the depth of artistic talent being nurtured amongst the peppermint trees, as showcased in the production, Footloose, and on display throughout our Arts Day. What struck...
Read, write, speak, heal

Read, write, speak, heal

Six years ago I was in a very dark place as Christmas approached, and in early 2013 all the light in my world disappeared. As I began to emerge from the blackness, I found reading other people’s stories enlightening and immensely comforting after the despair and fear...

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