Month: May 2019

What are the 3 perfect drying conditions and why should you care?

What are the 3 perfect drying conditions and why should you care? Hanging out the laundry recently, I got thinking about the 3 perfect drying conditions and how, if any one of them is absent, you get less than satisfactory results. You need; No rain – so clothes don’t get wetter Sunshine – to evaporate …

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What armour do you wear during difficult conversations to avoid showing your vulnerability?

What armour do you wear during difficult conversations to avoid showing your vulnerability? We all do this to varying degrees as a form of self-protection, whether you realise it or not. I’ve learned to see the other person through the filter of compassion if ever I start to feel defensive or notice the focus moving …

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Did my mobile phone screen-time experiment for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2019 work?

Last week I committed to reducing my screen-time contact to two longer sessions a day, and resisting the urge to check it in-between times. Did it work? Yes. To an extent. One of the best things about this experiment was that it brought my phone usage fully into my conscious awareness. This felt very empowering, …

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Stress is a Killer. There is no doubt about that. What can we learn from the students struggling in today’s education system?

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the week my eldest daughter embarks on her GCSE’s, I wanted to explore this issue to see what lessons we can learn. The world of education has shifted compared to when I was studying rather a lot of years ago, and in today’s world there seems to be a …

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Have you ever looked for a 4-leaf clover? If you have, did you find one?

Have you ever looked for a 4-leaf clover? If you have, did you find one? It’s all in the mind! You’ve probably heard the saying that you have to ‘see something to believe it’? Well I believe it’s far more powerful to think of this the other way around – you have to believe something …

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