Wellbeing For Idiots (Myself Included!)

Wellbeing For Idiots (Myself Included!)

Last week I delivered a wellbeing day for The Orwell Trust. That’s 300 Everyday Heroes in total! I actually wanted to title the day “Wellbeing For Idiots (Myself Included)” because we all know what we could do to improve our physical and mental...
How To Handle Courageous Conversations (Elf Variation)

How To Handle Courageous Conversations (Elf Variation)

The first Christmas present I gave my husband was a bauble I’d found on the tube. We moved into our first home a week before Christmas and our budget didn’t stretch to tinsel or sparkly lights I had the idea that we would buy one special decoration each December so...
Ed’s Purple Pants – A Christmas Story

Ed’s Purple Pants – A Christmas Story

Forget Christmas Eve pyjamas – it’s all about purple undercrackers in our house. A few years back, we received a little package from my mother in law. That’s normal. What wasn’t normal was the contents. A lurid, almost glowing, pair of mini-human sized...
How to stop letting your past be the script for your future

How to stop letting your past be the script for your future

In December 2004, I had a teaching degree, a mountain of student debt and a fantastic group of friends who were more like family having stood shoulder to shoulder with me through tough times. My grandiose Christmas gift ideas for my ‘framily’ were...