Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it. Robin Sharma Making the decision to forgive is a deliberate choice. We don’t have to forgive someone who has e.g. betrayed or upset us – however many of us choose to do this. Of course, the more we feel wronged, the harder it isContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Johari Window

The Johari Window is a psychological tool developed by Luft & Ingham (1955) which helps us develop self-awareness, better understand how others perceive us and how we present ourselves to the world. The four paned window suggests that there are things which we know and things that we do not know about ourselves. There areContinue reading “Johari Window”

Friends and Family

This simple activity is one that I found particularly useful during the last few months when many of us have been separated from family and friends. Birthdays and other occasions that would normally be a great social opportunity have been and gone and it’s not been easy to see loved ones or send a cardContinue reading “Friends and Family”


Savouring involves focusing your attention on a desirable experience. It helps us enjoy and prolong its pleasurable effects. The practice of savouring shares similar core aspects with mindfulness which encourage us to be aware of what is happening in the moment rather than dwelling on what has already happened or what may happen in theContinue reading “Savouring”


Play, how do we define it and what benefits does it bring? When you think of ‘play’, chances are you associate it with children. When we become adults we’re not usually encouraged to play, to mess around and just have fun! Things become ‘serious business’ – work, family, mortgage etc. When was the last timeContinue reading “Play”


Gratitude Appreciation, acknowledgement, thankfulness – there are lots of words for gratitude. We often feel grateful when we stop and think about people or things that are meaningful to us – our family, friends, health, jobs… Reflecting on what we do have rather than what we don’t can increase our experiences of positive emotions andContinue reading “Gratitude”

Child Well-Being

Child well-being is an important topic that can be impacted (positively or negatively) by the relationships and life experiences a child has. Someone who shares my passion for supporting and enhancing child well-being is my friend Sarah. We completed teacher training together and she has years of experience in the profession working with children ofContinue reading “Child Well-Being”