Nurture & Thrive
As a writer, I try to write as often as I can, though finding the time can often be a challenge! But as it's my passion, I feel it's important to make the time and space for this area of my work.
My writing ranges from writing up my morning reflections which usually have a self-care and wellbeing theme, to writing up my research notes from my studying or workshop development.
Many aspects of education, teaching and learning can crop up as fascinating and relevant topics as I tutor and teach. Quite often a blog post is inspired by the students I'm helping. My clients are all so different that I find I'm continually learning from them. They help to keep me fresh, inspired, connected and in-tune with learning, education and cognitive and relational psychology.
I also write poetry which I haven't actually included on my website. But I'm currently collating my poems to create another book. In the meantime, if you did want to sample some of my poems, you could check them out in my book, more information on which is available in the Book section of this website.
Some of my writing stems from other areas of personal and professional interest that I feel compelled to explore and share.
If any of the posts and themes help, educate, support or inspire others then that would be a fantastic accomplishment.
I hope you do browse, read, reflect and enjoy.
Listening Skills in Helping Work: Part 2
10th May 2023
How can we help others grow and thrive? What skills can we develop and barriers can we avoid?
When it comes to being listened to, and feeling heard, we know when we’re being 'tuned out.'
However, giving our full uncompromised attention when we listen is not as easy as it might sound. Let's take a look at why and what gets in the way.
Self-care for wellbeing: Over-reliance on resilience
10th February 2023
Surviving, scraping by from week to week shouldn’t be our end goal. Somehow, we need to find a way to carve out little pockets of ‘thriving.’ Moments when we just feel, well, good about ourselves.
Safe spaces, simplicity, sanctuary and stillness
3rd November 2022
Are we consciously making time for ourselves?
Resting rather than doing. Not 'watching the TV, nodding off' type of resting, but calm, purposefully quiet stillness?
Over-stimultion and exhaustion erodes our mental health. How can we instigate and incorporate some balance back into our lives?