Teachers: The Good, the bad & the ugly

Some teachers will stay with you forever.  Miss Brown was one such teacher for me. In a sea of unkind, cruel faces she smiled. That’s what I remember about her. That she smiled and sometimes all it takes is someone smiling at you when you are a little person overwhelmed by eczema, family conflict, and maths to know that the world is okay.   My son … Continue reading Teachers: The Good, the bad & the ugly

I had to dig DEEP this week

I had to dig deep this week. So bloody deep this week. For patience. For strength. For resources. …and it was my little people who held me with their warm apple pie, fresh out of the oven, as I put my feet up after having held a sacred space for friends who lost their mother and had to bury her within 24 hours, in keeping … Continue reading I had to dig DEEP this week

The Little Things

How’s your week been, friends? I have so much to be grateful for. My children tried something new and their enthusiasm has been so inspiring! (Particularly my daughter, who has a love affair with her duvet). They’re been working out twice a week with a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) trainer. He has them doing squats, lunges, karate kicks and sprints. Just when I think they’ve … Continue reading The Little Things

I fell into a TRAP recently…

I fell into a trap recently. The VICTIM TRAP. Now, if any of you have ever been down this path, you will know that:    It’s warm and comfy   Pointing fingers is your life Taking accountability is out of the question  Complacency (aka sheer laziness) is standard  Deflection is your go-to strategy for everything  It took me a run-in with someone who has been … Continue reading I fell into a TRAP recently…