Archive for the ‘Health & Wellbeing’ Category

Back to School – Post Lockdown

Published on Friday, October 22nd, 2021

As children start going back to physical school from lockdowns, they may be anxious, overwhelmed or elated to be back and with their friends. I was recently chatting with a teacher, who had not considered some of the reactions from students which has prompted me to write this quick piece and share my personal experience. […]

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Sleep and Technology

Published on Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Ahhhhh – sleep – something so many people desire more of or an improved quality nights rest. All over the western world, people are suffering from chronic sleep deficiency. In terms of brain function and productivity sleep is really important. A lack of quality sleep lowers a person’s focus, impedes decision making and increases mood […]

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The Art & Science of Gratitude

Published on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Gratitude is the art of being thankful. The word coming from the Latin word, gratus, which means pleasing or thankful.  It is being able to show appreciation and return the kindness of others. Gratitude is about showing that you don’t take life, circumstances and people for granted. Research by Dr Martin Seligman, known as the […]

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Setting Yourself up for Success – your morning routine

Published on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

The way you start your day can set you up for the rest of your day. This is the major premise behind Robin Sharma’s 5 am Club and many other morning routines. Personally, I have been practicing this for over a year now, and it has certainly transformed my life in a multitude of ways. […]

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Mindful Activities and Practices

Published on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

There is so much talk about mindfulness lately. It is an important practice for students and adults alike, especially when teaching and promoting higher order thinking and wellbeing. So what is it? According to the Headspace website, mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged in whatever you are doing at the moment. […]

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Digital Wellbeing – Relieve the stresses of sitting at your computer all day.

Published on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

If you have suddenly pivoted to teaching online and are spending hours in online meetings, making videos and having screen chats you may well be finding your body is complaining. Tell-tale symptoms include: headaches back pain tension in your neck sore and tight shoulders sore bottom from sitting all day aching, tired eyes suddenly not […]

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