Words and meanings of Gibran

Words and meanings of Gibran

​ “My house says to me, ‘Do not leave me, for here dwells your past.’ And the road says to me, ’Come and follow me, for I am your future.’ And I say to both my house and the road, ‘I have no past, nor have I a future. If I stay here, there is a going in my staying;...

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Shame or Self-Compassion?

Shame or Self-Compassion?

Can we live a good life alongside shame? If we are to aspire to the positive psychology goal of a good life to flourish and thrive, we need a conversation about the role of Shame, and in particular, society’s obsession with the body and the impact that message has on...

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RAISE Your Bar in the Classroom

RAISE Your Bar in the Classroom

As I set out to write this piece, I thought of who my audience might be. Should I write for elementary age learning, adult learning, in the classroom, or online? After a few seconds of thought, I determined that there are benefits across the board. Learning and...

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Six of My Top Life Lessons

Six of My Top Life Lessons

I could probably write 100 life lessons but, I’ll save that for my future book! I love learning about myself, about others and about this thing we call life. And, I love teaching and sharing my lessons with anyone who’ll listen. If you’re up for listening, without...

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The Positive Power of Having a Pet

The Positive Power of Having a Pet

And so the story begins… Nine years ago I was blessed with a cat.  My childhood home only briefly had pets: a puppy which got ill very quickly and had to be put down.  Another puppy, which ran away while we were on holiday, when staying with my aunt and uncle and...

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The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Do you recognise that feeling when you are in the car listening to some music and then they play something that strikes a chord and it reminds you of someone or some situation and wham, you just start crying. Well, I do.  Quite annoying when you are on your way to...

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