Welcome to my blog where I let free whatever’s in my heart and mind. Want to be authentically me (has taken me years to get to this point) and share my thought with you on education, life and anything else that takes my fancy.
Not saying you’ll always agree with what I write. But, you know what, if I can at least jolt you a little (like a gentle loving jolt) to get you thinking about your life’s journey and those that are on it with you then I’ve achieved my goal. Yay!
Basically, would love to hear what you think – please comment below and let’s get the discussion rolling big time!
Away with the stigma. Burnout is no longer in the closet with the other skeletons we daren’t talk about. Hooray, burnout has come out, it’s all thrills, shiny buttons and fanfare as it finally makes its way to the world stage – burnout is now official and the World...read more
“He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.” Nietzsche Burnout was the best thing that ever happened to me. Really? Yes, really – because when I burnt out 6 years ago, I discovered my why and Lessons-in-Self was born. I slowly, but surely realised the...read more
I think it doesn’t matter what sort of background you grow up in whether your parents are liberal or like mine dead traditional – we’re all conditioned to believe that we are never completely and utterly complete unless we have the ‘perfect’ partner, perfect for us...read more
Today’s blog is inspired by my running thoughts download on Tuesday. Oh my gosh, it was cold, and I was fighting against the elements. I felt I could’ve just turned around and headed home – but no, I decided to persevere, no matter what. With the elements against me...read more
I was in and out of therapy from the age of 13 until the age of 42, undergoing the type of therapy reminiscent of the “repairing damage within a disease model of human functioning” (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). In fact, since World War II psychology has...read more
Having a good relationship with life is usually linked to the connections we have with people in our: Intimate relationships Family Relationships Work Relationships Close Relationships (friendships) However, in order to have a good relationship with life and the...read more
Forrest Gump is one of my favourite films ever. I’m sure you’ve all watched it (if you haven’t, you absolutely must). Who doesn’t remember that iconic part of the film where, following the death of his mother and Jenny leaving him, he decides to ‘go for a little...read more
The term burnout was coined in the 1970s by New York psychoanalyst Herbert J. Freudenberg. He defines burnout syndrome as ‘a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life’ (Kraft, 2016), for me it was so much more than ‘just’ my...read more
“Well there was three of us in this marriage. So, it was a bit crowded.” Who remembers those famous words spoken by Princess Diana? She was referring to the physical third person in her relationship. Today that third person can often turn out to be our...read more
This blog post first appeared as a Guest Post on 25th July, 2018 for DrivenWoman Life isn’t always easy. We’re all going to have, or have had, our fair share of shitty things happening in-between the amazingly good stuff. That’s life. Imagine a blissful truly...read more