So many of the young people I have worked with over the years struggle with perfectionism. One of the ways I work with perfectionism is to turn it into a character and very often she is very closely related to our inner critic.
Perfectionist and the Inner Critic hang out together and sometimes seem like … Read more
Talking about the menopause
It feels like a long time ago that I was writing blogs about the menopause in 2015/16:
and female hormones:
To be honest, I don’t really think about the menopause much these days … Read more
We are star dust.
I’ve already talked about my epic fail in Physics O’level and how the stars saved me.
The stars were also one of the ways in which I connected with my dad. On the rare occassions he was home from work earaly, he would walk me home from guides and point out the constellations. I … Read more
Why we all need a support boat
I first met Nadine when she was re-training to be a teacher. She then went on to be my son’s form tutor and one day he came home and said Ms Bowker hadn’t been in because she was swimming the channel.
Anyone that has ever done teacher training knows how tough it is and Nadine … Read more
This week I talked to Eamonn Kelly of Smooth Radio about how he got into radio.
He told his story of how as a boy in Dublin, he worked in a record shop and said ‘yes’ when the guy from the pirate radio station next door asked him if he wanted to fill in for … Read more
I remember when I was younger, I used to read my horoscope. I’m a Piscean and it used to say that I was psychic and that I could see things other people couldn’t see.
I was really frustrated. I wanted to be able to do things like telekenesis that I read about in … Read more