How I let the pandemic change me – work
My mum studied with the Open University when I was a child. I remember her being moved by the poems of Heaney and Ted Hughes. She read us the poems and who knows whether it was her passion that led me to my literature degree. She didn’t finish hers, the demands of single parenting in … Read more
Living differently 2 – the difficulties and reasons for living your own way
It isn’t always easy to build a life on your terms, but here’s what I’ve learned from some of the blocks I have faced.
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I’ve added some new online courses to Teachable so I would really appreciate it if you would let people know about them.
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Living differently 1 – Designing a life that fits with your values and needs
Rather than fitting your life in around work, here’s how it is possible to tweek and change your work so it fits in with what you want and what suits you, rather than the other way around.
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‘Do you know of a good health app?’ asks a client.
‘Yes, yes I do’, I say.
It’s called nature.
It teaches you to wake up as it gets light and sleep as it goes dark.
It makes you want to be more active when the days are long and quieter and more restful in … Read more
loneliness and social inequity
Covid has caused loneliness, isolated us all in our homes, kept us away from each other. Get people back into work to improve their mental health.
School closures have caused social inequity and the sooner we get the kids back into schools the better to close that gap.
We were never lonely before? … Read more
Work – servant not mistress
As the last weekend of the school holidays is upon us, I’ve been thinking about going back to work and reflecting about the nature of work itself.
Work to serve the life you want to lead
I was in a local hotel, writing over the summer and I could overhear the bar manager as I … Read more