#MemoryMarch

Great challenge for March.  Let’s share memories.  Recalling positive memories makes us feel good.  In fact, the impact on our brains is similar to the experience itself.  Recalling positive memories stimulates the brain to release serotonin, a neurotransmitter which is linked to feelings of happiness. You may know that chocolate (as well as dates, bananas […]

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Wellbeing: 5 simple investments

Thanks to @samschoolstuff for challenging us to name our top 5 wellbeing investments.  It’s a  while since I wrote a blog, so I’m pleased to have Sam’s challenge to get me started again.   In no particular order, my investments are: 1. New earphones for my mobile phone. I sat on the last pair. When […]

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Self-esteem, teens & screens

I’m not sure now what prompted me to buy a copy of Amy Cuddy’s Presence. Only after I’d started sharing its content did someone point out there’d been an article about her in one of the Sunday papers and that she is the ‘wonder woman pose’ specialist.  That’s true, but there’s so much more.  Her […]

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Sustaining Resilience for School Leadership

One-day workshops for headteachers: new dates coming soon Too busy to find time to stand back?  Juggling too many priorities?  Want to ensure a sustainable future for your leadership? This workshop is for you. In his book, Rethinking Educational Leadership,  John West-Burnham uses the metaphor of a reservoir to illustrate the impact of leaders constantly […]

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