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Under Pressure – a life with Queen

was 5 years old when I first remember being aware of Queen. Sitting on my bunk bed with the window open with my sister and my Dad listening to the playing Elland Road in Leeds. I grew up in a village just...

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ADVANCE: It’s time to make a change

e hear a lot these days about people going on retreats to find themselves, for personal development or to learn a new skill. It seems a strange word to choose, surely none of us want to "retreat" we want to...

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World Mental Health Day

orld Mental Health Day is celebrated on the 10th October every year and although it was founded in 1992 it has definitely been talked about more in the last few years than every before. High profile people such...

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Do you take time to reflect?

eptember is the start of my new year. For as long as I can remember I have worked in academic years. I was at school, the new year started in September, that was when you started with a new teacher in a new...

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Autumn – my favourite time of year for self care

utumn is my favourite time of year. I say that every year, but I know that it's a half truth. I LOVE Autumn. I love warm jumpers, I love new boots and crunchy leaves on the ground. I love the colours, the chill...

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Do you need help changing your mindset?

indset is a word I hadn't really encountered until I was an adult. I wondered whether it was just that it isn't something children discuss or really need to understand. But upon research I discovered that...

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The Meaning of Life

oday I am "the answer to life, the universe and everything" according to Douglas Adams.  I have never had an issue with with birthdays. Age is just a number as far as I'm concerned, and I really mean it. I...

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Taking a leap!

eaping isn't something you will often see me doing I'll be honest! I am trying to do it more often though. Not long ago I wrote a post about achieving your potential which touched on this subject a bit. I have...

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Taking time out -Why adults need time out too!

s adults it is easy to forget that we need to take time out sometimes in order to recharge and feel re-energised. Without this time we inadvertently turn into toddler versions of ourselves, having tantrums about...

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