‘Miss, The Elephants’

Ladybird Ladybird  ‘Please put that back where you found it,  hurry up and get back into line,’ words shouted to a 6 year old child in a school I was teaching in a while ago. The little girl had a ladybird in the palm of her hand and was showing it to a friend.  She set the ladybird free and lined up in the straight line with all the other children. ‘Miss, the elephant’  A teaching mentor once advised me ‘Don’t be the teacher who misses the elephant walking past the classroom’ When I was teaching in Tanzania, we often … Continue reading ‘Miss, The Elephants’

Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.

A Lesson From the Brownies  Another ‘Random’ workshop with the Brownies this evening.   Before we did some moves, mindset and mindlessness, I did a little research for my ‘adult’ playful / random / mindlessful workshop this Saturday and asked them 3 questions –   What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? –   Friends Games Tablet Donuts   ‘Why Do Adults Stop Playing’?   Because of us They haven’t got time They give up They can’t play, don’t know how to Too old to be chased Worried about falling over We are faster than them and they get … Continue reading Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.

What Will You Settle On Today?

What will you settle on today? Some people love being preoccupied with thoughts. Thoughts provide them with constant entertainment, interaction, they believe thinking is important. They are addicted to distraction and fearful of boredom, inner silence, or feeling alone without them. Our minds are often likened to busy monkeys leaping from tree to tree or butterflies fluttering from flower to flower. We are good at multitasking, reacting, and scanning for the pleasant, unpleasant or neutral and choosing all the time between them. Life is fast paced, work is busy, families are doing, schools are cramming… So what can we settle … Continue reading What Will You Settle On Today?

Frustrated by Family Mealtimes?

Do you find yourself cooking different meals for everyone? Buying more convenience food because it is? Busy and out of balance with life, work and family? Struggling for ideas for things to cook that you’ll all enjoy? Any of this sound familiar? Below are some ideas for simple family meals created by my children, I’d love about your favourites and I’ll add them below. A ‘How I’ Blog – How I Keep Sane at Mealtimes In the past few months my family food choices have gone down hill, I returned to teaching 3 days a week, so went down the … Continue reading Frustrated by Family Mealtimes?

Smile and Grunt

 Can we learn to love Tech? Do you have a morning routine to check in with yourself? The holidays are here and I continue to be an early riser which has been a perfect way to create a longer meditation habit, which actually gives me more time across the day.   Each morning,  I sit and meditate for 40 to 60 minutes,  after which I often write out my morning pages and then enjoy some yoga, qi gong, swim or a run, which I shorten when I’m back on the school run. As the kids have got older they sleep … Continue reading Smile and Grunt

Feeling Frustrated? Get Present

Someone or Something Frustrating You? Repeat this 5 times – ‘The Point of Power is Always in the Present Moment’  I love this and it’s something I say to myself as a ‘reminder’ when something is taking me away from being present.  Just saying it has a calming effect. Extracted from one of my favourite books ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay. This photo is my daughter fully present winning a race when we were in Tanzania! Exercise is a great way to get ‘present’ too. Jane Tyson #frustrationexpert #contentedparenting Continue reading Feeling Frustrated? Get Present