Wellbeing

Tsunamis and Grief

Actor Richard E Grant, having recently lost his wife, said, “Grief hits us like tsunamis as we try and put one foot in front of the other”.  As our community was struck by grief earlier this term, I was compelled to write down my experience with grief, not for pity, but to help those who […]

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The Power of Conversation in the Digital Age

Observing one of our recent Friday well-being sessions, I was reminded of the immense impact of conversation on interpersonal connections. Being one of the three C’s of MCM – Conversation has always been recognized as paramount for connection and empathy. However, I want to highlight how, in this new digital age, conversations are even more […]

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The New Normal | Parent Wellbeing Blog

When I had children, I am not sure what I expected. Difficulty, sure, but what did I expect them to be like? I think I assumed a level of ‘normality’, once the initial post-birth check that they had all their fingers and toes was completed. Now, I wonder what I thought ‘normal’ was.   We […]

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The Voices in Our Heads | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Do you ever notice that small voice inside your head?  The one that might give you a pep talk in challenging situations. Or the one that might cause you to further doubt yourself when feeling insecure.  That voice is called your “inner voice” and is shaped over years, by the patterns of the things people say […]

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The Important Moment | Parent Wellbeing Blog

“Every day, everywhere our children spread their dreams beneath our feet and we should tread softly.” Ken Robinson   I use the quote from the late Sir Ken Robinson as this is a wellbeing blog after all and putting the children first is ingrained in my role. There is no doubt we are all suffering […]

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A Lesson from Childhood | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Get creative: how doing something practical, just for the fun of it, can create a sense of purpose and release. A lesson from childhood.   This is a story of creativity, release, bloodshed, bodily harm, tears, hope and humanity.    Writing those words I am struck by the fact that it could describe my childhood: […]

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