A Letter to the Stayers

It’s that time of year again. Students with signatures all over crisp white school shirts. One day they are here; the next there’s an empty seat where your friend used to be. And this happens over and over again, until one day you may decide that what’s the point in making new friends – it’s […]

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Making a calm down glitter jar

Today I’ve been making calm down glitter jars with some of my students. These are great for anxiety because mindfully watching the swirls of glitter can help bring you back into the present moment. Anxiety lives in the past or the future. People generally worry about things that have happened or things that are going […]

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See you soon.

Its that time of year again. People are selling up their belongings. Students are leaving to go on study leave. Both saying goodbye to friends and looking on post July to new postings, new jobs, university, new friends, new lives… And us? The stayers are left in limbo watching the chaos around us. The frantic […]

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Facebook Fatigue

Bali is covered in trash again. Click sad face. Move on. Another person declares “me too”. Hit angry face. Move on. Donald Trump threatens North Korea. Post a meme. Move on. King tides devastate Majuro. Type “stay safe”. Move on. Neo-nazism on the rise again. Tweet angrily. Move on. 100 dead in a suicide bomb. […]

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