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Well-Being Column

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  • Busyness

    Published 19/09/18

    ‘Attend to what love requires of you which may not be great busyness.’

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  • Shelf help reading

    Published 11/07/18

    One of the perks of working in school is that the summer holidays can provide a great opportunity to indulge in more reading!

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  • Brain Hack – you have been hacked by your phone

    Published 06/07/18

    UK adults check their phones about 33 times per day. Young people aged between 16 & 19 average 90 checks per day. 

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  • Time for a break!

    Published 26/06/18

    The summer term is often seen as quite chilled, once the public examinations are over.

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  • Fortnite

    Published 20/06/18

    ‘Fortnite’ is deliberately designed to be addictive to children and exploits the ‘I want to play with guns’ urge (a relic of our tribal ancestry).

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  • Empathy

    Published 15/06/18

    The key to compassion; the ability to feel what another feels. How empathetic are you?

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  • What makes you laugh?

    Published 08/06/18

    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft it sank, proving that you can’t have your kayak and heat it!

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  • Singing!

    Published 25/05/18

    ‘I can’t sing.’ I wonder how many of us have said that or know someone who says it about themselves?

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  • How big is your bucket?

    Published 16/05/18

    How big is your bucket?  How much can you carry?  How do you keep the load manageable?

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  • Exam Stress

    Published 09/05/18

    Exams. Hold on, here they come! And next week is Mental Health Awareness week with its focus this year on ‘Stress’. How very timely!

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  • Stress, stress, stress !!!! “I can’t cope!!!”

    Published 03/05/18

    Words never heard in your house....right?  Exams coming, stressed out teenage behaviour .... not a feature of your family ..... Right? ...... hmmm ....

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  • Good News!

    Published 25/04/18

    My parents were great parents in many ways but one of the things I don’t thank them for is insisting on watching the 6 o’clock news over dinner.

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