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What is there to complain about?

‘Blame is an ineffective request for empathy and for consideration of my pain.’ Kelly Bryson Despite being primarily a glass-half-full type, or so I tell myself, I notice I invariable find at least one thing each day that I feel drawn to complain about. I can guarantee it – that I will experience my hackles […]

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On Motherhood…

‘Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, They belong not to you.’ Kahlil Gibran (from The Prophet.) Monday was my mother’s 80th birthday. So, this week seems to me like a […]

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Dreaming the Future of Education

Many of you will be familiar with my fondness for Ken Robinson’s TED talks. I’m very grateful for the pioneer in him that dares to speak from the point of view of children who are crying out for radical change in how they engage with education. Whether that happens through compulsory mass schooling or more […]

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10 Key Downshifting Questions

“The objective is not to fill the container to the brim, but to make sure that the big rocks are there and that the container is not so full it can’t accommodate conscience-directed change.” Stephen Covey 1.       What do you choose to own and what is merely passing through your life? 2.       Which items that […]

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