I’ve been mulling over the metaphor of life as a train recently – for maybe the last 4 months or so. I’m not sure what prompted it, but it came to me one day that the journey of life is like getting on and off a train, at various stops, on the way up a … Continue reading Life is like being on a train, going up a mountain.
It’s that time of year when I reflect on what has happened and plan forward for what is to come. I’ve started doing this in a more structured fashion over the last couple of years and found it helpful in terms of where I want to be from a zoomed out perspective. This then informs … Continue reading A New Year
I love the mountains – so decided for my 50th birthday to come to Snowdonia with Jen. We’ve been really lucky with the weather – initially the forecast for today (Sunday) was very high winds and lots of rain. Thankfully that hasn’t materialised. I knew yesterday was going to be good so planned to do … Continue reading Mountains
I have been thinking about this a lot this week – mainly as a result of being in a school that was pretty quiet, the class I was teaching lovely, engaged and managing their noise levels in a manner that rarely needed me to ask for quiet to return. I initially considered my attitude to … Continue reading Silence – why we get it wrong.
I’ve nearly finished this book – a really enjoyable (and thoughtful) read. It centres around the idea that we all too often add as opposed to subtract – or as the book progresses subtract and add, as opposed to one or the other. Reading this before going on holiday, a couple of weeks ago was … Continue reading Subtract & add
I’ve had this on my mind recently – in terms of two questions I was asked, one recently taking me back in a circular fashion to another, I was asked a few months ago. Both have this principle (coaching – why?) central to underpinning the question asked and so I thought it was a good … Continue reading Coaching – why?
After over a year intending to learn how to make sourdough bread, I finally managed to bake my first decent loaf. Having had a cack handed attempt a month ago (and finally biting the bullet and getting my self in order to try and make a starter) I wasn’t going to be stopped by my … Continue reading Baking, gardening, running and life.
I made a video for my mum & step dad – a gentle way to wake your body up. Something that may be helpful to others Continue reading Morning mobility
I was thinking about the purpose of education recently (probably triggered by a book on the American education system called the Knowledge Gap) and started mulling over this over. Asking myself again and again: What is the purpose of education – what is it there for? The question itself fascinated me, as at a macro … Continue reading Be healthy, be productive
IN, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 OUT, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1, IN, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 OUT, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1 I’ve been thinking about this a lot this week – probably my favourite breathing technique and something that has a fascinating history. I’ve long used … Continue reading Coherence / resonant / cadence breathing – why I love it so much.