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.
Back in London it was time to go for a swim in the chilly Ponds. 4.5 degrees today and a lot calmer than the sea last week. Slowing exhales and letting the cold just wash over me. Continue reading The Ponds
Following on from last weeks list of things to do, I was thinking of things that combined several of the ideas. Getting into cold water can cover up to 5, which this certainly did: wash with cold water, get out into the fresh air, do something hard, stretch & move and smile & laugh. Unsurprisingly … Continue reading Getting in the sea
I’ve been thinking about things that are good to do once each day, for well being, health and our sense of self. I came up with this small list: Wash with cold water – from just on the face to a full shower. Get outside into fresh air to get sun on your skin, either … Continue reading Something to do each day