Wellbeing at work.

There are many different definitions of wellbeing but perhaps the most agreeable is “the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy”. Our lifestyle and health related habits will ultimately have an impact on our overall health and wellbeing, such as diet, exercise, sleep, alcohol and drugs. A range of other factors will also influence our…

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Building healthy brains

I attended the Early Years conference Exploring the Power of Play in Hampshire at the weekend as I had been invited to deliver workshops to delegates on Risky Play. I was surrounded by likeminded enthusiastic early years professionals all giving away their Saturday to a day of professional development. As the title of the conference…

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Loving ourselves better.

The prospect of a fresh new shiny year is always a time for reflection, a time to pause and review our highs and lows from the previous year. Leading the way for New Years resolutions, that conjure up our hopes, dreams and wishes for the future and a vision of what we can become –…

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My Christmas Wish

I am writing my final blog of the year and reflecting on 2018. A year in which my career has had me jumping for joy and leaping out of my comfort zone and quite surprisingly I may have finally learnt to practice what I preach. For me the last 7 or 8 Christmases have become…

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Connectedness

“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others.” ~ Harriet Goldhor Lerner Connectedness is a powerful thing and I seem to talk almost daily about the power and joy connection can bring. Doesn’t…

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Just the beginning

I am sat here on the Monday evening the day after Early Years Wellbeing Week has ended and I am still reading messages and posts from people talking about it! Perhaps more importantly, what I’m actually reading are people’s thoughts, reflections, evaluations and hearing about the impact it has had and what your future plans…

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Staff Nutrition

As part of Early Years Wellbeing Week read Sarah Scotland’s blog on nutrition. Realising how your health is affected by what you eat is one of the biggest revelations you will come across.  Food is not only vital to eat for energy but also important for nutrients; minerals, vitamins and fibre.  Hydration is key too. …

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