July 21, 2020

“View all emotion as energy in motion”  

- Michael L. Brown -

All emotions are essentially “energy in motion”.  They are neither good nor bad; they are energy.   

Our emotions are not part of who we truly are, even though they may feel like it sometimes.  They r...

May 27, 2020

Today I finally came to grips with the fact that I’m about to be a homeschool/unschool/life-school mum.  In my head I always imagined my children learning from home, but I guess I never really saw it happening.  As an educator I had come to believe that the best place...

April 5, 2020

Not all storms come to disrupt our lives.  

Some come to clear the path.

The question has been asked; How do we get back to “normality” once this is all over?

My answer is this;  We have been given an opportunity.  An opportunity to start fresh, to reimagine learning and...

April 5, 2020

Fear has a job to do, it protects us, but fear can also get in our way.  

When children are small we often comment that they have “no fear”, and that’s because they don’t.  They take reasonable risks and often put themselves in situations that make us cringe.  

How...

March 30, 2020

There's no escaping what is taking place around the world at this time.  It’s on TV, on our social media feeds, it’s on our mind every time we have to leave the house or come in contact with someone else, and the first thing spoken about when catching up and checking i...

November 6, 2019

This is Part FOUR in a four part series exploring Trauma.

Part ONE - Trauma

Part TWO - My experience of how intergenerational and historical trauma has affected parenting

Part THREE - Healing

Part FOUR - Trauma and Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is the ability to monitor a...

November 5, 2019

This is Part THREE, in a four part series exploring Trauma.

Part ONE - Trauma

Part TWO - How intergenerational and historical trauma has affected parenting

Part THREE - Healing

Part FOUR - Trauma and self-regulation

“Your Trauma is Valid.  

Even if other people have experien...

October 29, 2019

This is Part TWO in a  four part trauma series.  You can view Part ONE here.

"When caregivers consistently attune to a baby’s needs, neural networks are built in the brain that support the development of communication and social skills. When there is consistent mis...

October 22, 2019

It is time for us to UNLEARN the things we learned from WOUNDED people.

Many of us have a bag of unacknowledged childhood hurts, traumas and fear.  Trauma is the result of overwhelming stress, the type that exceeds our ability to cope. Leaving it locked away can have a...

May 29, 2019

If we want to be better listeners, 

if we want our children to be better listeners,

we need to start by listening to ourselves.

Listening is normally thought of in the context of sound, but listening goes far deeper than that which is heard.  Without any effort we hear th...

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