What is Self-esteem and Why is it Important?

This blog accompanies my FREE self-esteem download that you can do with your children, explaining what self-esteem is and why it’s important. This blog gives you a foundation of knowledge to underpin your intentions to help maintain or improve your children’s self-esteem.

I have the right to be stressed

Sara Bussandri is a writer and published author, she volunteered to share her story as part of the National Story Telling Week event I held online. I’m very honoured that Sara got in touch, not only because she writes so beautifully, but because her story resonates so powerfully with me as a working parent. Sara takes us on her personal journey where her perception of her mental health was challenged by her own life and the life coach she met for that one session. When asked if she could be stressed, her initial response was categorically “No” - read Sara’s blog and see how her idea of stress and her own capacity to live the life she was living, changed.

Writing Helped Save my Soul.  

Andy was diagnosed with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at around 16-17 years old; he wrote this blog for National Story Telling Week 2019 to share his experiences and love of writing. Andy shares how his love of writing helped him communicate with the people around him, allowing him to be seen - this was a very difficult step but Andy says he’s never looked back, that writing helped save his soul.

Why Anger is a Positive Emotion.

Anger is often referred to as a negative emotion but I think there are two sides to every emotion. In this blog I discuss why anger can be positive and why it’s healthy to feel and express it.

What is Safe Anger?

Emotions are learned and often children and young people benefit from our guidance, especially if their own strategies are having a negative impact on themselves and their relationships. In this blog I help create a sense of what safe anger is, how to talk about it and give 5 strategies that promote it.