Colours of Autism

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt April is World Autism Awareness Month. This time every year, we celebrate and recognise the children, young people and adults across the world on the autistic spectrum (ASD). Autism is a spectrum condition […]

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Mindful Festival

I recently attended the Greenwich Yoga and Vegan festival this weekend. Thousands of yogis travelled from across London and further afield, to experience a day of yoga and meditation; relaxing treatments; delicious vegan food; experiential talks on mental health; and tantalising dance sessions, including Bollywood and Om & Bass.  With the festival’s proceeds donated to […]

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Video: Meditate at School

I recently came across a video which profiled a school that uses meditation and mindfulness to help children understand their behaviour. Mindfulness tools and adult support empowers children to self-reflect, mindfully move their bodies, self-regulate and connect with their breathing. This enables kids to think about making more informed choices, and move forward with a mindful […]

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Take 5 and Breathe

The festive season is almost over and the New Year is on the horizon. It’s a time many of us reflect upon the last 12 months, and plan ahead for a fresh start in 2018.  Celebrations and increased social interactions can create a busy and often stressful time of year for children and adults alike. To […]

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Christmas is coming 🎄

It’s that time of year when the festive season is in full swing.  Christmas can represent an exciting and fun time for children.  Many kids love to write to Father Christmas and visit Santa’s Grotto, then wait in anticipation for presents and seasonal surprises. However, the busyness, unpredictable events, social interactions and sensory overload of […]

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Mindful Grounding for Kids

In the age of digital technology, and innovative pursuits, many children are growing up today, excited to find new ways to socially interact and purchase the latest fad. However, the busyness can also be overwhelming for kids struggling to find a sense of peace and calm. Just mentally processing all the unexpected comings and goings […]

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Finding His Voice

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai Looking back, there have been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories at school this year. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class and team, but…

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Branding to Kids

With the spooky Halloween fun now done and dusted, and Christmas just around the corner, it’s a busy time for retailers.  Just walking along the high street, there’s an overwhelming amount of brands in shop windows targeted at kids ready for Christmas.  Marketers are competing against each other to tap into ‘pester power’ – a […]

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Sweet Essence

“Happiness is knowing there’s cake in the oven.” – Unknown I recently discovered a world of food styling on Instagram and have been inspired whilst exploring tasty images from across the globe. I’m pretty sure many of these snaps have enticed #foodies to experiment and create culinary delights of their own. So sharing the Instagram love, […]

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Words Have Power

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi Many of us have heard that childhood saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grow up, we come to realise that bones eventually heal themselves, but the psychological impact of the negative […]

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