Retreating in order to move forward

Retreating in order to move forward

I recently went on a seven day retreat in the south of England. Going on retreat is one of my favourite things to do. In fact, most registered Mindfulness teachers are required to attend at least one week-long retreat per year in order to deepen their own practice and...
The Power of Creativity

The Power of Creativity

Some years ago now, when my children were in pre-school and primary school, I co-ran an after-school club for young children called “Art in French”. The idea was that the children would learn French through arts and craft activities as at the time there was no...
The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile

Some people believe that happiness is a choice. No matter what mood we wake up in in the morning, we can choose to let that mood follow us around for the day (inevitably impacting on our experiences) or we can choose to ‘change our minds’ and embody a different mood...