https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/18083390.inspirational-day-presteigne-pupils/ Thank you so much to Presteigne Primary School, that hosted a day about I am what I believe. The children came to school dressed up in what they wanted to be when they were older and we had lots of parents volunteer come and give chats about what they did as jobs.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjep.12322?af=R As you know my book ‘I am what I believe’, talks about the impact people can have on us when judging us on our body image. And now I have found some empirical research to support my message. Body image can be a tricky enough thing to navigate in adulthood: for young people, it … Continue reading Weight bias in education
It use to really make me cringe when people spoke about mindfulness, and I was like noooo this is not psychology. Psychology is a science based on empirical research, so when I went to a seminar by Bessel van der Kolk I was prejudging his message. However, The Body Keeps the Score is so good, it talks … Continue reading Book review- The Body Keeps the Score
I wrote this article some time ago for the psychologist magazine but I wanted to leave it here as well in case someone found it useful. Recently I read on a renowned charity website an article regarding the stigma attached to mental health in Muslim societies; that it is a ‘Western’ philosophy and that it … Continue reading The Quran and Mental Health
My children's book- Amelia is a beautiful happy little girl but her teacher isn't very kind to her and keeps telling her what she can and can't do. Despite this Amelia believes in herself and keeps persevering despite her horrible teachers unkind words.
Whilst I was on holiday in the summer I had an opportunity to contribute to a book called It's ok to not be ok. I've written a chapter called the journey to happiness- the last 10 years have been tough. Life can be hard- if you want to read about my journey you can read … Continue reading It’s ok to not be ok
For every girl with ADHD, there are three boys with the same diagnosis. But among adults, the gender ratio is more like 1:1, which is quite a large discrepancy. So what’s going on? Studies have investigated possible predictors of childhood vs. later (adolescent/adult-onset) ADHD, and they found girls tend to develop ADHD at a later … Continue reading Sex differences in ADHD trajectories across childhood and adolescence
As I’m reaching middle age, it started me to think about this fragile thing we call life. From an early age we are taught, if you study hard you will go to a good university, then if you study hard at university you will have a good job, if you have a good job you … Continue reading U-shaped happiness
As much as I love writing, I also love poetry... although I may not be very good! So here are some. Let me know what you think Dried up Flowers I made a promise To allow myself to grow So I planted a seed of belief inside of me And watered it with tears Now … Continue reading Poetry- Dried up flowers
Sam’s new book is out- Anxiety Free and it’s amazing. Sam is one of the UK’s leading life coaches and is a regular relationship contributor for the BBC. Sam describes her three-pillar system for overcoming anxiety - identify the cause of the anxiety, identify the solution to overcome the threat, take thoughtful action to resolve … Continue reading Book Review- Anxiety Free