Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Teaching in a pressure cooker

In this beautiful country we love to call home, we too often see the destructive consequences of prolonged stress and bottled up emotions: High frustration levels Anxiety Passive-aggressive behaviour Violence It saddens me to realize that our schools have also fallen prey to this emerging epidemic. Anger outbursts from educators, learners and parents are becoming [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments

Our top tip to improve workplace relationships

February is the month of love, and for most of us that means romantic relationships. You probably spent some special time with your partner on Valentine's Day, or if you’re single, maybe eye-ing someone new or considering what you might want from a romantic relationship. We hope that this was a lovely time for you [...]

By | February 21st, 2019|Corporate blog|0 Comments

Falling (and staying) in love

Falling in love must be one of the most surreal human experiences. That racing heart, sweaty palms, pointless giggles, focused attention on another person and an increased ability to recognise the finest detail of the lucky recipient of your affection. It feels like you’re floating in a bubble of excitement and happiness and all you [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Blog general|0 Comments

Mama (In)sanity: Self-regulation to stay sane

In the eye of the storm Today was my 6-year old's hair-grooming day.  He has a sensitive sensory profile, and the cutting of his hair resulted in tactile discomfort. He generally finds it hard not to change clothes more than once a day so it came as no surprise that he wanted to shower and [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Self-care that works for your sensory system

Last weekend we celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday. A group of us were sitting around the fire, chatting and listening to music when the soundtrack to La Vie en Rose started playing. Everyone quietened down as Edith Piaf’s deep, soulful voice sang “non, je ne regretted rien”  - no regrets. (I am listening to the song [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Love like Papa Smurf

As a youngster growing up in the 80’ies, I loved watching The Smurfs on TV. We were allowed only a limited amount of screen time, so you had to prioritise… and The Smurfs always made the cut! For some reason these tiny blue creatures fascinated me. They all lived peacefully in harmony with nature and, [...]

By | February 6th, 2019|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments