Loves

Marilyn’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat: A weekend of peace and tranquillity, in the beautiful setting of Malham. Read about the benefits of a meditation retreat and how to bring that inner peace to your daily life.

I quickly said goodbye to the week, jumped in my car and headed to the meditation retreat, singing (a rather smug) 'have a lovely weekend' to people as I went. Arriving at the retreat To get to High Trenhouse, a stone's throw from Malham Tarn, I drove down twisted lanes and through beautiful countryside. In… Continue reading Marilyn’s Meditation and Yoga Retreat: A weekend of peace and tranquillity, in the beautiful setting of Malham. Read about the benefits of a meditation retreat and how to bring that inner peace to your daily life.

Life

Postpartum Thyroiditis Survival Kit: Following the birth of my Daughter I had a difficult time with postpartum thyroiditis. Here I share what helped me on the road to recovery.

The journey to good health following my battle with postpartum thyroiditis was a strange and isolating one. It was also a time where I found out a great deal in terms of my own health and wellbeing. In this post I share the little things that helped me to get through postpartum thyroiditis. 1. Empower… Continue reading Postpartum Thyroiditis Survival Kit: Following the birth of my Daughter I had a difficult time with postpartum thyroiditis. Here I share what helped me on the road to recovery.

Life

My Battle with Postpartum Thyroiditis: Three months following the birth of my daughter I become extremely ill with postpartum thyroiditis. In a bid to help others I share my story here.

I have previously written about postpartum thyroiditis, but this was in the midst of it, when I naively thought I was through the worst. I wanted to share again, with a little more clarity and knowledge. Postpartum thyroiditis happens to up to 10% of women and, I have found, is not uncommon. Reading my story… Continue reading My Battle with Postpartum Thyroiditis: Three months following the birth of my daughter I become extremely ill with postpartum thyroiditis. In a bid to help others I share my story here.

Learning

Great Expectations: The impact of teacher expectations on children’s learning. How one boy raised the expectations I have of myself, as a Teacher in the Early Years classroom.

A boy in my Reception class quite quickly became known amongst the teachers as ‘that boy,’ the boy ‘who doesn’t listen,’ or even worse the boy ‘who can’t listen.’ Granted his behaviour and listening skills were a little tricky at times. Teaching numeracy with frequent interludes about what aliens might eat for their breakfast or… Continue reading Great Expectations: The impact of teacher expectations on children’s learning. How one boy raised the expectations I have of myself, as a Teacher in the Early Years classroom.