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  • On Valuing Teaching as a Helping Profession

    My fourteen year-old came home from school recently having taken one of those personality tests that assigns you a type. (Yes, I’m afraid it runs in the family…) She proudly announced that although she had been given the label “campaigner,” she didn’t see herself as a cause-oriented person. Rather, she felt that it was the […]

    Posted on October 18, 2018 0 comments
  • Breaking Up With My Therapist

    I broke up with my therapist recently. That sounds a bit dramatic. What I mean is that I ended a formal relationship with a talk therapist I’d been seeing fairly regularly over the past few years. And, like all break-ups, even the ones that you know need to happen, I felt incredibly sad afterwards. Therapy’s […]

    Posted on October 12, 2018 0 comments
  • Life Skills for Offices

    I was listening to a podcast the other day when I took off my headphones and announced to my husband, “I should have been an organizational psychologist.” The podcast was Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat, a business podcast that provides “bite-sized ways of improving your job.”  In this particular episode, the host, Bruce Daisley, was interviewing the […]

    Posted on October 4, 2018 6 comments
  • How and Why I Started Writing Fiction

    I’ve started working on a novel. It happened almost by accident. One day this summer – a day when I had way too much energy and not enough to do – I saw a link to an online fiction-writing course with an irresistible teaser like “Write a novel in one year.” And since the tip came […]

    Posted on September 27, 2018 0 comments
  • Career Change: The Value of Expanding Your Network

    I’m shortly to commence volunteering at a local charity (non-profit) in London called The Girls’ Network. It’s an organization that pairs professional female mentors with teenage girls from disadvantaged communities in order to inspire and empower young women to pursue education and work. As someone who has both mentored and been mentored in the past, I’m […]

    Posted on September 21, 2018 0 comments