Inspiring Articles

Below you can find a range of inspiring articles to help you and the young people in your life strive to be the best they can be!

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

~ The Buddha

In June 2023 I summited Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Anything is possible if you are determined enough to succeed.



Feb 8 2024

Ah, Valentine’s Day—a day that can evoke a whirlwind of emotions, especially for those  in the prime of our youth. It’s a day celebrated worldwide as a festival of love, but beneath the sea of heart-shaped chocolates and bouquet exchanges lies a deeper narrative—one that touches upon our[…]

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Jan 4 2024

Ah, the New Year. A time for fresh starts, resolutions, and… the inevitable blues that seem to creep in around January. For many, the festive cheer fades, replaced by a feeling of low mood, sluggishness, and even anxiety. These “New Year blues” are more common than you might[…]

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Oct 12 2023

How to Overcome Rejection and Rise Above It Feeling rejected can be a difficult and painful experience. It can make us feel worthless, unimportant, and alone. However, it’s important to remember that rejection is a normal part of life and it doesn’t define who we are. What we[…]

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Aug 31 2023

Anxiety in schools is a common problem that affects many children and teenagers, particularly in Hampshire, sometimes resulting in school refusal. Anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways, including: Stomachaches Headaches Difficulty sleeping Excessive worry School Refusal Physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, and dizziness Cognitive symptoms[…]

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May 10 2023

Have you ever felt afraid to try something new or take a risk? I know I have! Facing your fears can be a scary thing, but it’s also a necessary step towards growth and success. Below I’m sharing some tips on how to conquer your fears and live[…]

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Apr 11 2023

As a parent, it can be challenging to witness your child express anger, frustration, or other strong emotions. It’s natural to want to soothe and calm them, but it’s important to understand that anger is a natural human emotion, and it’s important for children to learn how to[…]

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Mar 11 2023

As parents, we all want our teenagers to succeed in school and beyond. But what happens when they refuse to attend school altogether? It can be a stressful and worrying situation for both parents and teenagers, and it’s important to understand that school refusal is often a symptom[…]

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Feb 16 2023

Stress is like an annoying little brother, always following you around, niggling away at you and getting under your skin. But just like dealing with an annoying little brother, there are ways to manage your stress that don’t involve strangling them (or yourself). Below are my top 5[…]

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Feb 10 2023

Self-harm is not a choice, people self-harm as a coping mechanism, a way of dealing with difficult emotions and situations. Families of children who self-harm may feel a great deal of pressure and guilt. They may feel like they should have been able to prevent it or that[…]

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Jan 27 2023

Managing Teenage trauma. There are many different signs of trauma in teenagers, these can include changes in behavior or mood, such as becoming withdrawn or aggressive, changes in eating or sleeping habits, difficulty concentrating, and self-harm or suicidal thoughts. It can also manifest physically, such as headaches, stomach[…]

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