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Gratitude is the best attitude

I’m not going to lie; I really wasn’t sure about gratitude. I thought it was a bit woo woo, a bit forced, a bit Pollyanna-ish. (more…)

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The Thing

When I hear a teacher say behaviour isn’t ‘a thing’ in their class, it always makes me wonder. Because behaviour is EVERYTHING. (more…)

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Three workplace ‘classics’ that should be consigned to the dustbin

For the last two decades, I’ve been studying positive psychology and employee engagement, spending time with those who are ‘thriving at work’. (more…)

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Be the light

While it’s true that we cannot force people to be happy, we can influence them. It is truly a case of leading by example…. (more…)

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The sucker punch of life

At Art of Brill, we often talk about life being a contact sport. It can punch hard, and low! (more…)

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THAT class

A number of years ago, I was working as a full-time teacher and I was given THAT class. You know the kind I mean, the class everyone talks about for the wrong reasons. (more…)

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To-Don’t List

We all enjoy writing lists: shopping lists, birthday lists, to-do lists… (more…)

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Dancing in the rain

A few weeks ago, I took part in a half marathon. As I arrived at the event, it began to rain, and I mean really rain. (more…)

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To be, or to do: that is the question

We can all be guilty of reading books on self-improvement, listening to podcasts and watching TED Talks, thinking this will help us become ‘enlightened.’ But how much of what we learn actually gets put into practice? (more…)

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Exam Stress – How to Calm the Hell Down

It’s exam time – the silly season – when stress levels rise, and things can get a little fraught. (more…)

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It is not my fault…

According to Lucy Hone, an expert in resilience, one of the keys to highly resilient people is that they accept that bad stuff will happen to them. (more…)

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The pathway to possibility

It’s no secret that I LOVE singing! The benefits are also wonderful… (more…)

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