All posts by Nigel Lowson

An Introduction To Meditation

You may have heard of mediatation, you may be curious as to what meditation is? maybe you have heard some things that are simply not true about meditation. Whatever your thoughts around the topic here are mine and my experience of meditation , what it is and is not and some top tips, i know […]

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Are You a Parent That Feels Burnt out?

Let’s talk about something that is too often ignored: parental burnout. Parents seem reluctant to acknowledge that physical and emotional exhaustion is common. I might even go so far as to say very common. But in my experience, few parents admit to it as they’ve been brought up to believe that being a parent is […]

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The Purpose Of Difficulties

Know your purpose; Your life purpose I’ve noticed that the Japanese word “ikigai” has surfaced a lot in the West in recent years. And for good reason because it can be translated as the reason for waking up in the morning. This reflection upon the purpose of (your) life seems to be growing as we […]

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How To Learn Resilience

The good news is that whatever your level of, let’s call it, ‘natural’ resilience you can improve or develop it. Your level is not fixed, unless you want it to be of course! Below, I offer eight types of techniques to help you learn resilience but please note a few points at the juncture: one […]

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What does an emotionally resilient person look like?

Here’s a few characteristics that many resilient people have in common: Self-awareness you are able to recognise and convey both your thoughts and feelings easily and know where they come from. This means you can empathise easily with others and know how you influence other people with your feelings. Positivity your positive self-image, optimism and […]

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Do you have emotional resilience?

The capacity to be extremely emotionally resilient is within us all. Truly. True, it’s naturally better developed in some people than in others as you have witnessed in your life I’m sure. This variety is due to a combination (like so many other aspects of being human) of factors relating to Nature and Nurture as […]

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What Is Emotional Resilience?

I don’t often agree with (or even understand!) Nietzsche but here’s one of his thoughts I do like a little: “That which does not kill you, makes you stronger.” Underpinning this quotation is the idea of ‘emotional resilience’. I’ve seen this phrase used an awful lot of late, so let’s have a look at what […]

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What Is Stress_ Find Out Our View On It

What Is Stress? Find Out Our View On It

What is stress? Stress is a word that’s thrown around an awful lot but what exactly is it? I’ve been involved in trying to help people enjoy their teaching more for many years and enjoyed many discussions focused on trying to understand this word. Needless to say, there are an awful lot of definitions but […]

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Are Summer Holidays All That A Teacher Dreamt They Would Be?

Are Summer Holidays All That A Teacher Dreamt They Would Be?

I love teaching and teachers. It’s such a fab job – it may bring its stresses at times but I consider myself pretty blessed to have taught teenagers because they taught me and made me laugh (esp at myself!) so much! It was a good call for a career for me. Back in the day […]

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Teachers, Have You Been Asked Any Of These Questions Before?

Teachers, Have You Been Asked Any Of These Questions Before?

Once upon a time, quite a few years ago I was asked to help look after a student teacher who was on teaching practice. Unsurprisingly, I was delighted that someone would teach one of my classes for a few weeks! As I read her details I wondered how I could possibly help this massively-qualified, former […]

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