I hope you have all had a GREAT start to 2020!!! It sounds so weird to say 2020, I wonder when that will wear off? 😂 I had a super relaxing time at home with my husband and our kitties after being away for a few days. We were chilling out, playing games and yes, I […]Read more "One Word 2020"
Open a door on the Merry PLAYmas calendar every day in the run up to Christmas! Hop on over to The Play Coach Facebook page to share your answers each day, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below…all for a chance to win a free 1hr coaching call from yours truly! 🤩 Every time […]Read more "Merry PLAYmas!"
This particular post in my Play-Life Balance series is mainly aimed at educators, however the same theory applies to everyone – the more you stop to think about why you do the things you do, the more likely you are to not only become more confident and calm in your decision making, but you are […]Read more "Play-Life Balance: Reflection"
❤️ Here is a little freebie I made as a gratitude practice – save this image to your phone, set it as your wallpaper and then whenever you unlock your phone take a second to pause and be grateful. 🧡 Look around and find one thing to be grateful for, then think about the WHY. […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!"
Today is World Kindness Day! This year (in America at least) today has been linked to Mr Rogers and his messages of kindness. For those of you who don’t know, Mr Fred Rogers was a musician, writer, producer, puppeteer and a minister. He created and hosted his TV show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood from 1968-2001. The […]Read more "World Kindness Day 2019"
The next post in my Play-Life Balance series is about something we all need more of in our lives: JOY! Do you remember the non-stress moments of pure, unadulterated joy you once felt as a child? No cares in the world, no tiring job to go to, no pressures from anyone and time to just […]Read more "Play-Life Balance: Joy"
I was recently in the Curricula Concepts newsletter in the ‘educator highlight’ section. I was interviewed and it was so good to just get some time to think about the answers and express myself freely. Then I realised I could share the answers here so you lovely readers can get to know me a bit […]Read more "Curricula Concepts Interview with The Play Coach"
This has been tough for me to write, it’s taken me all week but here we go. I am currently engaging in a very difficult time in terms of my mental health. I had a panic attack on Monday that resulted in about four hours of high anxiety, stress, shame and letting other people down […]Read more "🧠 MENTAL HEALTH POST 🧠"
The World Health Organization has officially declared burn-out as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ in the International Classification of Diseases (2019). Burn-out is defined in ICD-11 as follows: “Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions: 1. feelings of energy depletion or […]Read more "Play-Life Balance: Resilience"
How are you advocating for play in children’s lives? 🔊 What opportunities are you providing for children to play freely? 💫 Are you going to be the person who will 🌟 GLOW UP 🌟 or 💥BLOW UP 💥 children’s brains? We don’t need talk: we need action 🙌 ✅ We KNOW play is the BEST […]Read more "Stand up. Show up. GLOW UP! 🌟"