A new way to think about education?

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Sir Ken Robinson

I have watched this TED talk multiple times in my life including before my children were in school and multiple times after. I remember that before my eldest went to school I would watch the video and nod agreeing with the things Ken would say. I now have 2 children in school and when I watch this talk I’m still nodding but I also want to jump through the screen, give Ken a high 5 and share this video with all the people involved in putting together our education system.

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Look on the bright side

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
~ Walt Whitman

I stumbled across this amazing quote and incredible picture while browsing the web recently and it took my breath away. I find myself getting trapped in the comfort of old habits or stuck dwelling in the shadows of the past. I feel unhappy in the direction i’m looking yet forget that I can simply turn around. You would think that by now I would have learnt that only I have control to make these changes but I guess that’s the beauty of personal growth and I definitely still have a long way to go.

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Searching for my inner zen

“The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself.” Myles Munroe

I had a moment of inspiration when I put together this sneaky little logo of mine. I am aware that its not perfect and I’m totally cool with that because imperfect is perfect to me. So, I’m sure a lot of people would be wondering what this means and to be totally honest this was not planned at all, it wasn’t until I finished it that I had a moment of realisation that I had subconsciously put together an accurate representation of my life! While on my journey of trying to become my best self I have come across so many different religions, beliefs, philosophies and practices that I find myself caught in a juggling act. Now maybe incorporating a bit of everything into my daily life is just what I need but before I can do that I really want to understand and practice each option individually so I can give the time and attention to the things that work for me.

Searching For My Inner Zen

It can be a challenge to find a balance in life without adding these extra things into the mix but I truly believe that each of the above symbols represent a more positive quality of life not only for myself but to the people who surround me.

Welcome to my new look blog and I look forward to continuing to share my thoughts and experiences with you as I continue to search for my inner zen.

Thanks for reading and make sure you share your smile with the world today ☮