Recalling genuine kindness

Recalling genuine kindness

“Do you mind if I sit here?” I looked up and saw a woman in her late 40s carrying a tray of lunch. Yes, I wanted to say. Yes, I do mind. Actually. I chose to sit here, away from everyone else, at the furthest corner of the room, on a table on my own for a reason. “Of...
Reinforcing the need for creative compassion

Reinforcing the need for creative compassion

It was Christmas Eve when they came in, cold, a few snow flurries. He had been on the floor for several days after his fall, and she, as old as her husband, but suffering from dementia, was confused and upset. She had managed to put a blanket over him and a pillow...
Recognising the last straw

Recognising the last straw

The last straw. What was your last straw? What made you finally snap after years of tolerating abuse, manipulation and deceit? I knew I was being unfairly treated, managed, and used, but I told myself time and again that I could cope with it, that it wasn’t all bad,...
Realising: compassion for myself

Realising: compassion for myself

This story is of a sensitive nature. We want to forewarn readers of this and offer links to sources of support for any of our readers who have suffered personally. ‬ ‪www.rapecrisis.org.uk‬ ‪www.rasasc.org/ tel: 0800 028 8022‬ ‪www.thesurvivorstrust.org/‬...
Re-educating: it is not a war

Re-educating: it is not a war

This week we are picking up on the similarities that exist in professionals who work with the public, specially between healthcare professionals and teachers. A recent article from Australia claims that teachers are more burned out than any other profession and we...