May 11, 2017

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a concept rooted in Buddhism, and has been around for about 2000 years. The concept as we know it today was brought to the West by Jon Kabat-Zinn–a professor who studied meditation with Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. In 1979, Kabat-...

March 16, 2017

During my first year as a graduate teacher, I did not have a social life.

I arrived at school at 7:30 am and left at 6 or 7pm. I was working from home on weekends and, as a result, I spent the first week of term one holidays completely exhausted on my couch.

I wanted to...

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