What’s News?

By |2017-01-13T13:08:48+00:00September 27th, 2012|Changing Habits, Education/children, Film, Interviews|

Yesterday's news is no longer today's chip paper: with the advance of technology we can see and hear the news time and time again.  In an effort to compete for readers and viewers it seems that the media is prepared to do almost anything, but what is the cost?  I talk to Life coach Graham Russell about 'news' and the impact on all of us, as we ask the question, is it time for an alternative? In Conversation: Julie Mann and Graham Russell from Graham Russell on Vimeo.

Are Children ‘missing out’ by going to School?

By |2017-01-13T13:08:56+00:00July 25th, 2010|Education/children, Guest blog|

My daughter, now aged 12, has been at school since she was 5 years old. There was a time when I had a fleeting thought about home education. Without doing the research, I decided that I was not 'cut out' to home educate.  I now have several friends who educate their young children, and one of them recently wrote this article. Imrans words really touched me so I thought I would share this inspiring article with you... THE SCIENCE OF SOCIALISATION “Kids educated at home are brighter and more impressively human than institutionalized kids simply because they are allowed to learn free of bells, bogus experts, phony sequences, endless interventions and similar junk.” John Taylor Gatto, (Former New York State Teacher [...]

Drama in education…’to be or not to be’?

By |2017-01-13T13:08:58+00:00June 25th, 2010|Art/Drama, Confidence, Education/children, Interviews|

Some people think that Drama lessons are a luxury, not really 'relevant', or not important enough to 'indulge' in.  Drama teacher, Mary Spink, sees things differently. I interviewed Mary, at school in East Sussex.  The interview is just over 1o mins long. Click here for the Interview I'd love to hear your comments, and any thoughts you have about the subject, so please do submit a word or two. Speak soon........

Teaching Children the Law of Attraction

By |2017-01-13T13:08:58+00:00May 3rd, 2010|Education/children, Guest blog, law of Attraction|

Today, my guest, Denny Hagel, co-author of "The Law of Attraction: The Next Generation",  writes about teaching your children the Law of Attraction. Denny is co-owner of Innovative Parenting LLC, home to the "Missing Secret to Parenting", a company dedicated to helping parents empower their children with an understanding of the law of attraction at work in their lives, thus providing them with the skills to live their best life! Millions of people worldwide not only have an awareness of the Universal Law of Attraction, but are actively implementing these principles into their lives to deliberately create what they truly desire. The latest phenomenon that is gathering great momentum is the desire of many of these same people, who are parents, wanting [...]

What is a father’s job?

By |2010-08-03T11:29:38+01:00April 20th, 2010|Education/children, Interview, Relationships|

'Lone parent', 'Single parent', whatever the label, it seems that one parent households are on the increase. 'The Office for National Statistics said children in the UK were three times more likely to live in one-parent households than they were in 1972.' BBC Today I talk to Hugh Sandie, about his experience of parenting his daughter Amelia, after he and his partners relationship broke down.  The interview is just under 12 minutes long. Click here for the interview However impossible it may seem, the reality is, that if parents want a great relationship with their children, it's important they work towards a good relationship with their ex partner.  It's not about liking your 'ex', or agreeing with them, but about finding [...]

Have you found the Champion within yourself?

By |2017-01-13T13:08:58+00:00April 4th, 2010|Education/children, Exercise|

I've been reading a book written by David Hemery, Olympic gold medalist. It's called  'How to help children find the champion within themselves'. It's a great little book; full of guidance for bringing out the best in our children. The book contains a letter that David Hemery wrote to the athletes taking part in the Sydney games. I want  to share this with you, because I think it illustrates beautifully, the importance of having an intention, and the impact each and everyone of us has on the people around us. 14 August 2000 How to bring out the best in your competitions in Sydney Dear (Athlete) Congratulations on making the Olympic team.  By now much of your hardest physical preparation is completed. [...]


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