About

About

The musings of a teacher who after three decades of experience hadn’t anticipated the challenges of returning back to full-time work; bureaucracy, budget cuts and invisibility.

Life is never smooth sailing so depends on how challenges are accepted and opportunities seized.

Life is never smooth sailing so depends on how challenges are accepted and opportunities seized.

I grew up in an ordinary but nomadic family, first because of my father’s job, and then my husband’s. Life is fun and exhilarating; new places and people and plenty of moments where we repeatedly upped-sticks to create a new home. Country, city, culture, school, language, career and identity.

Teacher Training opened the pathway to my sense of purpose and with this, deep understanding of teaching and coaching in multi-cultural environments. Experience reaches across Primary, Secondary and Adult Education and includes Scandinavian and European international schools.

My real challenge however, was health and the diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012 – something quite out of the blue and without rules to follow. I was lucky though… I had the best health care I could have wished for; my oncologist bore knowledge and drip-fed information as needed but it was a strange period. A couple friends couldn’t deal with the situation, others supported me at the time and most very quickly forgot which is good; life back to ‘normal’ yet for me, it’s very different – thankfully, I learned that life has choice  and with this, I now feel healthier and happier than ever before.

I have experienced and learned from many lessons and understand the full impact of the mind-body connection; how thinking underpins behaviour and health…

I hold credible experience as a school teacher, nutrition and wellness coach, TEDx coach, swimming instructor, practitioner of Reiki, teacher of Deep Relaxation and amongst eclectic trainings, hold certificates in TimeLine Therapy and Hypnosis plus a diploma in Youth Counseling.

Prior to education, my career began as a Home Economist gaining a coveted college placement at Family Circle Magazine where I developed experience in writing food articles, developing and testing recipes. Ensuing positions built upon this and lead me to the world of business and commerce with Fortnum & Mason of London, General Foods and Kraft Foods.

As an expatriate, travel is a natural pastime and continues to be an inspiration for photography. City life and country walks keep me active, yoga for relaxation and balance.