Happiness is apparently what we’re all here for. Simple really. After all it’s what philosophers and great teachers have always told us. Don’t know why that eluded me for so long.
Who am I? Designer, maker, lecturer in art, design and creativity. Mother of two. English. One cat, one bearded dragon, 3 fish. Advocate of moderation. Recently traumatised through one of life’s recurrent glitches. Survivor. More than that, Survivor through Positive Thinking and Awareness. I took a humble pill and went back to reading books and asking questions.
My lifelong interest in world philosophies and ancient wisdoms brought me back to contemporary teachers. Sir Kenneth Robinson (bless him), the Dalai Lama, and an ongoing multitude of people with wisdom and things to share. Especially those with humour and humility. When I get frustrated with our ways, our stick-in-the-mudness, our this-is-how-it-is-ness, they renew my hope and sense of purpose.
What am I doing? In umbrella terms perhaps ‘living philosophy’ or ‘practical philosophy’ fit the bill. I feel we underplay what’s really important to us. In particular, I’m passionate about placing well-being at the heart of the educational curriculum. I want our kids to be equipped to embrace life, not wonder what happened when they reach middle age. As my lovely friend Lisa put it, it’s the small words that matter; life, love, happy.
I hope this blog helps in some way. If it touches you, do say hello. People need people.
Good luck on your journey.