On epidemics, education and connection…

When the World Health Organisation declared that the COVID-19 virus was a global health emergency, a whole manner of elements of daily life got shut down. While the majority of this shut-down and the quarantines are centred on China and the provinces around the epicentre, Wuhan, here in neighbouring Vietnam, we have been feeling the … Continue reading On epidemics, education and connection…

David’s Story

We know that in adults, if you go to Polmont Prison and you speak to young offenders there who are violent young men, they don’t know any better; they were brought up in a war zone so they are warriors, that is what they do, that’s how they understand life.  - John Carnochan - I … Continue reading David’s Story

Education is the key…

Every so often something appears in the news or on tv that truly sends a wave of despair over me. As a natural optimist, and positive thinker, it really does take a lot to wear me down. Even so, this is one of those pieces of news that really got to me. On Monday evening … Continue reading Education is the key…

On attachment, teaching and connections…

This post has been viewed more than 850 times and is by far and away the most viewed on my tiny little corner of the internet. In the post, I talk about attachment and the importance of connection following listening to Dr Suzanne Zeedyk present on the subject. Since posting it last May, my interest and … Continue reading On attachment, teaching and connections…

Tigers, Teddybears and Why It’s Important To Connect…

My own hope is that once we have a better cultural understanding of attachment, we will realise it is not just about children. It is about us: it is about what it means to be human, to live, to lose and to love. - Dr Suzanne Zeedyk I had the privilege of hearing Dr Suzanne … Continue reading Tigers, Teddybears and Why It’s Important To Connect…