I wanted to stop and share a little hello. If you’re new to The Worry Wizard, welcome🤗. We’re so glad to have you here. If you’ve been here a while, thank you so much for continuing to adventure with us. We’re so grateful to everyone in The Worry Wizard Community. You make it a lovely place to be 💙🌎💫. Here are a few things about me: I live with and love my Clang*- 1 husband, 3 children and our brand new arrival, Buster, our 8 week old Labradoodle. (*Clang: My eldest mishe
This description of home leapt off the page whilst I was reading a magazine 📖 earlier in the summer 🌞. I wonder what you think of it 💭? It made me feel a confusing mixture of warmth ☀️ and sadness 😔. The warmth ☀️ - for me, it beautifully describes what home can be. The sadness 😔 - I’m aware many children don’t live these words 💙. This sadness often leaves me feeling powerless and unsure of what I can do. But I hold tight to the inspiring and hope filled words of @kier
I spend a lot of time with children and young people questioning: 1: There is only one path in life, the straight path to happiness 📏❓⁉️🤨 (e.g. GCSEs then ‘A’ levels then a degree then a job you work to be promoted in and so on). I enjoy sharing the idea: 1: There is a wibbly wobbly path in life 🏞, a non-straight path, a path that takes many twists and turns but one on which you may discover lots of happy along the way 🌈. Today marks a lovely twist and turn on my wibbly
We are so proud of each and every one of our Worry Wizard schools 🏫. Supporting and learning from each of our schools is what we love to do; thank you for being a very important part of The Worry Wizard Community ✨. Our Chief Doodler, Chay, has created this icon for our Worry Wizard schools to use. I would like to welcome the new schools who joined The Worry Wizard Community last week 🌍. We are so glad you've joined us. If you would like to find out more about how you can
We all know Kindness Matters (this year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week). But do we really need to be kind to ourselves? Here, The Worry Wizard shares a 'Chat From The Chair', for adults and children to watch together, about why being kind to yourself matters. With her friend Bruno and a bag of pegs, The Worry Wizard explores why we need to stay curious and find many different ways we can be kind to ourselves. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogethe
This week's Mental Health Awareness Week is focussing on the power and potential of kindness. There are so many beautiful examples of kindness happening in the world right now as people seek to respond to the needs of others. Here, to help generate even more kindness in your home and beyond, is a Worry Wizard free printable - a kindness gift voucher. We would love you to use it to generate kindness to others and, also (very importantly), to yourself. What will you write on
Trust is such a precious thing to give to someone. It is equally precious when someone puts their trust in you. But working out who to trust is not easy. Here The Worry Wizard shares a 'Chat From Her Chair' about trust for adults and children to watch together. With a jar, a tin of buttons, a toolkit and a magnifying glass, The Worry Wizard explores Dr Brene Brown's idea of 'Marble Jar Friends', helping children to recognise that trust is built one marble (or button!) at
Feelings, feelings, feelings. Sometimes, it might seem the best thing to do with feelings is to stuff them down and hope they go away. But, what if it doesn’t work? A gentle chat about feelings for adults and children to watch together. (Thank you to my ball assistants 🎾😉 - it will surprise no one to know this wasn’t the first take 🎥🤦🏻♀️) #feelings #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogether #activity #ChatsFromTheChair
These words from the poem, ‘The Invitation’, resonate so strongly right now. I’m looking forward to sharing them this morning during Reuben's Retreat ‘Coffee Connect’ zoom call. I’ve been invited by Reuben’s wonderful Mummy, Nicola Graham, to lead a session called ‘Holding Hope’ with families who are at home staying safe (12 weeks isolation).
I’m going to share these words with some wonderful people today. You may wish to do the same.
Reuben’s Retreat is a home-from-hom
What gorgeous post 📮. I meet the most lovely people through The Worry Wizard. Thank you so much for my beautiful card. I’m so glad we get to adventure together. Sending lots of buttons and rainbows 🌈 back to you. And sunflowers 🌻. And ribbons 🎀. And love. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogether ♥️
Here’s a gentle, heartwarming picture book about love and the unbreakable connections we share with the special people in our lives. Patrice Karst’s beautiful story feels particularly important right now for all children and the adults who care for them.
Thank you so much to Patrice who generously shares her story so everyone can benefit from its precious message.
#ChatsFromTheChair #theinvisiblestring #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #stayathome #inthistogether
This quote really resonates for me right now. In this unprecedented time it feels there are new and mighty pressures circulating - e.g. home education. But the main reason we have been handed our children back isn’t to educate them, it’s to keep them and others safe. So, rather than placing new pressures upon ourselves, my focus is on breathing deep and loving my closest tightly. I hope we can all find ways to unhook from the swirling pressures that exist to ‘make our chi
I know some Worries are really big right now and, as no one can come to me, I thought I could come to you! Here’s a fun and gentle activity you can enjoy with children to help them with their Worries. I’d love to see what you do. Please feel free to share far and wide. We need those Worries to be kept firmly in their place.
#StayAtHome #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #InThisTogether #WeveGotThis #WatchOutWorries #mentalhealth #worries #children #activity
I’m lucky enough to have met many of the people who stop by here but I realise there are some people who I’ve yet to meet. I normally prefer to share the illustrated version of me zooming around on my hover board (who wouldn’t?!). But, I work with lots of amazing children and young people who continually challenge themselves to show up and be seen when choosing to remain invisible would be a much more comfortable choice. So I’ve decided to ch