When your child is struggling with Worries and seems to be drawing further and further away from you, you can feel consumed by your ache for connection. If you find yourself in a moment of connection, the urge to ‘achieve’ as much as possible can be overwhelming; ‘What is going on for you?’ ‘How are you feeling?’ ‘What are you thinking?’ Have you tried doing this?’
I am acutely aware of this urge. I am writing my Wellbeing Programme for Bigfoot Arts Education - HQ at
I thought I would share with you a photograph of my mirror. When I saw it today, I smiled. This mirror has travelled far and wide with me over many years. It may be a little worse for wear but the love that inspired its purchase isn’t!
It is really important for a child to know that they are important to someone. To know and feel that they are loved and to be secure in the knowledge that someone is holding them in mind, even when they are not physically together.
“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
I’ve watched this TED talk again and again. I couldn’t agree with Rita Pierson more. What an inspirational speaker. It seems a fitting way to start the New Year. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #Connection #Belief