Story has been a theme throughout my life.

As a child I loved to read. Once I could read to myself, I used to hide under the covers reading “The Folk of the Faraway Tree” when I should be asleep. I have memories of reading Famous Five books in our caravan on wet days, and getting all the…

Teenagers have a reputation for being lazy, selfish and anti-social, among other things! What is the truth about the “lazy teen” stereotype and the reality behind their lifestyle?

I have done a lot of research about the teenage years, both as part of my work but also as a parent to two teens.

The more I read the more angry I became. I know what you’re thinking;

“It is because teenagers are rude, selfish, uncooperative, uncommunicative and lazy…

Setting goals is often a new school year task. With younger children you may be setting goals for them. Older children may be setting their own goals for the year. They may be little goals like getting a particular letter or number formation right (and we all know that is…

What’s in your cup?

You have no doubt heard the phrase: “You can’t pour from an empty cup!”

Well, I read a wonderful analogy this week.

You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you, spilling the coffee all over.

Why did you spill the coffee?

“Well because…

Kate Beddow

Author, wellbeing coach and speaker, working with women to create calmer, happier lives using writing as a foundation.

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