Action Plus Reaction Equals Interaction

This poem was originally published in Issue 8 of Blether Stories: “I have come here for a bit of a blether.” Is what some might say. In the event of social interaction. My reaction is action (get away, far away). Action plus reaction equals interaction. My reactions are unusual. Not normal! But then – WhatContinue reading “Action Plus Reaction Equals Interaction”

So, what do you do?

“I don’t cut hair” Coronation Street barber David Platt said, dreamily, in a recent episode, “I shape destinies.” Studies show that he’s got the right idea when it comes to getting job satisfaction. Some people dread being asked ‘so, what do you do?’ Rather than feel stuck in a rut, we can mentally re-frame ourContinue reading “So, what do you do?”

Dyslexia Workshop

July arrived and so did the sun, rain and wind, but no weather could deter from the enthusiasm and talent of the children I had the delight of sharing the Dyslexia workshop with. As the children stepped through the door of The Barefoot Sanctuary into the workshop the energy rose up and excitement and nervesContinue reading “Dyslexia Workshop”

The Amazing Dyslexic Poetry Show

There are some negative perceptions about those with dyslexia. Such as:- “Lazy”, “Stupid,” “Won’t amount too much” These words are all things that have been said to me. I was aged 7 when I realised I had stories that ran around in my head and I used to daydream, acting them out.  I didn’t knowContinue reading “The Amazing Dyslexic Poetry Show”

Dyslexia and Recruitment: Square Pegs and a Round Circle

Way back in the 13th Century, a selection of artists were asked to demonstrate their competence for a job as a painter for Pope Benedict XI. Each provided an elaborate, detailed sketch to prove their abilities. Except for Giotto, who simply drew a single perfect circle. Guess what? He got the job. Dyslexia and JobContinue reading “Dyslexia and Recruitment: Square Pegs and a Round Circle”