For the second time in a row, a summit will end in frustration, with no withdrawal deal being agreed
We need to implement a learning strategy so that when seeing those numbers the children want to know the answer. The fun needs to be equating with feeling clever and smart. This will fire the interest in building those charts in their heads.
A friend attending COP-21 made the mammoth conference sound like a glorified science fair. "Each country has a pavilion showing what it does in terms of climate change," he described, adding that "the fact that it just looks like another trade show" didn't sit well in his psyche.
Last week, I sat down with someone and was airing some of my frustrations, they looked at me and basically said "Naomi, your Mum died last week". Mum died and my body is grieving. It's why some days feel like sludge. It's why I'm so tired all the time no matter how much I sleep. It's frustrating and annoying but it's how my life is.
As children, many of us were taught the old adage that "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me." But while broken bones heal, the damage done by hastily spoken words rarely does and the pain can be multiplied manyfold when words are left unsaid.
n my sporting youth I managed to remain virtually injury-free. Now, with just the odd struggle of a netball match here and there, I finally join the bone-breaking club. It's not a fun one. Here are 10 things that I have realised about breaking your ankle...
So someone ticks you off. You get the wrong milk in your Starbucks' latte. Your boss berates you during a meeting. A jerk cuts the queue when you're already late. It rains on your new suede shoes (I've been there, and feel your pain).
So someone's pushed your buttons with a flippant comment or unconstructive criticism. You're hell-bent on keeping it together, but that double-trouble feeling of anger and emotion washes over you.
Parents of young children often feel under-resourced and depleted. Because of this, we find it hard to feel generous towards each other. We crave validation, but haven't got the energy to give validation to our partners. By initiating generosity, and redirecting the cycle of our relationship pattern, I can only hope that my husband's cup is full enough to fill mine in return.
Ferrari entered this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix with a sense of foreboding to be honest... at least that's what it seemed like from Fernando Alonso's public statements. The Spaniard made it clear that the team needed to have a good showing in Hungary or face a summer break full of anxiety over what best to do to salvage the year.