Posts by GailLowe 168
Have you ever tried to walk forwards whilst looking backwards over your shoulder? It's quite hard isn't it? For one, you can't generally see where you are going, so you tend not to go in a particularly straight line. Secondly, it's hard to see the obstacles in front of you whilst looking backwards at the path you've walked on, so it's easier to fall over, potentially even hurting yourself. And thirdly, you're whole focus backwards means that as you move in the opposite direction to the way you
Many of you know that I now work as a teacher in a small independent school in the UK which caters for students who have been out of school for some time for a variety of reasons including anxiety, PTSD, learning difficulties and stress. Some of our students come to us having missed 2+ years of traditional education or have patchy attendance which has affected their progress. As such, many of them have poor self-esteem, and have been metaphorically 'written-off' by some of their previous educat
HOPE - what is it?Wikipedia defines hope as:"Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes..."I love having an optimistic mindset and I continually grateful that I have been blessed with this attribute. It has most certainly shaped my thinking about everything, which has in turn shaped my life for the better. That is not to say that I have lived a charmed or untainted life - far from it. I have had personal, family and financial disasters like pretty m
Hello lovely WAers!Just logged in to find that today is my third birthday here at WA, so I'm celebrating with my 165th post. Like many people here, my purpose for joining WA was to seek a more passive and definitely larger income, but I can honestly say that I have gained so much more than that from my time here. I have not been as active here in the last 18 months as I was in the beginning and that is mostly because I got a new job writing for a magazine, which I put down to things I learned h
What do you really need to succeed here at Wealthy Affiliate? Over a series of articles in the next few weeks, I've decided to look at a few things that I think you need to help you succeed here at WA. You can follow along with the series and see if you feel that you have these things, or whether there are traits and skills that you need to develop a little more. I'm doing this as much for myself, as for anyone reading this, as I want to get to writing some more blogs about WA which I can share
Hello again WA family. It's been a while since my last post, but that's OK. Just wanted to check in again with everyone with a simple thought for the day since I'm currently on a short break to the amazing Scottish Highlands and I am staying on the shores of Loch Ness. The phrase "Still waters run deep" is very apt when talking about this famous loch since its chilly, black waters run to a very deep 227m, so plenty of room to hide a few monsters!However, when applied to humans, the phrase is eq
Hello all you lovely WAers. I hope you are keeping well and safe at this time. Just wanted to let you know that I have recently received my first paying job to create a website for my current school, which I'm over the moon about. I've been here for a couple of years and the reason I joined was, like many of us, to make some extra money in my own time and on my own terms.Little did I know how joining WA was going to change my life, and bring many opportunities that I could only dream of a few y
Lesson from an ostrich From the human perspective, an ostrich is a strange looking bird - long powerful legs, a large body, long neck and a small head. It's from the family of flightless birds known as Struthionidae and is the world's largest bird. What's interesting about the ostrich, is that most people know that the ostrich can't fly, and I know people who always feel a bit sorry for the '"poor old ostriches" because of this. And although I don't claim to be any kind of ostrich psychiatrist,
Morning, evening or good night to all you wonderful WAers, wherever you are in the world. This is just a very quick post, but I just thought I would share with you a good graph that I found to my surprise this morning, one which has a good, upward trend at the moment - that of the users visiting my website. This was taken from Google analytics this morning for one of my sites. It shows the users on the site in the last 90 days. Now the numbers may still only be small compared to many here, but
Make your own opportunities - they ALWAYS existI remember my father sitting me down one day and giving me 'the talk'. No, it wasn't about my latest school report, or whether I knew about the birds and the bees, or if I'd worked out that he and my mother were going to split up; but it did have a very profound effect on me. I must have been about 13, and was struggling with some friendship issues at school which he could see had upset me. He called me in and asked me what was the matter. Well, th