Tuesday, October 16, 2018

5 Ways I became more positive

Author: Shamala

Shamala discusses how she was abled to become more positive after events in her life caused her to view the world negatively.

Categories: Advice, Wellbeing, Mental health, Disability, Recovery, Blog

Tags: Acceptance, mental health, chronic fatique syndrome, positive

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Going With The Flow

Author: Jason

Jason explores the concept of acceptance through the Chinese parable of Sai Weng Shi Ma, and how this way of thinking has allowed him to go with the flow.

Categories: Resilience, Wellbeing, Blog

Tags: Resilience, Acceptance, Wellbeing, Happiness

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

If I shared my dreams with the world

Author: Carrie

Carrie explores the importance of dreams in this imaginative piece of creative writing.

Categories: Wellbeing, Blog

Tags: Wellbeing, Dreams, Creative writing

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wellbeing and Open Learning Initiatives

Author: Jason

Jason discusses what open source learning is and how getting involved in free learning has benefited his wellbeing.

Categories: Advice, Wellbeing, Blog

Tags: Wellbeing, learning, Open, Advice

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Resilience: learning to cope with the pressures of daily life

Author: Anna

It is part and parcel of the human condition that we all face challenging times in our lives. Whether it’s workplace stress, financial worries, illness, bereavement or extreme trauma, life has a habit of throwing a curveball our way, sometimes when we least expect it.  But how are some people able to adapt to adversity and emerge intact on the other side, while others are totally overwhelmed, finding it impossible to ‘bounce back’ from hardship?

Categories: Advice, Blog

Tags: Resilience, Change, Connections, Goals

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New Leaf College are looking for students to write about their personal experiences with their own wellbeing and/or the college, to share it on the college's blog. If you're interested in blogging for us please send an email to