What’s your story?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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I was listening to a friend talking last week about vulnerable young people in our community. She was talking about how many there are presently, why they might be classed as vulnerable (which we can all be at times) and how we can help them. One of the phrases she used has stuck with me […]

Back to school – fear or relief?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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There’s been a lot of photos and quotes on social media these past few weeks talking about the feelings associated with going back to school. For children it may be apprehension or excitement. For parents relief and anticipation. For teachers mixed emotions around “where did the summer go” and “how can I last until half […]

Feeling displaced

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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I’ve been attending a Church in our town for the last 28 years. I was 17 years old when we first arrived there and it has been my spiritual home since then. I’ve been through the trials of establishing a career, relationships highs and lows, even three years I spent abroad felt like I was […]

Which wolf are you feeding?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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I saw a really interesting film recently – Tomorrow Land starring George Clooney. One of the thoughts they used throughout the film was based on an old Cherokee story: One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two […]

Focus is something you create

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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‘Focus is not something you find but something you create’ – Jeff Goins. I have many ideas of things I would like to do in my life – whether in my business, family or leisure time. I’m sure like me something catches your eye and you think “I’d love to have a go at that” […]

How to identify Attachment Difficulties at school

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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Awareness of Attachment Theory is becoming more prevalent in our educational system and rightly so. There’s still a long way to go, but even in the three years I’ve been training schools in this area I’ve seen more interest and basic awareness, and the realisation that many children are not ‘naughty’ they actually have other […]

Our biggest fear

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
Nicola Marshall
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What is your biggest fear? They say the biggest fears we have are fear of flying, public  speaking, heights, the dark and intimacy. I have another theory that came from the great philosopher John Cleese which goes something like this: “it’s the goal of every englishman to get to the end of his life without […]

When do we stop running?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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My kids love to run. They run from the bedroom to the bathroom, they run downstairs, they run to the car, they run from the car into school. All day they run. It struck me this morning as I dropped them off – when do we stop running? When do we think it’s inappropriate to […]