Shine your light on things that others can’t yet see.

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Everything is the same as it always was, yet it appears different. The last eighteen months changed me — I have fresh eyes.

Scanning the familiar high street, I walk the usual path. The kids skip on ahead, bickering, but soon we’ll reach open fields where they can run wild.


“Change doesn’t happen overnight, but it starts here with us.”

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The people who lived through this will have a perspective that’s precious to modern American history and will be told for generations. — Brandon Barnes (age 18)

As I open the book, raw emotion pours from its pages. Fear, grief, disappointment, confusion, anxiety, anticipation and faith. It’s a generational perspective…


#4 — “You need to get out more.”

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What Is Anxiety and How Does It Affect Us?

Forty million US adults battle with anxiety every year. But in reality, many more are affected. These statistics don’t include the indirect effect anxiety has on friends or family members. Those who are desperate to help but unsure of what to say for the best.

Anxiety changes behaviours, attitudes and…


The hard path leads to fulfilment; the easy path will destroy your soul.

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My heart wasn’t in it anymore. After six years of study and seven years climbing the ladder, I threw in the towel. Not just on my job. No — I struck myself off the register. I quit my entire career and there was no going back.

The worst part was…


You’re not a qualified teacher and your home is not school

A mum screams in despair as her three young children get in the way of her work
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“… We now have to do everything we possibly can to stop the spread of the disease. Primary schools, secondary schools and colleges across England must move to remote provision from tomorrow…”

“Uh, what? Oh Gawd, please no!” As you switch off the TV, images of the last lockdown flash…


A homeschooling community’s strength in face of a legal battle against the authorities.

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When Portsmouth City Council (PCC) took the law into their own hands they ruffled more than a few local feathers. UK home educators have joined arms in a legal battle against the overzealous authority.

PCC issued local home-educating (HE) families with, “legal threats … ordering them to send children to…


But share everything you’ve got anyway.

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Fellow writer, here’s a question for you. Has fear of regret ever held you back? Maybe you’ve written pieces and never shared them.

I know I’m not alone for writers are a strange breed. We overthink everything; squeeze every last drop out of an experience. Where are the lessons? What’s…


Will we be victorious in the fight against superbugs?

An ant hangs upside down from a leaf
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Antibiotic resistance is one of humanity’s greatest challenges. Without new antibiotics, we’ll be unarmed against infectious diseases within decades.

Luckily, scientists are working to stop this frightening prospect from becoming a reality. At the forefront of the research, ants take pride in their place. Yes, ants! …


A natural wonder reserved only for the rich

A faded print of the USA flag with hints of purple
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Before 1900, there were 77 countries in the world — yet not one had the colour purple on its flag. But why?

First, we must go back in time to the thirteenth century. Synthetic dyes were not invented for another 700 years. …

Victoria Jane

Past dietitian | Present home-schooling mum and writer | Future ... who knows what?! | Gaining wisdom through experience and reflection.

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