I know how powerful it is to accept yourself for you who you are, warts and all. To take off your internal boxing gloves and lay down all your swords. To let out that big breath you’ve been holding in all your life and to throw your arms up to the world and shout, Here … Continue reading 5 songs that let me know it’s OK to be me
I’m hearing of so many stories about kids doing it tough during lockdown at the moment and I feel so much for them, but I also feel for parents. Even though I don’t have kids, lockdown last year in WA (and everything that went with it), sent my anxiety into overdrive and I fell in … Continue reading One important way to help your child’s mental health during lockdown
It’s coming to the end of 🏳🌈 Pride Month 🏳🌈, so I wanted to share a small part of my story in the hope it may help others. When I came out as gay to my parents in my 20’s, I was accepted with open arms. Mind you my dad had to take a long … Continue reading Releasing the shame of being gay
When I failed high school for the second time, I thought my life was over. And when the only job I could get, was hosing out dog shit in the kennels at the local dog’s refuge home, everything I feared was confirmed. Bad grades = I’m a failure.No education = I’ll only ever have meaningless … Continue reading Why self acceptance is more important than success
I've been wanting to share this awesome news for a while and now I can! In a fantastic acknowledgement of the growing importance of children's emotional and mental health, The ABIA awarding winning It's OK to Feel the Way You Do is now part of popular children's educational website Story Box Library. "Story Box Library … Continue reading Big News! My books are on Story Box Library!
Even if you don't know what you're doing.Show up. If you don't know where to start or how to do something… ask.Show up. Don’t post or write about your anxiety or how bad life is unless you've pushed through or learned something from it that day.Show up. Your fears, doubt and anxious thoughts will want … Continue reading Show up
If there is anything this Covid19 lockdown, shutdown, meltdown has shown us, it’s the importance of slowing down and appreciating the little things in life. By not being able to stray too far from home and with most people working from the kitchen table in their undies, we’ve been able to notice life can run … Continue reading The case for a 4 day work week
I celebrated the launch of my latest kid's book head down in the veggie garden, vomiting my guts up and I promise it wasn’t because of too many cupcakes and fairy bread. It was anxiety. Not the amazing butterflies in the tummy nerves you get before you step on stage and present to 100 or … Continue reading How launching a book during a pandemic made me sick
I launched My YouTube channel for kids yesterday and it's already gone nuts, growing from 12 subscribers to 88 overnight! These are not your normal 'Author Reads from a Book' videos, I add my own commentary, insights and bad acting to as I go along! And I get to share my key messages of self … Continue reading Josh Langley’s YouTube Channel for kids
If you want to build resilience in kids, there’s one simple, yet powerful thing you can tell them. Its impact will be long lasting and far reaching. Tell them, "You’re important to me and the world." ‘You’re important’, tells children they are not only valued, but they have a role to play in the bigger … Continue reading Want resilient kids? Tell them this.