Making bread can be more than just producing nourishing loaves. It can provide us with insights into ourselves and show us life lessons that help us to keep well, both physically and mentally. In transforming flour, water and salt into delicious bread, Pauline will remind us that we too are capable of transformation.
Photo credit; Rose Beaumont
After studying Psychology and Philosophy, Pauline began a 20-year career in the arts. A return to higher education led to a new career in mental health and her current work as a Student Counsellor at Newcastle University.
Big families have figured largely in her life. She is the oldest of six siblings and has six, now grown up, children herself. While bringing up her family and working in the north of England, baking bread became increasingly important to her. She found the pattern of bread-making shaped her days, as it continues to do, providing an antidote to the inevitable stresses of life.