Why Self Care Is Important For Mums
The last 12 months have been a challenge. As parents, partners, business owners, employees and individuals. The roles have blurred even more than normal and for many mums we continue to be faced with a challenging time ahead.
One of the best things that has come out of all of the global situation, is a much more open conversation about our own mental health. For me self care sits at the root of our complete wellbeing: physically, mentally, emotionally, spir…
How can you give your wellbeing a boost along with your career? Being pulled in two directions can be hard. What can we do to create that all elusive ‘work-life balance?’
10 Tips to Try Today
Here are ten tips that you can work with:
- Work smarter, not harder. The Mental Health Foundation statistics found that when working long hours 27% of employees feel depressed, 34% feel anxious and 58% feel irritable. These tips should provide some ideas on how to be more productive, rather than worki…
Mindfulness - Everyone's Doing It!!!
From the local school to major corporations such as Google everyone now seems to be joining the Mindfulness wagon. Can it really ‘fix’ all the issues it claims to address?
Well, firstly let’s look at what we mean by ‘Mindfulness’. In simple terms, it is about awareness. Of being able to pay attention to the present moment, without judgement. Crossing divides of age, ability, gender and religion it really is accessible to all.
Mental Health Issues are now t…
Do You Like Herbs?
I love my herbs!
I only scratch the surface of them, but I've been growing and using my own herbs for years. In fact, that's how I got my girls into a bit of mindful gardening. But I thought I'd share a few herb tips because we can all use herbs. They're really easy to grow. They're really easy to use.
Which Herbs To Use?
There are so many different herbs that you can grow and use. I am going to just cover some of the basic ones here: Rosemary, Lavender and Mint.
And as …
How DO You Create A Better Work-Life Balance?
Do you know the mum that seem to just effortlessly juggle it all? The one that always seems to know what is happening next in the calendar, who has scheduled play dates in advance, never forget's the school dress-up day, or just generally seems on top of it all.
What is their secret?
As a mum who juggles; several businesses, homeschooling and running my home I can tell you that I have been a planner for many years. It is only in the la…
If like me, your mornings with your kids can be pretty mad, then I have the perfect tip that you can add in that will help with some of that craziness. Its setting Intentions. I know, it sounds a bit business-like but honestly, it can be a really useful tool.
So, What Is Intention?
This is a way of thinking that focuses your mind and allows you to have clarity. It can be part of goal setting or specific aspirations.
Wow, sounds pretty intense!
Intentions For Day-To-Day
It is a difficult transition, from child to teen. I never thought that the term "tween" was real until my girls hit 11! Oh boy, did I learn that this in-between age (hence tween), can really start to mix things up?
Trying to get my girls to do some of the really simple stuff (put their rubbish in the bin), which was never an issue before, suddenly turned into big events!
Yes, the eye-rolling started too!
Our kids are moving into a whole new stage of development, physically,…
Getting started with breathwork can seem abit daunting. The breathing exercise below is perfect to get you and the kids trying some really simple breathing techniques.
You can also watch the full video, which talks you through the whole breathing exercise.
Who Is This Breathing Exercise For?
This exercise is for parents and teachers who are looking to begin some simple mindfulness for kids activities.In this blog I will guide you through a breathing technique you can use with younger …
I love Rhubarb! Usually it goes into a crumble, which I love but this year friends seem to have a bumper crop and I was given so much Rhubarb. What was I to do with it all?
The answer came in one of those lovely flashes of inspiration. I have been busy sorting through lots of the goodies that the girls and I have been foraging, from Haws to blackberries we have quite the stash. It has got me looking into lots of different ways of making cordials, tonics and tinctures. I shall be sharing more fo…
Clearing my autumnal looking garden, in readiness to plant my spring bulbs, it was with sadness that I removed the no longer proud and erect Sunflowers, whose heads had drooped and whose stalks were bent. Every year I grow Sunflowers from seed and love nurturing them from tiny seedlings that can be ravaged by pests, to full maturity when their joyful, splendorous golden heads turn to the sun and flower in full glory. But I was also grateful that I had enjoyed their glowing presence in my Garden …