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7 Ways To Use Affirmations Every Day

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Using Affirmations Daily

If you are looking for an easy way to add in some daily positive thinking then affirmations are for you. They can be added into every day, are super simple to use and you can get as creative as you want to. 

7 Ways To Add In Daily Affirmations

Firstly you need to choose affirmations that resonate with you.

I have some great selections HERE

You can mix these up, using different styles and designs for what suits you that day.

  • Print out the daily affirmations.
  • Cut …

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How To Have A Stress Free Christmas

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It gets earlier every year doesn't it? Yes Christmas is all around us once again. 

Christmas can be a big trigger for many people, memories of childhood, missing family and financial worries can all lead to a sense of unease, not of joy.

How Can You Make Christmas Stress Free?

It might sound unachievable, but there are things that we can start doing NOW, to help ease us into the holiday season with a lighter heart and anticipation. 

Christmas Planning

Yes, you heard me. Firstly, look ahead.…

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Mindful Makes For Christmas

Mindful makes for Christmas

This time of year can get crazy. School plays, concerts, presents to buy and homes to decorate. Finding mindful moments can be tricky. I always love the lead up to Christmas, no matter what else is going on I have tried over the years to make sure that we enjoy the season. 

We love our Christmas crafts so it is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing and combine the love of Mindfulness with that Christmas Spirit.

I have listed just a few of the activities the girls and I have enj…

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9 Ways To Practice Self Care In Less Than 15 Minutes A Day

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Why Self Care Is Important For Mums

The last 18-24 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, emotionall…

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A Simple Morning Routine For Stress Relief

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Guest Post from The Holistic Health Collective

Morning Routine

Is your morning routine time magic, mundane or perhaps manic?


How we start our morning impacts the rest of our day, if we rush, grab a coffee and a bite to eat on the go it can leave our nervous system on high alert from the word go.  


Time for you in the morning may seem a luxury, impossible even but let us share some simple ideas here to get you started.  


We have been heavily influence by the amazing book The Miracle M…

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8 Eco-Friendly Christmas Ideas

Eco Friendly Christmas Ideas

As part of my Mindful Parenting, I try to look at environmental aspects of living too. Sharing ideas with my girls has been great, they love getting involved in making things and it has also made them more aware of factors around eco-living such as reducing waste and plastics. 

I could do lots of blogs about this - it is something I feel strongly about. Our role as parents is to educate our kids, surely the impact we have on our environment is one of those areas that we can easily bring into ou…

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How To Set Intentions With Your Children

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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.

It's 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

For childr…

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Affirmations For Tweens and Teens

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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! 

Sound familiar?

Our kids are moving into a whole new stage of development, physically,…

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Your Anxious Child - Techniques To Help Parents And Children

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How to help with anxiety

If your child is getting overly anxious, or feeling overwhelmed it is heartbreaking as a parent.

Little things, that often to a parent seem of no consequence, can cause our children to feel upset, sad, angry or scared. We can feel helpless, unable to make them 'feel better'. This is especially the case at the moment.

Many children and parents are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope with mounting anxiety. 

Your FREE ANXIETY PACK

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Teddy Bear Breath - Kids Mindfulness Exercise

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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 …

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