Rock Painting - Make Your Own Affirmation Stones
Creating Your Own Affirmation Stones
Are you looking to combine those amazing creative talents alongside positivity with your children?
If so then affirmation stones are pretty much the perfect Mindfulness Activity!
Why Positive Affirmations?
So, why use positive affirmations on stones? Well, for more details on the
check out my blog all about why they are so useful as part of what I like to call the Mindful Parent Toolbox.
Choosing words that affirm a sense of …
How to Use Affirmations with Children
In just a few minutes every day, you can create a more positive mindset for your child - How?
By using Affirmations!
What is an Affirmation?
It is a phrase that reflects a positive thought.
Simple and amazingly effective, this is a tool that you can use with anyone, or any age, even if they cannot read you can read them out and they can choose. Simplicity is the ability to take a simple sentence and be able to say the words out loud and think about them.
It really does just take a momen…
10 Top Tips for Creating a Better Work-Life Balance
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 At Work - 5 Ways of Being More Mindful in Your Workplace
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…
Herbs 101 - How To Get Started Using Herbs
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.
8 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…
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…
How To Have A Stress Free Christmas
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.
Yes, you heard me. Firstly, look ahead.…
Rhubarb & Custard Gin
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…
Life Lesson from a Sunflower: Resilience
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 …
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