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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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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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Summer Survival For Parents - 20 Kids Mindfulness Activities

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School Holidays

Love or Hate?

Usually for parents, it's mix of the two (often on a daily basis). 

So, I decided to run a 3 day Summer Survival Challenge LIVE! 

Parents and Kids Summer Survival Workbook

A lovely 15 page FREE workbook that you can download today. It is part of the 3 day LIVE challenge and yes, you might have missed it, but do not worry as you can gain all the information in the  SUMMER WORKBOOK


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It has 3 days of practical ideas and techniques to help you work through so…

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Positive Affirmations For Busy Mums

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Creating some positivity every day is not always easy to achieve, especially for busy mums. I hope that these simple affirmations, along with ideas on how to begin using affirmations can help you through your day.

Positive Affirmations

Sometimes the hard thing is not just the time, but knowing where to start. The list of daily positive affirmations below are yours to keep, screen shot them, pin them, write them down. Whatever will work for you.

Morning Daily Affirmations

Personally, I like t…

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The BEST Online Business Tools For 2021

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I have soo many business owners that are part of this lovely Mindful Parenting Tribe, who have been asking me where I get some of my resources, so I thought I would share all my BEST BUSINESS TOOLS with you.

You LOVE sharing your KNOWLEDGE!

You have done your training, planned it all out, and are now all set to run your fabulous business, but suddenly you need to also know how to market your amazing classes, products and services!

Sound familiar?

Well, welcome to the world of being self-empl…

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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 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…

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10 Top Tips for Creating a Better Work-Life Balance

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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…

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Mindfulness At Work - 5 Ways of Being More Mindful in Your Workplace

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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…

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Zero Waste Products For The Home - Replacing Single Use Plastics

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The journey of becoming a more Mindful Parent has also included learning more about mindful living. As part of that we have been trying as a family to reduce our single use plastics. Almost 18 months on and the list is continuing to grow. 

As parents we are in a unique position in the way in which we can teach our children. Environmental education is something that I have been trying to bring into our daily lives, especially now we are home schooling full time. 

Although I do still get the ine…

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Herbs 101 - How To Get Started Using Herbs

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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 …

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