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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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Stress In The Workplace - Is Stress Affecting You?

What is stress?

We all hear about 'stress', in fact, it has now become one of those things that we say 'I'm so stressed'. What though does it really mean? There is not a true definition of 'Stress', it really does vary, though the general consensus is it is a physiological reaction to external factors. Although it normally is perceived as negative, it does in fact have positive benefits. The key is that stress or our 'flight or fight response', is only ever designed to be short-term!

The need for extra adrenal…

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Life Lesson from a Sunflower: Resilience

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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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Mindful Listening - A Great Way Of Introducing Mindfulness To Kids

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Rachel here at Mindful Parenting, back with one of my favourite mindfulness techniques called Mindful Listening. Some of you may have come across this before. There are various ways you can practice this, as everything in Mindfulness, I just wanted to share one of those ways with you today. You can use this in any way you want. It is something that you can do on your own, or with the kids. It is a great mindful exercise to start using with your family or for teachers you can also make this a min…

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Is Your Child Suffering From Anxiety?

Anxious child how to help

Anxiety, it affects not only the sufferer but the whole family. As a parent, how do you help your son or daughter?

I went through this a few years ago with my daughter, when she was only 8 years old. Suddenly, overnight my fun-loving little girl would not eat or interact. I did not know how to help her. Initially, we sought professional help, with an amazing children's therapist. This started well but did not provide the tools I needed to also help her outside of the therapy room.

A Mindful Ap…

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Stress And Anxiety - 7 Essential Oils To Help

7 essential oils for stress and anxiety

Essential Oils are often overlooked as a tool in our everyday dealings with health and wellbeing. Viewed as just 'smelling nice', the power of our sense of smell is not valued as a method for affecting our health. I love using oils, not only for myself but for all of my family. 

Why Essential Oils

Our sense of smell is a powerful tool that can easily be utilised to change many factors in our lives. We can distinguish over one trillion olfactory stimuli! It provides a direct connection to…

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Essential Oil Tips for Kids Mindfulness

Using essential oils for your children’s mindfulness

A Powerful Sense Of Smell

Our sense of smell can have a direct effect on all of our body. It is something that we take for granted but we often rely on a specific smell to either calm ourselves or, even to take us back to a certain memory. We all have that smell that we associate with a person, or a place or event! 

Using this sense with our children is something we do all the time, just not always with a purpose. Oh, "smell the fresh cake out of the oven", or "the roses in the garden". We enc…

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10 Kids Mindfulness Activities

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This is not yet another thing to 'fit in'. A training course to complete or even a chore to tick off your very long 'to do list'. This is going to be a simple blog with easy to use tips on how to just enjoy the time you spend with your children. How to create Mindful Moments with your family.

Just grab a cuppa and spend a few moments having a quick read of how these 10 Tips for Mindful Moments can easily fit into any day.

Mindful Parenting

For many, the idea of Mindfulness sounds daunting! …

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Fun Makes - DIY Toilet Bombs

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We are all in need of some FUN ACTIVITIES to keep the kids busy. And as we are working on being 'mindful', why not have some eco-friendly things to make? We have always loved to get crafty - from bookmarks to birthday cards. Now that mine are slightly older (13), we need to still keep it simple but add in some practicality too. 

This recipe is perfect! It involves a chemical reaction (so hits the science nerds) and is very hands-on. Do not worry if your kids are younger, as long as you supervis…

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Make Your Own Natural Hand Cleanser

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We are in a time when trying to keep our hands clean when out and about is a concern. So, with that in mind, how about making your own?

There is a language choice here when using the term sanitiser. In order to be classed as a sanitiser, the product must contain alcohol. Now, the Onguard and the Aloe Vera are certainly doing the job of being anti-bacterial and Anti-Viral, (this study really does show how effective it is on a strain of the influenza virus.) I did not want to use alcohol in a pro…

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