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.…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 enjo…
It is once again coming to that time of year when we start to think about who we will need to buy for and of course the dreaded question - what do we get them?
This year how about taking a different angle? 2020 has been a hard year for us all, some more than others. Why don't we take some of the lessons that the last few months have taught us and not just purchase more 'stuff', but actually take some time to think of:
- What the person needs, or wants
- How to buy without negatively affecting t…