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…
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…
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 moment!…
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…
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 self…
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.
For many, the idea of Mindfulness sounds daunting! …
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…
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…
Mindfulness - no doubt about it, is now the new buzz word! According to some papers, blogs and video's it really is the ultimate 'cure-all' - providing you with some sort of superpower that will ensure you float around all day and love every moment of your life!
Debunking the Myths
For me, it is simply a set of tools. Ones I try to use every day, (not always successfully - as my kids will vouch)! I am not a meditation or mindfulness guru, I am a working-parent who tries to adopt a min…
Being a Mum is hard!
No matter what you read or who you listen to, one thing is certain – nothing can properly prepare you for Motherhood. The difficulty is, in doing it all, are we also putting our own health and wellbeing at risk?
So, how can you find some “me time”?
Fill your own cup – This is a variation on a quote that is often seen regarding motherhood. It is the KEY to ensuring that you are able to still give to others. You need to ensure that your ‘cup’ is not always empty. H…