From this in 2000... This time of year is always a great time to reflect on endings and beginnings...I love that pause between the 2 years.....hopefully with a holiday, so there is time for rest, recharging, recovering, reflection & fingers crossed, relaxation, before a New Year fully begins! This year, though, is a HUGE transition… Continue reading Bittersweet Endings & New Beginnings
A guest article written by Daniel Sherwin from DadSolo.com
I'm keen to process this new stage of parenting that I am in - where all my children are now teenagers... to relish the stage that I am in...to relish the little ordinary moments that happen on a daily basis that it is easy to take for granted! I'm also keen to share the positives… Continue reading What I love about having teenagers…..what I miss about not having little kids anymore…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntUqNeERFiA&t=33s For me understanding how our brain processes emotions, the triggers for the fight, flight or freeze responses in myself and in my kids has transformed my life! I have also seen it transform many parents lives in coaching or in workshops as they understand that their child's emotional brain is still developing and… Continue reading Understanding meltdowns and how we can calm ourselves & our kids down…
I'm wondering what mornings are like at your house? Yesterday was an absolute classic - with my twins (and me!) getting used to a new bus routine and earlier start time...for high-school. With lots of opportunities to practice (sometimes without success!) mindful breathing! I began by meditating on my balcony, calming my mind and… Continue reading The reality of school mornings (sigh!) and the need to breathe…
Small changes seem to bring BIG changes if we can just persist and practice enough... It is amazing to me when things start settling in - first we understand a concept with our minds, and then over time as we practice, we understand it deeply with our hearts - and then the real change happens...… Continue reading Finding Self-Compassion
I have been continuously amazed at the effectiveness of setting an intention, developing a vision board, using affirmations, sketching a vision, setting a goal etc for me and for my clients since setting out on my life coaching journey in January 2015 . The way I can best explain it is that when you are… Continue reading Setting Deep Inner Intentions for 2017
The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is their parents!! I love this card (thanks Ruth!)....and had forgotten I had it - that is the beauty of spending some time in the school holidays decluttering the house! It started with creating the feel of 2 bedrooms within one bedroom for my twins to… Continue reading The need to recharge….mindfully!
Here's 3 quick and effective strategies to use with sibling rivalry that I teach from Positive Discipline. https://youtu.be/gg5kOcl6HtU Fighting is an everyday occurrence in our house with 4 kids / teens! I'm amazed at how affected I am emotionally when my kids fight - it is often the time when I need to use all… Continue reading What to do when my kids are fighting?
Recently I did something out of the ordinary - I went for a walk, in the sun, in the middle of a weekday...just because.....and it felt like a HOLIDAY! It felt glorious! I felt so grateful! Even though it was a walk I do often - it was at a different time of day ....… Continue reading What do you & your child need?