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
From burnt out to feeling calm and energised... I don't think I realised just how burnt out I was from a full on 3rd school term, and a pretty intense year so far....until taking some time out in the school holidays with the kids and after 2 weeks STILL feeling like not only had I… Continue reading Mindful Healing
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?
What do you do to stay calm or calm down? I'd love to know what works for you..... I had to use all the mindfulness skills available to me earlier this week to keep calm....and then when I erupted (oops!) - to recover quickly! No-one can push our buttons like our kids can - and… Continue reading How to find your inner calm & calm down your kids?
‘So take your dancing into your own hands, heal and strengthen your body, as many a woman has done before you and will continue to do. Set out on this great adventure with yourself and discover the universe’. Rosina Fawzia Al-Rawi in Grandmothers Secrets: The Ancient Rituals & Healing Power Of Belly Dancing, 2003, p… Continue reading Mindful Dancing
My biggest parenting challenge right now is screens & the internet - it is ever more intrusive as the kids get older (my 4 are aged between 12-17!) and 'need' it for homework, socialising, music, take photos / films, entertainment etc etc....and the battle for screen-free time in our family grows! So I've been doing… Continue reading Keeping kids safe & mindful online…
So excited the NEW Online 35 Minutes of Mindfulness Online Course is live... it's FREE and only 35 minutes long - If you are keen to explore 3 different mindfulness practices - what would normally be in week 1 of our Mindfulness Practice class - here it is! https://mindfulparentingmindfulcoachingonline.thinkific.com I'd really welcome your feedback!! Hope you are… Continue reading 3 Mindful Practices Online Course
Breathing in the good - Gladdening our heart...Building our resilience... I'm currently doing Brene Brown's Art Journalling course on the Gifts of Imperfection! (https://www.ownlifeclasses.com/pages/brene-brown) I totally recommend it - it's fun and gets the creative juices flowing and covers topics such as courage, joy & gratitude & creativity! All things I need more of… Continue reading Gladdening our heart increases our resilience…