This time of year is important to rest not rush The Christmas fat will fall Take it easy on your bodies Be kind to yourself Too many posts about making goals Giving up this Restricting that Why not wait until the sun shines And our bodies warm Go for a walk Notice nature Drink warm teas with nice spices and grated ginger Focus on doing more of the good stuff Avoid the language of guilt, deprivation, lack, diet, oh I’m so this and so that What does it tell your mind? Here’s a cute puppy to raise your happy hormones! … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at a
Why Sketching Builds Resilience What do you remember doing as a child and not really appreciating at the time, and has this influenced you now? Is Outcome Always A Priority? During half term 2015, my husband Paul was away with work in Syria, so as often happens in the holidays, I drove the kids up North to visit their older and younger cousins and spend time with my lovely sister in law, Auntie Sally, two mums working together is always so much easier than one eh. On this occasion we met at one of our favourite bolt holes in the … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Why Sketching Builds Resilience
Take 2 Did you know that simply sitting for 2 minutes each morning and exploring a a little quiet time to check in with you can make a big difference to your day. You may enjoy meditation, journalling, listening, chantingc whatever works, go with your flow, nobody is watching. 🙃 During this time maybe set an intention for how you would like to BE today in the busyness of your day. I enjoy creating a word of the day and today, it is ‘courage’. It’s None Of My Business There’s something on my mind and I’m going to say … Continue reading The Possibility of Courage
A Lesson From the Brownies Another ‘Random’ workshop with the Brownies this evening. Before we did some moves, mindset and mindlessness, I did a little research for my ‘adult’ playful / random / mindlessful workshop this Saturday and asked them 3 questions – What does the word ‘play’ mean to you? – Friends Games Tablet Donuts ‘Why Do Adults Stop Playing’? Because of us They haven’t got time They give up They can’t play, don’t know how to Too old to be chased Worried about falling over We are faster than them and they get … Continue reading Adults stop playing because they worry they might fall over.
Think BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL Creating Vision for You and Your Family This morning why not play out a movie in your mind of how you’d like your day to be. How would you like to feel today? If you are with your family today you might like to do this activity together. How could you give each other equal listening today and respect. What would you like to do today and how will you BE? What will you do when things don’t go to plan, will you respond or react to situations as a family? Think & Feel Success … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at A Time : Creating Family Zen
So Where will your flow take you today? Perhaps you have set an intention to ‘DO something today, you have a schedule, a plan etc. What if it doesn’t go to plan, doesn’t go the way you want it to? How about just going with the’flow’ and reminding yourself to just ‘BE’ today. BE curious. Move into not knowing what is coming next. Get excited. Put your finger to your nose and simply take a breath. PAUSE and BE. BE with the feeling but avoid BEcoming the feeling. Allow the feeling to be with you, maybe it’s alongside you, above … Continue reading So … What.
Can we learn to love Tech? Do you have a morning routine to check in with yourself? The holidays are here and I continue to be an early riser which has been a perfect way to create a longer meditation habit, which actually gives me more time across the day. Each morning, I sit and meditate for 40 to 60 minutes, after which I often write out my morning pages and then enjoy some yoga, qi gong, swim or a run, which I shorten when I’m back on the school run. As the kids have got older they sleep … Continue reading Smile and Grunt