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Smile and Grunt

 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

Remote Controlled Connection

How our Children can teach Us to Relax Yesterday my son was talking to me (well at me), we were on our way to karate and he was really excited about moving up a level to ‘spar‘ and spent a looooong time telling me all about it.   I was distracted, my mind was elsewhere on work and actually hands up, I was a little bored of listening! My Boy-Man Brought Me Home I took a breath and acknowledged to myself that I wasn’t with him and set an intention to BE present and enjoy his company, despite the uninsparring conversation. … Continue reading Remote Controlled Connection

Do you have Spring in Your Step?

A Spring Clean from the inside out Many of us will be moving into Spring expecting to be full of energy and enthusiasm, however the reality is we are still often dragging along Winter baggage, such as coughs, colds and a few extra body pounds, just in time for the allergy season to begin too! If you’d like a little more spring in your step – try some of these – 🌟Warm Lemon Water Upon waking and before eating sip warm water with a the juice of 1/2 a and a little honey – this has lots of benefits including … Continue reading Do you have Spring in Your Step?

Whooo Cares

A Random DiaBlog Lessons from a Wise Owl What does it feel like to you when your relationships are in balance, you are relaxed and calm, you have clarity,  focus, confidence, connection and you get thing done efficiently with few power struggles? This weekend I’ve been on a truly special Connected Communications Course created and run by the wonderful and wise Lis Cashin –  2 days with very inspirational women exploring Lis’ R.E.A.L approach. Meditation on an Owl Since I was a young child I’ve been fascinated with Owls, I often hear them and see them and it’s only in the … Continue reading Whooo Cares

Shrove Tuesday – Do you give a Toss?

  A Message for my daughter and maybe yours too? What is Shrove Tuesday? Going through this week’s calendar and getting organised, I note it’s pancake day on Tuesday. I’ve taught the meaning of this to kids over the years in different schools, and remember that the word  shrove is linked to being shriven from sin. In past times there was a call to confession with the pancake bell. Fasting Some research suggests that people used up their store cupboard ingredients in the pancakes,  so they were eaten before the 40 fasting period of Lent. Other reading points to the ingredients … Continue reading Shrove Tuesday – Do you give a Toss?