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How to find your inner calm & calm down your kids?

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?

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3 Mindful Practices Online Course

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

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It’s not perfect… it is as it is ….and within that are some really great moments!

I was really lucky recently to be able to go camping on Moreton Island, QLD with my partner and four kids for 8 nights with just the basics (e.g. cold showers).... and it really felt like a retreat from the world as we slept, snorkelled, kayaked, ate and slept some more! But as the layers fell and we… Continue reading It’s not perfect… it is as it is ….and within that are some really great moments!

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Aimlessness…the art of doing nothing, of just being

I was so fortunate recently to have a day travelling by ferry to Moreton Island, QLD with a good friend and the day held NO schedule or agenda.  Slowly I began to unwind with the ferry ride, the snorkelling, the fish for lunch, the walk along the beach and then as I floated in the tropical… Continue reading Aimlessness…the art of doing nothing, of just being

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Brainstorming Solutions…thinking laterally & creatively to solve problems

I felt like I was quite old (I was a new Mum and in a relationship with my partner) before I realised that if you can brainstorm solutions and think laterally there is always a win:win solution....there will always be a way through if you just look hard enough! I was fascinated with the recent Life… Continue reading Brainstorming Solutions…thinking laterally & creatively to solve problems

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It really is my choice to enjoy life!

I've had a long break from writing this blog....but it hasn't been far from my thoughts so here goes again....maybe this will help me to internalise some of my more mindful thoughts and learning!I've just had a bit of a revelation, after moving house, moving states, busily unpacking, setting up house, applying for work etc… Continue reading It really is my choice to enjoy life!

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Mind Full Of Pain

I was in a lot of pain recently, waiting for the pain relief to kick in when I realised I was fighting it with my mind ( ‘oh no what if I can’t.....I don’t want to feel like this.....this is so unfair.....why me?.....will this make it go away? ‘ Etc).   Suddenly I remembered mindfulness so I… Continue reading Mind Full Of Pain

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More Mindful At Work

I’ve been very lucky to have supervision at work with Sue G. who also teaches / practices mindfulness.  Together we have come up with some great ideas on how to be a little more mindful at work:Mindfulness Bell clock on the computer (download for free and create your own timing).  This is a great little… Continue reading More Mindful At Work

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Mindful Monday Mornings

Phew....it's tricky getting back into getting everyone (including me!) to work and school on time!  Something I have found so useful....especially when we are running late and I want to deliver that all-time lecture to the kids!....is to breathe out to the very last bit of air I have at least 3 times!  For a more… Continue reading Mindful Monday Mornings