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?
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!
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
My Favourite way of explaining the brain to children but also to parents! Thank you Dan Siegel! Mostly I am so flat out with life and trying to be more mindful myself that I must admit I don't do enough teaching of mindfulness to my 4 children....not as much as I would like to anyway! … Continue reading Mindfulness & Children