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Bittersweet Endings & New Beginnings

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

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Mindful Monday: A little bit of NO with all of your GO

'A little bit of NO with all of your GO' - such a great phrase I overheard Chaitanya say at a Cycles Of Womanhood Yoga Workshop yesterday. I loved the workshop with learning how breathing and yoga poses can be really medicinal for your body! Her website is here if you want more info? https://www.wombtempleyoga.com BUT… Continue reading Mindful Monday: A little bit of NO with all of your GO

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What I love about having teenagers…..what I miss about not having little kids anymore…

I'm keen to process this new stage of parenting that I am in - where all my children are now teenagers... to relish the stage that I am in...to relish the little ordinary moments that happen on a daily basis that it is easy to take for granted! I'm also keen to share the positives… Continue reading What I love about having teenagers…..what I miss about not having little kids anymore…

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Daily Practice For Change To Happen…

How do we keep going with developing new life patterns and new ways of thinking.....when the old ways and old patterns just keep drawing us in? It's been very comforting to read Louise Hay, Heal Your Life & Susan Jeffers, Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway who both strongly recommending daily practice for change...and… Continue reading Daily Practice For Change To Happen…

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Understanding meltdowns and how we can calm ourselves & our kids down…

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntUqNeERFiA&t=33s For me understanding how our brain processes emotions, the triggers for the fight, flight or freeze responses in myself and in my kids has transformed my life!  I have also seen it transform many parents lives in coaching or in workshops as they understand that their child's emotional brain is still developing and… Continue reading Understanding meltdowns and how we can calm ourselves & our kids down…

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The reality of school mornings (sigh!) and the need to breathe…

I'm wondering what mornings are like at your house? Yesterday was an absolute classic - with my twins (and me!) getting used to a new bus routine and earlier start time...for high-school.  With lots of opportunities to practice (sometimes without success!) mindful breathing!   I began by meditating on my balcony, calming my mind and… Continue reading The reality of school mornings (sigh!) and the need to breathe…

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Finding Self-Compassion

Small changes seem to bring BIG changes if we can just persist and practice enough... It is amazing to me when things start settling in - first we understand a concept with our minds, and then over time as we practice,  we understand it deeply with our hearts - and then the real change happens...… Continue reading Finding Self-Compassion

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Setting Deep Inner Intentions for 2017

I have been continuously amazed at the effectiveness of setting an intention, developing a vision board, using affirmations, sketching a vision, setting a goal etc for me and for my clients since setting out on my life coaching journey in January 2015 . The way I can best explain it is that when you are… Continue reading Setting Deep Inner Intentions for 2017