Gratitude in a jar

Gratitude is magic because it turns what we have into enough. Find a glass jar and everyday as a family ritual write down what you are grateful for. Get everyone involved even people that visit can participate it’s a real eye opener. When we are thinking about gratitude ask yourself/ family what makes you feel happy in your heart? I am grateful for your smile I am grateful for dad working so we can eat this yummy food I am grateful for my toys I am grateful for mummies hugs Whatever you are grateful for write it on post-it notes
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Is it your business?

Byron Katie, a fantastic author and one I have often explored, talks of 3 kind of business in the universe: mine, yours, and God’s. Lets firstly understand ‘God’s business’ – it being anything that’s out of my control, your control, and everyone else’s control. When we think, “You need to get a job, I want you to be happy, you should be on time, you need to take better care of yourself,” I am in your business. Whereas, when I’m worried about earthquakes, floods, war, or when I will die, I am in God’s business. The truth is this can
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Go on, love yourself!

Buddha tells us to love ourselves first because we cannot give to others what we do not already have. Interestingly enough when we stop to explore, self-love what actually rises for most of us. Questioning how much we love ourselves and understanding how we fill up our cup of self-love is an interesting exercise. For most of us even stopping to think about how much we love ourselves, stirs deep emotions and often self-judgment flows right in. Self-love is important to living well. It influences who you pick for a mate, the image you project at work and how you cope with
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Seeing the light in times of hardship

Recently I went through a period of darkness. In my mind I am well aware I have a great life but sometimes life gets a little much, and moments of darkness can move in. For me it’s usually when I lose control and my ‘over achieving’ nature slips in the door ahead of my wellbeing, resulting in poor physical and mental health. This has always been a lifelong battle, becoming a slave to the over active mind that thinks it can be everything for everyone, always! The thing is, there is always light through the darkness and in moments of
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Self-care for Mums

I see motherhood as a journey that opens up your heart and fills your life with unforgettable moments. But in our society, motherhood is more stressful than I could have ever imagined. It is relentless, exhausting, and it consumes you. I see it all the time, women putting the needs of their family before their own, you get lost in the daily routine of mundane tasks, endless chores, no fun and before long you become a burnt out mum that resembles a shadow of what you once where. Reconnect with your self today, with these really simple but effective self-care tips
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