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What Are affirmations?

An affirmation is just a statement you make about yourself, or about your situation. Many of us spend much of our lives telling ourselves, “I can’t do this, I can’t do that, I’m such an idiot” - that information is going round and round in our heads - and that’s a negative affirmation.

Finding Balance

Being a coach gives me the opportunity to put my nose into lots of people’s lives, respectfully. Regardless of the type of people I work with, they all want one thing: more of or less of something. They want the sweet spot; the version that suits them; and they want balance.

My top five mum-juggle tips

Whether you’re a working mum wearing multiple hats, or a stay at home mum with many different plates spinning, juggling it all can be tough. Hannah Hardy-Jones, founder of The Kite Program, a practical wellbeing resource for mothers, shares her top five tips.

How can you be a mindful parent?

What is mindfulness? And how can we do it? In these excerpts from Claire Gillman’s book “Five Minute Mindfulness: Parenting” she explains the basics as well as taking you through a couple of practical exercises.

Writing for wellbeing

In motherhood, it often seems that we’re only supposed to discuss the gratitude and gummy smiles. We fear that admitting the other stuff, the messy stuff, risks judgment and horror and questions about our ability to cope. Creative writing may seem an odd, perhaps even indulgent, suggestion in a situation where the last thing you feel or have an interest in is creativity.

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