Gratitude Journal February – Connections

A post I have worried about. Reading it through, do I sound like a sociopath? And yet I wonder if this resonates with anyone, whether I am not alone? Even if it doesn’t, maybe it helps you understand someone close to you. And regardless, I write these posts to understand myself. Relationships are a positive…

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Simple mindsets to beat procrastination

How often do you find yourself thinking what shall I do now? And not because there isn’t anything to do… I find myself torn into a million pieces right now, constantly. We all do. We have complicated lives for one reason or another; things we need or want to do. All too often I find…

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Parenting Tools: Routine

I really hope I am not opening a can of worms here. The concept of routine is one of those parenting debates that polarises. You have on one hand the military precision of forcing a baby or child to do exactly what you want when you want, and on the other the airy-fairy, vagueness of…

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Making bedtime calmer with relaxation

Bedtime in any house with young children can be fraught with obstacles. Everybody is tired. It’s easy to lose patience. It’s easy for children to get wound up, hyperactive and bouncing off the walls. Even with the best will in the world, it can turn to Armageddon. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a way…

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Gratitude Journal #7

This week has been a bit hectic to say the least, with lots going on. I have found it harder to stop and be grateful for moments as they appear, and particularly take the photos. However the week hasn’t felt completely awful, which previously it might have done, which has to be a benefit of…

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Gratitude Journal #1

Recently I watched a TED talk about happiness and gratitude by the monk David Steindl-Rast. Over the years I have picked up from numerous places about the benefits of having gratitude, but the talk brought it home to me. I am terrible at being grateful, and that can’t be helpful in my quest to fill…

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Why routines are important to me and my one thing for helping to establish them

So this week is ‘Back to School’ *huge sigh – part relief and part sadness*. To me this is really the New Year, time for a fresh start, the time to re-evaluate and adjust our lives, make new things happen. I still have some energy from the summer and I am not exhausted by Christmas….

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My summer: this is our time

My children are my reason for living, my purpose in life and the thing that gets me through. I want them and I need them in equal measure. They make me enjoy life and want to live both for myself as well as for them. Sometimes I think it is not healthy to live vicariously…

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