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Be Proud Right Now

I can’t really remember when it all began. All I know is that for as long as I can remember I have felt self conscious in front of the camera and if anyone ever managed to snap a picture of me, I was bound to feel unhappy with the result. It’s kind of the same with receiving compliments, i’ve never been good at that to be honest! I remember at college a friend said I looked nice that day, to which I laughed and scoffed, as if it were some sort of backhanded compliment. He remarked how strange it was that I was unable to accept a well intentioned compliment. Twenty years has gone by, and to be honest, not much has changed. Living in a digital age, surrounded by images of stereotyped ‘perfection’ and ‘beauty’, makes the struggle to accept yourself even more challenging than ever before. All around us, are messages telling us who to be and what to buy. Sometimes it becomes difficult to know who you are, and what you want. …

How to Find Your Pause button: Being a Mindful Mum

Sometimes you just need to let yourself ‘be’ Do you sometimes feel that life is just rushing by in this fast paced, hectic world we live, where we are constantly striving to be ‘the good enough’ parent? I know I certainly do. Life is so full of distractions and worry about what the future might hold for any of us, but in particular our children. Mindfulness has been practiced for many years with roots in Buddhist traditions but has become a popular method modern society to help a person be present in their everyday lives. Mindfulness can be hugely beneficial to parents. It supports them to gain control and perspective on anxieties and fears and results in a healthier, happier you. Mindfulness will enable you to control your thoughts and prevent them from going in a direction you do not wish them to, whilst feeling grounded in the moment. It is a well used resource in mental health, cancer care and for healthcare professionals in general. There is a plethora of knowledge and information available …