Tagged: health and wellbeing

How your stress affects your kids: The hierarchy of wellness

How your stress affects your child

Kiwi Families asked me to contribute reflections on wellness, coming from both my professional and personal viewpoints. I’m a family counsellor and solo Mother. Some of you may have read my articles from when my son was a toddler. He’s now a strapping (and handsome!) 15 year old. This article is all about how your stress affects your kids, or the Hierarchy of Wellness. First, lets have a closer look at what stress is. Continue reading »

Mum’s amazing cold prevention remedy

amazing cold prevention remedy

We really can’t cope without our Mums can we? They’re always there for us, when we need a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to bend. And they seem to have this book of natural remedies in their heads. Continue reading »

3 great tips to help you lose that Mummy-Tummy

tips to help lose that mummy tummy

Separation of the abdominal muscles is a common condition after pregnancy. It’s a natural part of pregnancy to allow for your growing uterus and baby. But in 2 out of 3 women, that lower belly pouch can be hard to shift. Continue reading »

Make your own bath salts – Manuka, rose and lemon

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If  you know me, then you’ll know that I am a huge fan of epsom salts! The addition of epsom salts to a bath creates a really luxurious, silky feeling. And if you make your own bath salts, you’ll save a small fortune, and they make a cool gift too. Continue reading »

Benefits of recreational gymnastics

Benefits of recreational gymnastics

It’s common knowledge that as a baby grows, they become more interested in their surroundings and slightly more adventurous too. As parents it can be both exciting and a little nerve-wracking watching your little ones attempt to do more, play more and risk more, especially because they are growing at such a fast rate. Continue reading »

The Happy Hormone Cookbook

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The Happy Hormone Cookbook by Emma Ellice-Flint with Jill Keyte is a collection of balanced and delicious whole food dishes. Emma and Jill show that by shifting the balance of food you eat daily, you can begin to bring about changes in your hormones and alleviate many of the symptoms you may be experiencing. Read the full review »

3 breathing techniques for teaching children mindfulness

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Mindfulness and meditation has in recent years gained popularity; so much so that a school in the US replaced detention, with a mindfulness meditation programme; they’ve had remarkable results, including no expulsions since implementing the programme. Continue reading »

Learn how to speak up for your child

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As first time parents, or any time parents really, we may sometimes find ourselves sitting in front of ‘professionals’ vigorously nodding our heads in agreement with what they’re saying, when in actual fact we haven’t really got a clue what they’re on about. Continue reading »

5 small steps on a path to wellness

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We took the Nestlé Choose Wellness quiz and were a bit shocked at the results.

I thought we lived pretty well. But what we’re discovering is that living well, and wellness, are very different kettle of fish. In fact, it would be safe to say we’ve been living a little too well… Continue reading »

You – yes YOU – are a successful mummy

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You – yes YOU – are a successful mummy

Instantly, some of you will have thought “no, I’m not”. If that’s you, stop right there. That’s storytelling: a story that your mind is telling yourself. I’ve got a different story for you, and everyone who’s ready to listen to a new truth. It’s the story of why you, me, all of us are successful mummies.

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