What Is Gratitude? This might seem like a bit of a dumb question given the fact that we’re all here to talk about it, but ‘gratitude’ is a relatively easy concept to misunderstand. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘gratitude’ as: “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Pretty … Continue reading Growing Grateful
The world can be a confusing and challenging place. This is especially true for a child. Children don’t have a lot of control over their lives. They also have to spend all day with other children, who can be less than supportive and encouraging.
As a parents we spend all our time ensuring that our child have a healthy level of self-confidence. Sometimes this can be a tough job for us as there are so many outside influences in our children's life, which we just can't control.
Try these tips to boost your child’s self-confidence and watch them bloom:
Thinking about the fact we are not immortal and pondering the end of our life’s journey no doubt brings forth all kinds of feelings: fear, denial, sadness, and maybe even remorse.
Regardless of the emotions we may feel, we can be sure of one thing: we all will eventually leave this life. No matter what we believe about what happens once we pass, the fact is we’ll no longer be physically present on this earth.
Bare with me I am not getting all "morbid" on you but I think it's important that instead of just being on a conveyor belt of life we ask ourselves;
How can I deepen my experience of life to get the most from it?
The whole world went a little ice crazy over Frozen, including my children. That hit movie from Disney, with the catching song lyrics, full of princesses, trolls, and appreciation for the bond between sisters.
After watching this film over and over and over again ...... I came to realise there are some lessons from Anna, Elsa, and their friends, we could all consider.
The emotional pain that accompanies some of my memories is palpable and potent. However, each day, I take responsibility to let go of my past. Releasing the past means I let go of the thoughts and feelings that bring me down.
Some people find journaling appealing while others think it sounds like an incredibly boring activity. If you don’t currently write in a journal regularly, you might want to reconsider. There are numerous benefits to recording your thoughts, life, and aspirations on a daily basis.
From the time I open my eyes in the morning until they close at night, I feel gratitude. Starting and ending my day with gratitude puts the perfect bookends on my day.
I list the things that make me feel the most grateful before I get out of bed. Starting my day with gratitude begins my day on a positive note.
You wake up in the early hours with your heart racing. You have a pit in your stomach. You feel restless, light-headed, and hot. Your mind starts to race, and before you know it, you’re worrying about the list of things that need to be done, a upcoming meeting or an event you are going to. Though mind and body reactions may vary, these symptoms are often an indication of anxiety.
As mums, everyday we are juggling responsibilities at home and work, which often results not being able to find the time to drink a hot cup of tea let alone finding time to sit down and meditate. While we are trying to organise our days, we can still start living more meditatively right now.
There are many studies that have proven relaxation is good for us, as relaxation releases anxiety, helps us deal with stress and assists our bodies to deal with a whole host of health ailments. Because after all resting our mind and body helps us to feel better.