Often we think of yoga as being bendy or meditating, but did you know that the physical yoga we practice in the west is just one part of the practice? The overall objective of ‘yoga’ is to follow a spiritual pathway to enlightenment. The Asanas(poses) are one of eight points known as ‘The 8 Limbs of Yoga’, which is a moral guide arising from the Yoga Sutras, written by a sage called Patanjali around 3,000 years ago. In […]READ MORE
Tag Archives: self care
Ways to Relax When the Kids Finally Fall Asleep
*We hope this collaborative post with some ways to relax when the kids finally fall asleep is helpful. Parents and carers need self care time too* For many working parents, their days consist of making meals in the morning, going to work, and then coming home in the evening to negotiate bath times and bedtimes. […]READ MORE
Managing me time as a working homeschooling Mum.
As a busy mum who works almost full time, I often found me time hard to come by. Now we have added homeschooling into the mix, juggling working, family life, and making sure our son gets the education and input he needs means there isn’t much time for me. I often think we are very […]READ MORE
A moment of calm to de-stress
*I was kindly sent products to review for this post* My life is somewhat busy and mostly crazy, and as a full time working mum, who also home schools there are very definitely moments where I think that life can’t throw much more at me. I need to find moments for me. A moment every […]READ MORE
Looking after myself this winter.
* I was sent some products to review for this post* I am looking after myself this winter. I have shared a little bit on my social media and on this blog about struggling with winter and how it affects my mental health. This year I decided to try and get on top of some […]READ MORE
M.E.N.S – self care or else.
It’s no secret that I’m in therapy. I’ve been in and out of it but went back a few months ago. It’s hard work and not my favourite thing but it is helpful. My therapist is not all nice and pat on the head either. She is in fact incredibly tough and expects me to […]READ MORE
Out of Office – work life balance
Work life balance? Before we went away, I had a rather pathetic undramatic realisation that mine is utterly, frankly, crap. I don’t have a work life balance. I don’t switch off. Being a blogger, or social media “influencer” (and I hate that word, it’s pretentious, and frankly stupid, but I can’t think of another word […]READ MORE
Loosing weight, getting in shape, looking after me…
Loosing weight, getting in shape, looking after me… In 2016 I wrote about having lost a lot (52lb actually) of weight. I had worked hard, through sensible diet and exercise, to loose weight and get in shape, partly because my knee surgeon had told me to (it’s protocol to be told to loose weight in […]READ MORE
Will he let you? How will he cope?
I am going away in 3 weeks time. Leaving my crew for 2 nights and 2 days. It’s my birthday in three weeks time, and instead of gifts, I asked if I could have some time off. I tend to prefer minimum fuss for my birthday, and this year I asked if it would be […]READ MORE
In 2019 I am choosing me…
2019 is in full swing, we are almost midway through January, and life has moved on from the Christmas madness. I went back to therapy last week, and it was ok. I am doing ok. We seem to be getting to the root of what may be the cause of some of my anxiety and […]READ MORE