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Honouring our Children's Emotions

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Honouring our Children's Emotions

Our children will meet adversity in their lives; it is inevitable. Conflict is necessary for growth and will serve as one of life’s greatest teachers.  It can be painful to support our children as they navigate life’s conflicts because we see in these reflections of our own discomfort or fear. We can begin telling ourselves the story that we have failed. Witnessing our children losing a game, being left out, being disappointed or having their heart broken can stir within us our own feelings of shame, embarrassment, guilt, sadness or anger. Rather than allowing these situations to naturally unfold, we...

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5 Ways to Make Home Organising Easy with Your Children

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5 Ways to Make Home Organising Easy with Your Children

Maria Montessori during her work with children, described what she called a “Prepared Environment” which means a space specifically created keeping in mind the developmental needs of a child along with specific principles she developed. She mentions in her book ‘The Secret of Childhood’ that “The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult”. When children are allowed to grow in an environment (be it at home or at school) where materials are designed to encourage independent movements based on their individual abilities, they grow to...

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Gratitude

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Gratitude

This year has been extremely difficult for many and it takes a toll on our mental health. It is okay to not be okay and if you feel you may need some assistance please do not hesitate to seek help. In times of uncertainty, anguish and despair, gratitude is medicine for the soul. It helps us shift our focus onto the good in our lives, alleviating hard mental weights that we may be carrying. It doesn't ignore problems or realities but shows us the other side of our reality. A side we sometimes lose sight of in difficult times. The good....

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Labyrinths

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Labyrinths

I have been drawn to labyrinths for many years. There's an alluring mystery about them, no matter how familiar. The symbolism. The therapy in reward of use. The knowledge of sharing a powerful resource with beings of the past and present. A universal portal of spiritual connectedness through time that spans use across cultures through history and mythology. Read about these wooden finger labyrinths at the bottom of the blog. These days their popularity is increasing as an incredibly helpful tool for mindfulness and meditation, for people of all ages. While their popularity is increasing, labyrinths have been around over 4,000...

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Breaking Cycles

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Breaking Cycles

It's difficult to know what to say and there's a hushed fear in many white people in how to express our empathy in a respectful manner. Many people want to help fellow humans suffering. Many people do not stop at appearance and disregard the soul in the eyes looking at them, this is acknowledged and we don't need to preach it, that is not what this is about. White people do not need to prove that they aren't racist, they need to support the call for change. The evidence that cannot be ignored, is that the majority of white people are racist....

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