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Mindful Eating for Mums

Mindful eating has always been a problem for me. Maybe you’re the same? There’s always too much to do and even if I stop to eat, I find myself easily distracted by something whether it’s replying to text messages, checking emails or reading a magazine.

But as a parent, I’ve entered a whole new realm of mindless eating!

What do I mean by Mindless Eating?

I spend a lot of time preparing my daughter’s meals, as I prefer to make most things from scratch with fresh ingredients. I also work part-time, have regular chiropractic appointments for both me and my daughter, and I love to commit us to fun things like bush playgroup, gymnastics and swimming lessons. Even on a “quiet day” there is still piles of housework. It means I make excuses about being too busy to stop and eat slowly and mindfully myself. I spend most of my meals standing up whilst cooking hers, or on the run, or in a hurry before I have to put her down for her nap.

I’m equally as bad with drinking tea. I love chai tea (as you can read all about here!) and I make the effort of preparing a chai at least twice a day. But do I sit down and enjoy it mindfully? Nope, I drink it while getting dressed, washing my face, dressing my daughter, prepping her snacks for the day, packing the car etc. Considering chai is one of my most favourite things, I know I’d enjoy it even more if I was able to be present with it!

Why is Mindless Eating such a problem?

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How to Meditate When You Have a Baby or Toddler

Over the years of my health journey, I have dabbled with meditation. I’ve found guided meditations really useful and thoroughly enjoyed doing them, but I still struggled to incorporate meditation into any kind of regular routine. Maybe you can relate?

Vedic Meditation

One of the most rewarding experiences I had whilst on maternity leave was attending a four day babes-in-arms meditation course, with The Broad Place. The course was in a specific kind of meditation, called Vedic Meditation. This involves repeating your own personal mantra given to you by a Vedic Meditation teacher. The aim is to meditate twice per day for 20 minutes.

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Part One – Expressing Emotion

lonely-feetI’m really excited to kick off this four-part article series on emotions! During May, I want to share with you my thoughts on emotional health.

I would love to hear your feedback so please comment below!


It’s really important that you allow yourself to actually feel your emotions. This begins with acknowledging that you feel a certain way – it’s doesn’t really matter why.

When you start to question why and whether it’s something worth feeling that emotion over, you call into question the validity of the emotion.

And the fact is – all emotions are valid!

 

Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance ~ Deepak Chopra

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Meditation novice? Here are a few of my favourite meditation resources

I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits of meditation. There is endless research confirming the widespread of benefits from a regular meditation practice. Particularly from a stress-management perspective, meditation is a powerful tool for increasing your health and happiness.

I have been practising meditation on and off for about 2 years now, however I’m still not at the stage where I can just sit there and do it. I’m relying on either guided meditations, or meditation music. Today, I want to share with you some amazing meditation resources to get you started.

Meditation Benefits

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Intuition: A Building Block for a Healthy Body

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Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer – Robert Graves

This post is a little out of the realm of health coaching, but definitely more around the holistic side of life. I’ve been inspired to share my thoughts on intuition, as I am currently undertaking an 8 week program on Living Intuitively run by The Little Sage.

It’s been such a special time for me to go inward and find out more about myself and my purpose, and to build self-trust. I’m currently in Week 3, and I’ve already noticed a difference in the way I meditate. I’ve been on a quest to meditate for 2 years now, with varying success. But suddenly I have found it much easier to reach that relaxation state where my entire focus is inward. I feel like I am connecting with my intuition – my “true” self.

What is intuition? Let’s ask Dr Deepak Chopra…

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