The juggling act

A mother’s brain is constantly juggling multiple things.   Mothers are consummate multitaskers. We cook dinner while listening to homework. We plan dinner while we are driving. We fold the washing while we run the bath. We attend meetings with one eye on the clock, and always know exactly how long it is until school …

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Do you talk yourself out of how you are feeling?

Standing at the kitchen bench cooking the family dinner, when a piercing shriek came from the next room. A shriek of pure terror. Dropping everything, I ran, my heart pounding. To find my child pointing terrified at the ant that had wandered into the play space. My relief was immediate and palpable. I laughed “it’s …

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Finding time for nothing – creating space in your life

‘Space is the breath of art.’ ~Frank Lloyd Wright   Designers use the term ‘white space’ to describe the area on a page, in a book, on an advertisement, or a website design, that is empty. It doesn’t have to be white, but it is blank and unmarked. You probably don’t notice white space. But …

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Sometimes you need to talk. Other times you need to get on with it.

Sometimes you need to talk. You need to slow down, and stop. Stop rushing around and distracting yourself. Think more, feel more. Stay in what’s happening right now. Contemplate, cry, accept, share. Other times you need to just get on with it. You just need to speed up. Stop overthinking, and start moving faster. Stop …

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Too shy?

Being shy is an ongoing feeling of being nervous or timid in the presence of other people, especially strangers. it is an uncomfortable feeling. It doesn’t mean you don’t like people, it doesn’t mean you are not friendly. If you see someone laughing and happy in their usual group of friends, and then going quiet …

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Great expectations – what are you expecting to happen?

Society lives and breathes expectations. There is an expectation on children to act in certain ways, employers to treat staff in a particular manner, relationships to cater to people’s needs, and parents to love their children unreservedly. We have expectations on ourselves to be achieving at a certain level, to look and feel and act …

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