Moon cup

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I first came across a moon cup whilst browsing through a new age shop in Brighton, UK several years ago. I naively asked the shop assistant what it was and when she described it’s use to me, I was disgusted at the idea of getting so intimate with my menstrual blood. I’ll back track a little to explain my disgust... When I was 14 years old and a year into my period starting, … [Read more...]

Prenatal Yoga

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While I was pregnant with my daughter 5 years ago, yoga was one of the things that brought my body comfort from the various aches and pains that emerged.  Through the breath work and meditative part of the practice I was able to prepare my body for the experience of birth and then the months of recovery afterwards.  Things didn't turn out as I had wanted them to with my birth … [Read more...]

Yoga Nidra

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This week I had a bit of an epiphany while cooking dinner, as you do.  I don't know whether I can really call it that, but it was definitely a moment of clarity.  Before I get to the epiphany, I will back track a little. After I finished university, I went backpacking to Australia to make full use of my opportunity of a one year working/holiday visa.  While there, as fate … [Read more...]

How to teach safe knife skills to children

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When my daughter started going to The Montessori Place at 22 months old, one of the skills she learnt was how to use a knife safely.  At first, I was blown away that a child under the age of two could be trusted with a knife and I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily and enthusiastically she took to learning this new life skill. One of the mother's at the school … [Read more...]

The power of our words on our children

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My daughter Yara is four and a half now and recently I've really been struggling with finding a way to manage her sudden outbursts of tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. My nerves have grown thin and I've been resorting to threats and shouting, which leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth and a heavy heart.  When I saw her shouting at a friend during a play date this … [Read more...]