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Using Essential Oils to Support your Mindfulness Practice.

Using Essential Oils to Support your Mindfulness Practice.

Hi, my name is Alice, I have an essential oil business called @aliceinessentialoillandthat I have been running for a little over 18 months now. I am married to my soul mate, I have three children and a fur baby, I am a Registered Nurse and run a successful blog called @aliceinhealthyland.   I have been using essential oils daily to support my family for over two years now. It’s funny really, I cannot imagine my live without them. Then have supported each and every one of us in so many ways and I am so grateful to have these amber...

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Can’t find the time to exercise? Make your newborn, baby or toddler, part of your routine

Can’t find the time to exercise? Make your newborn, baby or toddler, part of your routine

Written by Joanne Shepherd for bodyandsoul.com.au     Can’t find the time to exercise? Make your newborn, baby or toddler, part of your routine, says this mum and personal trainer.     One of the hardest things when you become a new mum is making time for you. Actually, in a way, it’s one of the more important things because if you don’t look after yourself then the rest doesn't function very well.   When you’re a brand new mum it’s important to get fresh air and get the main body systems working. It helps to increase the rate of postnatal...

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The Great Mothering Mantra, This Too Shall Pass.

The Great Mothering Mantra, This Too Shall Pass.

After the oxytocin wears off….   Let’s be real for a second. Let’s stop and reflect on what you’ve done. YOU GREW A HUMAN! So to me, you are in fact a Superhero! Whether you home or hospital birthed, whether your baby came out through the sunroof or not, whether you breast or bottle feed, your baby is here and earthside because of you. When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back for that?   From the shitty nappies and vomiting, to PND and sleep schools, to bizarre mothers groups and unsolicited parenting advice, mothering...

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Mindfulness and Mental Health

Mindfulness and Mental Health

Perinatal (During pregnancy) and Postnatal (New baby) stress has been found to have associations with adverse maternal and infant outcomes.    Mindfulness training may offer a safe and acceptable strategy to support perinatal and postnatal mental health. Mental health is a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new Mums and one in ten expecting or new Dads...It is never a failure or a weakness to ask/seek help. Sometimes post or prenatal mental illness can hit you like a tonne of bricks- out of the blue and for no reason.    “Mindfulness exercises are ways of...

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