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How Do You Feel Now It Is ‘Back To School’?

There is a new chapter on the horizon.  Parents up and down the country may be sighing with relief that the children will be back to school.  Indeed I saw a few posts on social media about half way through the holidays about how their children were behaving. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer to see those than the ones that make out life is idyllic 24/7!  Some 55% of 1,000 mums surveyed by self-development and meditation app Anamaya said that their stress levels go up over the holidays.

An article in a… Continue reading

No Worries, Children’s Workshop

 

Aurora Life Coaching is pleased to announce the launch of ‘No Worries’ children’s workshops in Watford, starting 5th & 12th May 2016, 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Children with many worries and fears feel as though they are constantly waiting for something to happen. This workshop is designed to teach your child more successful ways to think about, and manage, their anxieties and worries.

  • The No Worries workshop is for your child if they: Have problems with sleep Complain of tummy aches and pains regularly Withdraw from family and friends Think more about the past or… Continue reading

Going With the Flow

I am learning to go with the flow! I have a confession to make: I was a real control freak. I say ‘real’ control freak because I didn’t realise I was one. I did things with the best of intentions. I felt that I should be able to make sure everyone was happy and OK.  I had unreal expectations of myself and situations and became frustrated if I couldn’t make things ‘right’. These irrational thoughts and perfectionist expectations led to high stress levels. But now I’m free and am stepping into stillness. So what have I stopped doing and… Continue reading

Creative Confidence Children’s Workshop

Aurora Life Coaching is pleased to announce the launch of creative children’s workshops – Creative Confidence – in Watford, starting 21st & 28th April 2016, 4.00 – 5.00 pm

Would you like your child to:

  • increase their self-awareness
  • be able to express themselves and how they feel, with greater ease
  • love themselves for who they are
  • develop resilience
  • think more positively

 

Imagine your child:

  • having a clearer sense of self
  • appreciating how unique and important they are
  • developing confidence in their strengths
  • developing emotional resilience to everyday challenges
  • feeling empowered
  • training their brains to think more positively… Continue reading

Mother’s Day: 5 Things I Never Knew

Mother’s Day is a day to show how grateful we are to our mums for all they do.  I know some people who love it and can’t wait to tell everyone what they were given by their family and others who think it is just one day and they do not want to participate in the commercialism of the day.

I decided to look into the origins of Mother’s Day (or Mothering Sunday as it was when I was young)

  1. It began in the USA in 1908 by Anna Jarvis when she held a memorial for her mother. She… Continue reading

20 signs you are a good parent…

I have been having a number of conversations recently with groups of people including friends and family about how we all spend time worrying whether we are doing a good enough ‘job’ or not as parents. We do what we think is right at the time and hindsight is a wonderful thing. No matter what we do, our children will always come up against difficulties in their lives and we will have served them well if we equip them to be able to ride the storm as independently as possible within a loving and supportive framework. Hopefully, you will look… Continue reading

Are You a Perfect Mother?

As a mother, do you take time for yourself? Do you spend money on yourself or do you see this as selfish?  I used to. I used to think that my existence once I had a baby was all about my child and I wanted to be a ‘perfect mother’.  I still worked full-time and in fact that made things worse for me because then I felt I had to be ‘Superwoman’.  Needless to say, I couldn’t keep it up and it affected my health.

I began to realise that trying to be a perfect mother is… Continue reading

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