The secret to enjoying time with your family these holidays

What no-one tells you about school holidays before you’re a parent The single most important thing to remember as school holidays approach is that everyone is going to begin them exhausted. Ideally there should be a day or two to regroup and reset the mind and the body. Instead of the early morning rush, children…

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The key to thriving through term 4

The months of November and December, the end of the school year here in Australia, are always challenging for families. Everyone is getting tired and feeling run-down, extra-curricular activities have their culmination events (dance concerts and sports grand finals) and the weather is increasing in temperature and humidity, especially here in Queensland. Most importantly pressure…

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Six effective ways to reduce anxiety

An increasing number of people are experiencing anxiety today, with numbers higher than ever before. There are many reasons suggested for this including the fast pace in which we live our lives today, our increased reliance on processed and ‘fast’ food and our increased use of devices and social media. Even our reduced time spent…

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Why we need to modernise the method of motherhood

Motherhood has changed over the years and most definitely over the last few generations. The needs of a baby haven’t changed, but because the environment they are growing up in has changed dramatically, the needs of the mother have changed. What do mums need?  As humans, we all need sleep, nutrition and connection. This list…

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Melatonin – what you need to know

I have been speaking to many of my clients and their families about the benefits of melatonin lately. Many of them have heard (or experienced) the immediate benefits of adding a melatonin supplement for their child or themselves just before bedtime. If you haven’t tried it or heard about the results, it can speed up…

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3 steps to parenting together, happily

Parenting is hard. That’s the truth. Sorry if you thought it was all going to be peaceful moments staring at a beautiful, sleeping baby. Parenting with another individual (or more) is even harder. Whether you are de facto, married, dating, separated, divorced or otherwise, quite often you need to make parenting decisions together. Sometimes that…

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3 steps to increase the resilience of your child

What is resilience? Resilience is the ability to bounce back after a disappointment or a devastating event. The ‘bouncing’ doesn’t have to be immediate or speedy, there just has to be light at the end of the tunnel.  There is a link between individuals who lack resilience and their susceptibility to depression, anxiety and suicide.…

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4 ways to boost your immunity naturally

Mums are often coming to see me for solutions to their kids constantly being sick, especially over winter. If it was you, I would offer you a variety of solutions but most of all I want to talk to you about preventative care – how to prevent getting sick so often and how to minimise…

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Use Adaptiv as your secret weapon this winter

When winter comes, so do the chills and the colds and the flus. Mums start seeing the runny noses come home from daycare and school. We hear the sniffling when our kids are trying to sleep overnight. We wonder what we can do to help them. Of course there are the usual essential oils that…

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4 essentials for study success

As a high school teacher, I treat the process of teaching my students holistically, just like I do any of the clients that walk through my door. At the beginning of every year I sit and have a chat with my new class about all the things they have control over in regards to their…

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