Top 6 focus foods for exam time - and other support suggestions!

Top 6 focus foods for exam time - and other support suggestions!
For many of our students doing their exams from their home environment due to world circumstances, this is a calming place and they feel more secure. Then there are those who are even more stressed right now because there are many distractions.

Below are my top choices for foods to have around during exam times. However, I know many may say I’ll never get my child to eat them. Three things to do to increase the chances they won’t argue the point with you are also below. 

It’s not easy for our precious children to go through the stresses of study and exams, especially because many are online and that adds an extra layer to it all - and it most definitely isn’t easy for us as parents and guardians. So take it easy on yourself as well, make sure you have some self-care time, and ground yourself daily - and include the foods and aromas I’ve mentioned above in your daily routine too!


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Fragrance & Candles.....do you enjoy or ache?

Fragrance & Candles.....do you enjoy or ache?

Oh, those sweet aromas of the ocean breeze, strawberry fields, and citrus bliss.  Light that wick and your home is instantly transformed into a place of beautiful aromas, happiness, and comfort.  Your guests will feel instantly at ease and welcome. Although some will get an instant headache and need to leave as soon as they can politely finish their cuppa and chat. Why? 

Unfortunately, many of the candles created these days are full of synthetic ingredients and fragrances. 

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Why I'm so interested in Self-Care

Why I'm so interested in Self-Care
The awareness around self-care is something I focus on a lot.  
One of the reasons is that some women feel that self-care is being able to go to the toilet without a child coming with them.  Yes, I heard someone say that once. 

Whilst that can be seen by those of us who are mums as a 'luxury' (think about my bath mentioned above), it isn't self-care time. In my book I give you a lot of ideas for self-care, however, today I simply want you to embrace even the most basic to see that you can fit something into your day, even if you are reading this in your lunch break!
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You beat cancer, you're all good now...right?

Many people see cancer survivors as - "you beat it, you're all good now". 

Yes, we did...however, for many of us we are also still battling.

For many, the daily battles of our own minds are enough to sometimes bring us to our knees.

Every niggle, every pain, every feeling of energy drain - can trigger thoughts of 'It's back', 'what if it's cancer again' etc etc.

- I feel drained today......it's back.
- That pain in my arm.....must be a tumor.
- I have a headache.......what if it's cancer?

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Who are you?

Have you ever had a moment where you have suddenly questioned who you are?Why are you here?

What your legacy will be?

I have spoken with many people who have had these thoughts during this time in our world. I have even had more people coming to me asking me to mentor them to build their own side income, knowing that part of this is discovering who you really are.

For me, these thoughts stemmed from
my experience in hospital when I was stripped of everything that was me and was basically a number in a bed. Then I decided to re-define my life and spend every spare moment with family and doing good in the world.
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