Keeping Mama Happy

Have you heard the saying "When Mamma isn't happy, nobody's happy"? It is true that mothers have an enormous influence on the emotional climate in the home. In this episode we discuss the impact of mother's wellbeing on the family and what we can do as women to work towards our own wellbeing





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Building Resilience through Self-Compassion

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. How well we do during challenging times depends upon our resilience. In this episode we explore compassion as a practice to build resilience 

This is from a live session for  youth on building resilience. 



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The Science And Spirituality Of Making Lemonade

We have heard the saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In this session, we explore the ways in which we cope with adversity, attitudes and practices that are helpful and those that are unhelpful. We also talk about the idea of post traumatic growth and what we can all do to learn and grow during challenging times.



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Why you must discuss anti-black racism at home with your family

Racism is like an invisible gas that we all breathe. Whether we benefit from it or internalize messages that harm us, racism shapes our thinking and actions, often unconsciously, even if we don’t want it to.

The first steps to becoming anti-racist is to become aware and to discuss it in our homes. 

In this episode, part of a longer live session, we discuss why we must bring up race and racism within our homes and what stops us from doing so. 




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Surviving the lock down with your family

Many of us have been struggling with too much togetherness in our families during the lockdown. The stress of changes around us, the anxiety of the unknown and the fact that everyone is struggling are making it more challenging than ever to get along. In this episode we discuss some of the ways we can manage. 



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Three simple ways to keep a relationship strong

In this short presentation, we outline three simple and practical ways to manage family relationships during the lockdown.



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Self Care For Busy Parents

As parents we are busy taking care of our families and can sometimes feel that we are running on empty. When we feel like we are running on empty, it can impact the emotional climate of the home and that is a big reason to remember to take care of ourselves as well. 

In this session, we had a very interesting discussion about what it means to take self-care seriously and how we can adopt it as a way of life



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Nurturing Your Marriage After Children

We all know the saying “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.” But what happens after that? The transition from “married” to “married with children” can be tough. Suddenly your time is not your own, you are tired, sleep deprived and pulled in so many directions. Although having children is a big blessing, it is also a huge responsibility and the challenges that come with parenthood can put a strain on the strongest of relationships. In this session, we will explore ways to navigate the challenges and nurture your marriage while parenting.


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Nurturing Spirituality in Our Children

Psychologist Tobin Hart, author of The Secret Spiritual World of Children, states that children have ways of knowing that are outside of any ritual or training. This includes a sense of love, compassion, awe and wonder, with moments of wisdom concerning what it means to be alive. Hart is co-founder of the Georgia-based non-profit ChildSpirit Institute, which studies the spiritual life of children.

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Practicing Self-Compassion

In this episode we discuss Self-Compassion,

What it is and why it matters. We also discuss the common misconceptions about self compassion, we explore the difference between guiding with compassion and guiding with criticism. We end the session with some simple but powerful self-compassion excercises.



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