When you become a parent you are confronted with several choices which color the life of your child. It’s your duty to weigh these options responsibly and to choose what you feel works best for your family. As women have been perceived as a child’s primary care-giver for decades, you would think staying home for the kids would be most socially accepted – if not expected. Four months into motherhood I’m finding out the opposite is true. I’ll even go as far as to say I feel that in our Western culture there’s a stigma on being a stay-at-home mom. In this article I would like to share my personal findings, and make a call to action to remind ourselves to simply allow moms to be moms (and of course, allow dads to be dads).
Everybody needs a little self-care once in a while. This week I reviewed my morning routine, got inspired to pick up and old hobby, and coincidentally ran into a hauntingly beautiful natural phenomenon (which of course, demanded some research)! Read all about my first week into the 30 day self-care challenge, right here.
Want for Wellness is proud to present… The very first 30 day challenge from it’s own hand! This trial will focus on improving your mind, body and soul in an easy and resourceful way. And you’ll have everything you need to complete this challenge in and around your home! So are you up for a new challenge that focuses on you and your mental, physical and spiritual progress? Do you have little time, but do you want the full benefit of improving and relaxing yourself? Tag along for the 30 day self-care challenge!
The Mister fares best when he’s busy. He rather spends his time doing something constructive or useful, rather than sit back and daydream a bit. That’s why I was surprised to get a leisurely recommendation from him that didn’t involve a wikipedia article. A mobile game no less! But fear not; it isn’t some flashy concoction which appeals to your addictive traits or stimulates you to pay money to progress. In fact, I can genuinely state this mindful mobile game is a work of art.
I feel lucky to count myself among the few people who is relatively young, with a long and steady relationship. And I feel honored when people ask me for our secret. The cliché is true: I feel communication and hard work are the key to a good relationship. But there’s one piece of advice a wise old man once gave me, which I always try to pass on when someone asks for it. Because after almost two decades of loving union, it turned out to be the best relationship advice I have ever received. And I would like to take this opportunity to share it with you as well!
If the title sounds familiar, that’s probably because it’s parody from Marie Kondo’s “The life changing magic of tidying up“. But rather than teaching you about minimizing your home, this book teaches you all about de-cluttering your social skills. By not caring, worrying and being guided what other people think, especially when you simply say “no”. I’ve read this book and was pretty baffled that even before I finished it, it became a handy reminder in various situations. Read all about it in this the life-changing magic of not giving a f*ck book review.
I’m by no means a mindfulness guru. I read a book and quite a few references about this approach, but the method never really stuck enough with me to develop myself into a steady, spiritual, in-the-now living mindfulness master. Instead I find myself thinking about some easy techniques when I feel I’m slipping into worry, which usually end up helping me out – a lot. That’s why I would like to give a short introduction, followed by some easy mindfulness tips for beginners.