Month: April 2015

Something a bit different for Mother’s day

We love thoughtful, nurturing products made with love, so here are a few of our current favourites which we reckon are sure to put a smile on any mama’s face (^_^) Handmade Wooden Mandala Wall Hanging (Teal) by The Archer Collective Heart Flower Essence Spray by MK Wellbeing Oracle Cards by The Little Sage Love Mandala Ring by The Fifth Element Life Happy Mama Affirmation Cards by Happy Mama Love Mandala Mug by Lemon Canary Wings Scarf by Shovava Love Tea by Lemon Canary Happy shopping! Anna & LJ xxx

Learning to embrace my Yin

I’ve spent much of my life hunkering down in my Yang (masculine) energy because it felt safer than being in my Yin (feminine), which felt too vulnerable and scary. In fact, I suspect this fear of Yin has followed me through from past lives and my mother even thought I might be a boy when I was as yet unborn (but that is another story). Over the years my Yang-ness has received a fair bit of external validation, particularly as our society tends to applaud, favour (if not worship) Yang qualities: activity, speed, efficiency, youth, physical strength, power. Might it be that society itself is out of balance?

The importance of honouring yourself

Recently, Anna and I went on our first road trip/holiday since we were 18 and 22! It was such a wonderful time out from the busy-ness of motherhood and a wonderful “time in” with my sister. It was also a good opportunity to detox from all the little niggles of day-to-day life and just spend time talking about creative and positive things, enjoying simple pleasures, leaving the TV off and eating nourishing, delicious food. We took baby Rhys with us (he was an honorary girl for the weekend).