The last few months have been challenging and stressful for many, so my finds this month focus on improving the health and wellbeing of mum and families.
ECO. Diffuser Blends 6 Pack – I love essential oil blends and this 6 pack is amazing value at only $80. The pack includes immunity and anxiety blends.
Kiwiherb Echinature – Kiwiherb Echinature is a blend of organically grown Echinacea Purpurea and organic Manuka Honey and makes for a great tasting tonic. Echinacea has been traditionally used in western herbal medicine to maintain the health and function of the immune system and contains bioactive compounds with antioxidant activity.
GoodnessMe Kids – 3 Monthly Subscription Box– I have shared previously about GoodnessMe boxes, but this one is a little different. It is aimed at kids! It is delivered monthly and costs $45.00 every three months with FREE shipping, excluding shipping to regional Australia and to New Zealand which is $5.00 per month.
Breville Kitchen Wizz 15 Pro Food Processor – I have had a Breville Food Processor for many years and when my current one gives up the ghost, this is the one I would love to get. It has an extra wide 14cm food chute and is very powerful for a food processor. Food processors are excellent meal prep tools and I highly recommend them!
WellBeing magazine subscription is a gorgeous magazine and one of Australia’s leading natural health and living magazines. It offers an intelligent reading experience with reviews on the latest developments in natural living, and provides inspiration for a way of life that is authentic and soulful.
Personalised gratitude journal – there are volumes of scientific studies highlighting the benefits to our well being that practicing gratitude has and I can concur from my personal experience as well. Having a daily gratitude practice has made me happier and a nicer person to be around. This gratitude journal is so gorgeous it would make you want to write in it every day!
Llama letter writing set – there is just so much to love about this letter writing set! Firstly the cute LLamas, then there is the fact that are made by combining sanitised llama manure with recycled paper! Just like writing a gratitude journal is good for us, we know and science has shown that writing letters to others is good for our well being too.
10 Actions You Can Take Now to Improve Online Success – if you have an online business, then this 1-hour online workshop will definitely help you improve the health of your business. It is run by Joyce Watts, founder of one of Melbourne’s biggest family travel blogs Tot: hot or not. It had over 660k visitors and 1.4 million page views last year and an email database of 15k. Plus Joyce has built an awesome community through SEO optimised content marketing, email marketing and social media. If you want help getting your business found online, then definitely sign up!
Some posts worth reading to help improve you and your family’s health and well being:
- Easy ways you can improve indoor air quality – winter means we are inside more, there is less fresh air in the house and the air quality is reduced. This article has some great simple tips you can follow to improve the air quality of your home.
- Are your kids using headphones more during the pandemic? Here’s how to protect their ears – I know my kids have been using headphones much more, so it was good to be reminded that we need to be careful about both the volume and duration of headphone use.
Recommended podcasts / videos
- 5 Tips for Stress Behaviors – Simple Families Podcast – in this short podcast (16 minutes) Denaye Barahona Ph.D. shares some strategies on how to manage stress in kids and you. I particularly liked her tip about separating behaviours from the child not wanting them to think they are “bad” even if their behaviour is at times “bad”.
- Agile programming — for your family TED talk by Bruce Feiler – to deal with the stress of modern family life, Feiler recommends that families go agile – that is base family practices upon the same key concepts of project management. While this sounds clinical it isn’t at all. A key concept of agile is that teams manage themselves – it works in software and he says it also works with kids. He created an Agile Family manifesto with three planks:
- Adapt all the time
- Empower your children
- Tell your story
What have been your key finds this month?
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