Cultivating Contentment – “It Is Enough…”

This week’s musings are on cultivating contentment and recognising what is important to us right now, and equally, what is not important. This is not about giving up on progress but about simply accepting where we are. Try the wee exercise below and see if it helps you feel more content by recognising and releasingContinue reading “Cultivating Contentment – “It Is Enough…””

Post-depression – who am I?

While you hear and see quite a bit about depression in all forms, you don’t often hear about the murky, grey area of post recovery.  There are people telling their story from a distant perspective, telling of their darkest of days now that they’re better.  There are people who write about it in the thick of it, and there are some in the in-between, like I was when I first wrote “So”.

Fruity Flapjack Recipe – Family Favourites

I don’t know about you, but there’s always requests for snacks in this house, even 10 minutes after having just eaten! Since I don’t want to fill the kids up with chocolate and sugar but nothing of substance, I like to keep an eye out for good snack recipes. I’ll be honest, I haven’t found that many but these oat bars are always a hit. The original recipe is on the Lidl website and is easy and adaptable. Today, I’m sharing an apple version with a few wee tweaks.

So – A Postnatal Depression Poem

We’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and it’s importance and what it means to us over the past few weeks. I wanted to pause for a minute and share this poem. Some of you may have read it before. To me, this in an example of using creativity to express deep and complicated thoughtsContinue reading “So – A Postnatal Depression Poem”

Simple Lavender Sachets

My love of lavender started about 6 years ago while I was looking into alternative solutions for dealing with depression. That is a whole thing in itself that I’m not going into just now. I bought some lavender and clary sage essential oils and haven’t been without them since. These simple lavender sachets help bedContinue reading “Simple Lavender Sachets”

Housework VS Creativity

As a mum and homemaker it can be so hard to see your own creativity in the midst of washing and cooking and tidying and nappy changes and refereeing… I feel tired just writing that 😂 but it’s true. It’s so easy to get lost in the glorious madness and feel it’s a battle ofContinue reading “Housework VS Creativity”

7 Ways To Be Creative At Home

Continuing with our creativity at home theme for the month, here are some easy ways to be creative at home using what you probably already have. I want to show you that you don’t need special tools, a paintbrush and a canvas or a needle and thread to be creative at home.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Recipe

When my cupboards are running low, I love to have simple recipes with just a few ingredients to fall back on. Shortbread is one of these, with it only needing 3 main ingredients and some jazzing up with vanilla and chocolate! Shop bought biscuits (or cookies for my American friends) seem a bit sad afterContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Shortbread Recipe”

Why Should You Be Creative At Home?

In January we looked at a few basic questions regarding creativity, and, this month the topics will be specifically about creativity in the home So, first if all, why should you be creative at home? We’ve looked at why creativity is important and what it means to be creative, but why should we focus some of these creative energies at home?