Thankful Thursday: Of Gratitude + Peace Of Mind

Indeed, there is no shortcut to having peace of mind, but stopping in our tracks and day-to-day activities to be mindful of everything around us and be grateful for what we have is a sure way to get there one day soon. What are you grateful for today?

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Tips + Tricks: Recommended Skin Care Routine For Mums

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Devin Avery

Maintaining a good skin care routine for a busy mum can be very hard. Try these useful natural skin care tips for a healthy and radiant skin. A proper skin care routine is necessary to ensure the health of your face. When you properly cleanse tone and moisturize your skin, you will have healthy skin.

Using a cleanser

Washing your face is a basic and essential step of any routine Soak your face in warm water and ensure that all areas of the face are covered in water. Do not use hot water as it can damage and dehydrate the skin. Apply a small amount of facial cleanser to the skin and use your fingers to gently massage the cleanser into your face using a circular motion. Continue cleansing for about 45 seconds avoiding the mouth and eye areas. Finally, rinse thoroughly with warm water. Dry the face with a clean and soft towel as a dirty towel can transfer dirt to your face.

Toning

Soak a cotton pad with facial toner and pat the cotton pad across the entire face. Pay extra attention to the chin, nose, and forehead because these areas are frequently oily. Toning removes residue and helps skin retain moisture. Most toners can be used morning and night.

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Parenting 101: Helping A Child Cope With Grief

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Joseph Gonzalez

Losing a parent or sibling is considered one of the 10 most stressful life events on the Holmes Rahe scale. Children who lose a loved one can
experience a wide range of emotions including sadness, anger and denial. Some experience ‘survivor guilt’, which can occur when a sibling is lost to an illness. It is important for family members who remain to work hard to ensure that children are protected against depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions in the long term, by employing positive parenting strategies, creating a safe environment in which to mourn, and helping them build key cognitive and behavioral skills ~ if necessary, with the help of a skilled therapist.

How does Positive Parenting Work?

According to a study published in the journal Professional Psychology, “Positive parenting by the surviving parent is the single most consistently supported malleable mediator of the adjustment of parentally bereaved children.” Of course, this also applies when the person lost to the family is another child. Positive parenting involves open communication {in which children are free to express how they feel, even when their emotions are negative, as well as to ask questions}; a balancing kindness and discipline; and spending time with children to help them find meaning or at least feel a sense of regeneration following their loss.Parents who are at a loss with respect to finding the right balance between acceptance and setting healthy routines and limits, should seek the help of a therapist, who can help in this area, as well as with cognitive-behavioral therapy {CBT} techniques.

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