Everybody knows a perfectionist right? He or she is that person that has a lot of pressure on themselves to do everything to an extremely high standard. They can be wonderful but also extremely infuriating to the non-perfectionist. They can be infuriating for a number of reasons. Let me explain:
“To will to be that self which one truly is, is indeed the opposite of despair” — the despair of choosing “to be another than himself”. – Kierkegaard.
The idea for this book came from quite a few years of different experiences sort of weaving themselves together into an inspiration.
Happy July!! Its a bit cold and windy intermixed with some beautiful crisp sunny days. I’ve been busy moving house, raising kids, counselling and writing books. The life of a working mum or any mum, is very full it seems. I’ve been working on trying to get my work life balance right, which is no easy task.
Here are some tips I’ve come up with that have worked:
I love this piece of writing, for me it really captures the beauty of taking time out for oneself in the midst of a hectic lifestyle:
I read a ton of parenting books in my spare time so I thought I’d share with you part of a chapter I think is fantastic. It is on creative discipline with children. I think it is relevant from at least 18 months of age. Creative discipline is about teaching kids the right way to behave in a positive manner, rather than will the usual: “no don’t do that” or “Stop that” type of technique. In her book Happy Child, Happy home Lou Harvey-Zahra offers 10 creative discipline techniques. I’ll share three here in a brief format.
Interesting article about the nature of the mother daughter relationship: