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Sensitive Skin? February 26, 2009

Filed under: Grace Cosmetics — Admin @ 6:57 pm

My Grace Skincare Range has been bringing me into contact with some lovely ladies and some amazing results.
Here’s one:

Prior to using Grace skincare products, I was only able to use a very limited number of skin care products due to the sensitive nature of my skin. By using Grace Cosmetics, I am now able to use the complete range. These beautiful products have not only dealt with my skin’s sensitivity problem but the anti-ageing ingredients have improved my skin to such an extent that at 63 it is now better than it was when I was in my forties.
Judy – Grace Consultant of 13 years

You can find out more about the beautiful range available at


Watch yourself February 19, 2009

Filed under: Thoughts — Admin @ 10:34 am

Hi Lisa, can’t remember where I saw this, but it jumped out at me!

Watch your thoughts……. They become words

Watch your words…..They become actions

Watch your actions…….They become habits

Watch your habits……They become character

Watch your character……It becomes your destiny

Robyn Bate

Surrounded with love


Strong to the core (that includes your Pelvic Floor)

Filed under: Your Health — Admin @ 10:24 am

Everyone’s talking about core stability and strong inner core muscles.They are the deep lower abdominals, lower back and pelvic floor muscles which keep everything upright and stable. Pilates & TaiChi do work from the core muscles, but as usual, by the time it gets passed down the line to you (like chinese whispers) the true effectiveness of  core exercises is usually lost. Most people go too fast or don’t focus on the ‘squeeze’ of the muscles.

 So here’s the biggest tip I can give you…. GO SLOW!  The slower the better, and the harder it is.

Here’s a simple, no sweat necessary, breathing exercise for building your deep inner core muscles.

  • You can start by laying on the floor and when you get better at it you can  stand.
  • Place your hands on your lower abdominal area, below your belly button.
  • As you breath in – expand you abdominals like a balloon filling with air.
  • As you breath out – flatten your abdominals, the balloon is deflating.
  •  Try hard to relax your shoulders and ribs. We are trying to keep our ribcage still and move our stomach instead.
  • Start with 10 slow breaths, soon you’ll be doing it in public places and no-one will know. 

By asking your core muscles to work in the opposite action to their usual breathing motion, you are forcing the pelvic floor and lower back muscles to engage and do some work.

Now, you only have to DO IT !


School’s back…and they’re still messing with my head. February 6, 2009

Filed under: Thoughts — Admin @ 1:39 pm

School’s back in full swing again and so am I.

mud monster

I dropped the kids off to their new class rooms this week and set my self full steam ahead for a week of getting organised and back into a routine. Wednesday – just when I thought I was ontop of things, my youngest angel had a tearful morning outside his class room.


I thought everything was good! But little angel has been fretting in the class room this week and no-one knew.

So now my usual ‘over-analysing Mum’ personality steps in and I spend two days trying to figure out how to ‘FIX HIM’. Should I have done something different last year when he was struggling? He needs more sleep? Who does he play with? Am I terrible mother?

Of course we all know the last part is not true. But it still lingers there.

These kids…. just when I think I’ve got it together they keep reminding me.

You never have control of your day when there are kids involved.

They mess with my head space.

How’s your school week going?