great outdoors

The great outdoors – great for the mind

Research has shown that getting out in nature can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Research has also shown that spending time outdoors can lower blood pressure and reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone responsible for the fight or flight response). We know that spending time in the great outdoors ...
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Chakra balancing meditation

11 minute chakra balancing meditation – get aligned

We love us some meditation! This chakra balancing meditation is a beautiful way to balance energy within the body and help you feel aligned throughout your day. We always feel much more balanced and just generally happier when we meditate regularly. But, we also understand that some people are hesitant ...
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Fave Find – Dear Universe: 200 Mini-Meditations for Instant Manifestations by Sarah Prout

This Fave Find is a little bit different as the book I’m referring to, Dear Universe: 200 Mini-Meditations for Instant Manifestations, hasn’t been released yet! But the free digital sample has. I’m so in love with it already and CAN NOT wait until my book arrives. So here’s a little ...
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The Yoga House

Mindfulness with Guest Author Jesse Bennett

Mindful everywhere We’re pretty big into mindfulness over here. From mindful eating to being mindful in the chaos, we know it helps us physically, mentally and emotionally. Science has even shown just how much of a difference mindfulness practices can have on our health. But mindfulness is not just for ...
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Flower blooming growth mindset

Mindset moves – from a fixed to a growth mindset

Our mindset is the way we see things, or our attitude to life. And at times it can seem that ours is so very different to everyone else’s. But it’s thought people generally have one of two types: a growth mindset or a fixed mindset. Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, ...
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Wabi Sabi Free Spirited Sisters

Wabi Sabi: finding beauty in imperfection

Wabi Sabi. No, it’s not the green stuff you put on your sushi. It’s a Japanese word that can’t be translated directly but is a philosophy around finding and accepting the imperfect, the transient, the impermanent. Seeing the beauty in the normal. I know some of the type A personalities ...
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mindfulness free spirited sisters

Sleep for kids – special place meditation

Catching some ZZZ’s In our post about sleep, Kate talked about the importance of sleep for adults and how to get better quality sleep. But it is vital for kids to get good sleep too. Their little bodies release growth hormones while they sleep, in addition to cytokines, which help ...
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Sleep Free Spirited Sisters

Sleep: how to improve your shut-eye

We all know we need it and that when we don’t get it, things just get a little more difficult to say the least. We all know that feeling of waking up after a seriously good sleep and feeling like you can take on the world. And many of us ...
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Chill app Free Spirited Sisters

Fave find of the week: the Chill app

This week we are crushing on the Chill app from LetGo. It is a simple, yet extremely effective app to remind you to be mindful throughout the day. What it is A daily mindfulness quote that pops up on your screen (at your selected time) to inspire and set the ...
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Meditation kids free spirited sisters

Mindfulness and meditation for kids

Kids are inherently mindful when they’re young. They spend hours staring at and exploring new objects as babies. But as they grow and the busy world around them demands more of their attention it can be helpful to teach them mindfulness practices to help refocus and get calm when needed ...
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5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Happy Free Spirited Sisters

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Happy

We all know there can be times when we’re a bit forgetful. Most of us have so many thoughts running through our heads as we try to keep up with what’s going on in our lives, not to mention that of our loved ones. Although there is a definite difference ...
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Intuition Free Spirited Sisters

Following your Intuition: Learning to Listen

Your intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning. You know, like the hunch, feeling, inkling or message you get and you don’t really know where it’s come from. When something just doesn’t seem right but you have no real grounds to say why ...
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mindful eating blissful food Free Spirited Sisters

Mindful eating, blissful food

What is mindful eating? We are a busy bunch of people and sometimes that means a hurried lunch at the desk while we work, or a quick bite in the car on the way somewhere. This rushed and distracted eating practice is not ideal. Being mindful means giving our attention ...
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Moon Energy Free Spirited Sisters

Moon Energy: how to harness it and avoid the overwhelm

The full moon is coming this week and with that often comes a bit of craziness in our household. I know I feel a bit out of whack when the full moon is on its way, and it seems to send the kids a little haywire too. And so many ...
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Self-Care Free Spirited Sisters

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care – you can’t pour from an empty cup

Sometimes it just seems like there isn’t enough time in the day. We’re all so busy these days that even thinking about doing something for yourself can seem like a distant memory. As a mum, it often feels like you are constantly doing everything for everyone else, leaving little room ...
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Positivity challenge Free Spirited Sisters

5-day Positivity Challenge – it will be great!

I’m a fairly positive person, but sometimes it helps to really focus on being positive and seeing the awesomeness that flows from that. That’s where this positivity challenge comes in. Think of it as detoxing the cynical from your life for five days by giving human nature the benefit of ...
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Breathwork beach meditation

Breathwork – enhance your calm

Breathwork is a type of active meditation with a focus on controlling the breath. (If you like meditation check out our 5 Minute Body Scan and Mindfulness Meditation too.) There are many kinds of breathwork practice and classes are popping up all over the place as it becomes more mainstream. Breathwork ...
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Body Scan Free Spirited Sisters

Get Back to Your Body – 5 Minute Body Scan Meditation

I don’t know about you, but at this time of the year, I get all up in my head wondering ‘is everyone happy?’, ‘am I happy?’, ‘have I forgotten anyone’s gift?’, ‘will we have enough food for the upcoming feast?’ just to name a few. I literally feel my shoulders ...
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Mindfulness Free Spirited Sisters

5 Ways to Be Mindful in the Chaos

Hands up who’s feeling a little bit frazzled? Multi-tasking like there’s no tomorrow attempting to get through a list titled ‘has to be done now!’. It’s especially prominent as we near the end of the year when things ramp up with celebrations, windups, the holidays and everything in between. It’s ...
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Gratitude: a Key Ingredient to Happiness Free Spirited Sisters

Gratitude: a Key Ingredient to Happiness

Thanksgiving is coming up this week in the US, and although we don’t have a designated day or holiday for it here in Australia, it’s a good reminder to be grateful. Grateful for what we have, who we share your lives with and how blessed we are to be alive ...
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Mindfulness Meditation 10 munites a day to calm your mind Free Spirited Sisters

Mindfulness Meditation – 10 minutes a day to calm your mind

Do you ever feel like you’re on auto? Going through the motions of everyday life without truly experiencing it? You might find yourself with constant chatter in your mind about places you need to be and what’s next on your list of things to do. You might be worrying about ...
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5 Positive Affirmations to Embrace Today Free Spirited Sisters

5 Positive Affirmations to Inspire You Today

How many times in the day do you tell yourself things you would NEVER say to a friend? I mean things like ‘you can’t wear that, you’re too big’ or ‘only rich people can do that’ or ‘you can’t do that, you’re not smart enough’. You might not even notice ...
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