SLOW LIVING FOR LIFE WINTER FAVOURITES

How to make time for some slow living moments in your day. Photo by @darlingbudsofme for #slowlivingforlife Winter Favourites

photo by Lisa @darlingbudsofme

It’s been a while since I shared any of the wonderful photographs that are captured using the hashtag #slowlivingforlife, so I thought I would pop in with some Winter favourites. Here are a selection of images that make me exhale and feel calm just by looking at them.

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REFLECTING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

I like to start the year by reflecting back at the previous year, I have also been thinking about what is coming up in 2017, what I am hoping to fill my year with, and what dreams I would like to nurture. If you would like some inspiration and some encouragement to believe in your creativity, read on.

Happy New Year to you all. I feel like I could hibernate for another month, but life and reality have been calling to me this last week, and I am gradually easing myself back into things.

After a blogging and Instagram break, I feel like I have lost my voice a little, and ironically I actually did lose my voice, and have been croaking my way through this week.

I like to start the year by reflecting back at the previous year, I have also been thinking about what is coming up in 2017, what I am hoping to fill my year with, and what dreams I would like to nurture.

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INSPIRED BY NATURE: NO BAKE CHRISTMAS CAKE BY NURTURING KITCHEN

For all of you that are yet to make your Christmas Cake, this recipe is perfect - a 'No-Bake Christmas Cake'. Jo from Nurturing kitchen shares one of her favourite seasonal recipes. Inspired by Nature Series - on Geoffrey & Grace

Back today with Jo from Nurturing Kitchen for her second post of the Inspired by Nature Series (if you missed post one, you can read it here).  Jo would like to share with us one of her favourite seasonal recipes, a ‘No-Bake Christmas Cake’. For all of you that are yet to make your Christmas Cake, this recipe is perfect.

Over to Jo…

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INSPIRED BY NATURE: NURTURING KITCHEN

Jo from Nurturing Kitchen tells me why connecting to nature inspires her to slow down and improves her well being

It’s time for the next instalment of the Inspired By Nature series. I am so happy to have this wonderful mama on the blog today. She is a cook inspiring others to nourish themselves and their loved ones through real, plant-based nurturing foods and activities. The food she makes and bakes is beautiful to look at, and instantly makes my mouth water. She manages to get so much colour into her food, and her Instagram feed has me drooling over my phone. I would sure like an invite to dinner.

Please welcome Jo Balfe from Nurturing Kitchen

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SLOW PARENTING & THE SCHOOL RUN

Tips on slow parenting and the school run on Geoffrey & Grace. How do you get your kids out of the door in the morning in a calm and grounded fashion.

All parents everywhere know how challenging the school run can be. It has the power to turn the most sensible and reasonable grown-up into a quivering mess. What is it about those first few hours of the day? They bewitch us and we end up barking one syllable words over and over again at our children…”SHOES!” “TEETH!” “COAT!”

Honestly, if anyone saw me in the morning trying to hustle Bailey out the door, there is no way they would think I was an advocate for slow living.

I am convinced that time is actually faster for those early morning hours. Every day, without fail, minutes seem to disappear.

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