Me-time Travel: Treat Yourself to Self Care in 2019

May 28 2019

The term “self-care” has been trending on social media for a while now. For those not familiar with it, self-care is pretty self-explanatory: it means to take care of yourself. If you’re experiencing excessive fatigue, brain fog, or stress, those are signs that you should slow down and take better care of yourself. This generally means that you make time to focus on your mental and physical health. This might involve walking through the park, going for a run, eating nutritious foods, and getting more sleep.

But self care also means treating yourself to something that makes you feel good, is fun, or helps you to de-stress. For example, if you love getting your nails, then it’s an activity you should make time for. If indulging in dessert now and then makes you really happy, then it’s worth it. And if you feel like you constantly have to put others’ needs before your own, just know that it’s okay to treat yourself to some much needed you-time. Your health and sanity depends on it! After all, you can’t help out others if you don’t have the energy to do so. If you need some ideas for getting started, here are several ways you can treat yourself to self-care this year:

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Recipe: Tirami su’ (literally it means pick me up)

May 28 2019

Try to make this delicious recipe for Tirami su’ (literally it means pick me up) sent by London Mums’ globetrotter reporter Rita Kobrak from Tuscany with the kids. You can find this and other recipes in the print magazine

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My mini free library for the love of books and the community

May 25 2019

I am so excited about sharing this project about my mini free library for the love of books and the community. But first let me go back in time to explain where this passion comes from. When I founded London Mums in 2007 I had in mind a group of people caring for each other, sharing tips, ideas, things, compassion and love. 

Gestures of sharing and love melt my heart and motivate me to do more every day. I knock at neighbours’ and friends’ doors, volunteer to do their shopping, I take time to listen to people looking into their eyes. I am also a hugger. All these things are a bit old school and don’t involve the use of technology or devices. I know I can be annoying because people these days prefer hiding behind a smartphone. But I am determined to set an example here because as little as that can be, I believe it can have a snowball effect. I want that snowball to become an avalanche. I am saying this because my next step in this community LOVE project has been the creation of a mini free library in front of my house gate.  

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