I am happy to work with a product called Purition. Purition is a wholefood-based protein powder which is handy for a quick, light meal such as breakfast. They make a whey and a vegan version of their different flavours including strawberry, beetroot, chocolate orange, pistachio and vanilla. Purition contains no artificial ingredients. Indeed when my daughter went to university recently I sent her off with a pack to ensure that on days where she was too busy due to lectures to make a breakfast or if she was feeling hungry and needed a little extra she had something that is wholefood based. I also find these really handy on my busy hands-on therapy days as a reflexologist and massage therapist as I find I work best if I have something light for my lunch that fills me up enough to keep me steady and energised.
They now also make chai lattes which contain whole foods and no artificial ingredients. One of our favourites is the turmeric latte, which is a beautiful golden yellow, or the spirulina latte which is blue.
Resources for Therapists
These are resources I have found very useful whilst studying different techniques and anatomy.
Click on the picture and it will take you through to useful courses from expert Sean Riehl including Baby/Infant Massage.
Beautiful Preseli Bluestones, the stone of Stonhenge, ethically sourced:
Kanoa Living: this is an ethical crystal and healing store with physical shops in Altrincham and Knutsford as well as online. I have had some beautiful things from them including a lovely and warm scarf.
Home Education Resources
I home educated my daughter during her early years until she was about 9 years old. I realise with the pandemic that many families are struggling with home schooling so have added some resources here.
I would say ideally it is important to get some movement and exercise in every day. A family walk, even if it is very short, is a good educational opportunity to either use it to move or to do some observations of nature. We used to take daytime and evening walks and listen to bird song, look at the plants around including weeds like dandelions and also notice the stars and the planets. For the latter we would learn the stories of the constellations.
I would often have read aloud books that were not just a story at bedtime but a story that we would use as a hub to spring off other ideas from. One of our favourites when my daughter was around 8 years old was Schoolhouse in the Woods by Rebecca Caudill. We also enjoyed the Moomin troll books.
One of the curriculum we used to support us was the Earth Schooling resources which are in part based of Steiner Waldorf education.
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