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Female Camper Van Life – how to help children let go of their mamas who need some “me” time

November 21st, 2017

I recently purchased a camper van, and so truly love the experience of travelling on my own in the van, and having “me” time. As a mother, I have always sacrificed my “me” time for my children, which is only the most natural, beautiful thing to do, but as mothers, if we are not careful, we can experience burn out.  It is so important as mothers to take time, to spend time with ourselves.  This also applies to fathers, who sacrifice themselves to either be at home for their children, or work harder in the work place to provide financial benefits for their children, their partner and the home life.

You may ask, well how do I find that time for myself, or how do I say no to others and yes to me, or how do I even have the passion left to just have the energy to take time out to spend time with me? I know and understand cause I have been there.  It all comes down to choice, and asking yourself the question – how can I spend more time with “me?” Believe me when you are desperate, you will surrender and seek ways to find solutions to finding “me” time. When you ask a question, you will receive.  The answers come in many forms, you just have to be open, ready and willing for when the answers come, and also be ready to take massive action when the answers come, which can be frightening at times, so it is important to prepare yourself to make the changes, whether it is mental, physical or spiritual.

I found meditation a great source of help, especially in the areas of quietening my mind, and giving me inner strength to take massive action.  When my mind is quiet, I am able to clearly see where I am lacking, and  listen to my intuition.   As a mother, the biggest thing I saw lacking was my ability to say no to others, and yes to spending “me” time.  The more I listened to my intuition, the more it led me to find solutions.  Some of the solutions may not be easy, because as you start speaking your truth, you will experience hurt from others which may affect you, if you allow it.  The biggest benefit you will gain from listening to your intuition, is the freedom to be you, the freedom to speak your truth, as the truth will set you free!  It will also help in the areas of you finding happiness within, which is such a beautiful quality to have, as it allows one to have peace in hectic and challenging times!

My children’s books are a great to help calm the child’s mind, thus allowing for the child to find it easier for them to let go of their mothers, especially  if their mothers want to just get away for the weekend on their own in their camper van, if they have one, to spend quality “me” time.  When children are able to let go of their mothers, it allows for the mothers to also let go, not worry about their children, and just get into their camper vans and enjoy the moment, and their precious “me” time! It takes two to tango, so if the child is relaxed and happy, then Mum is happy.  If Mum finds happiness within, as above, then her children are happy, and this will reflect in her friendships and relationships.

If you need any more information about how to discover “me” time, please contact me.  My contact details are on my Do Good Lifestyle website – www.dogoodlifestyle.com

 

 

 

A positive message for your child

November 2nd, 2017

Talk often to your child about the importance of thinking positively.  Let them know that it is a part of life at times to feel sad and unhappy, and that it is important to acknowledge and feel these feelings and to do their best to not dwell on them for too long, as this can cause the mind to release hormones that can make the body feel uneasy.  Teach them how to let go of sad, negative thoughts and replace them with happy, calm thoughts that they enjoy.  Discuss also the importance of giving to themselves, through finding inner happiness, love and value.  All this can be found and achieved through consistent meditation, yoga, prayer, visualising positive thoughts, creating a positive vision poster, spending time with nature, or spending time doing something they really enjoy.  These practices when done regularly can help to calm a child’s mind, and when their mind is relaxed, it then causes the mind to release hormones that can help make the body feel better, and also helps to make them feel at ease.

 

 

 

 

Trafford Publishing Post – “The Tree That Talks” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program!

September 8th, 2017

Hi everyone! Just adding a post from Trafford Publishing –

 

Barbara Anne Syassen turns to nature as a source of well-being!

 

In “The Tree That Talks” Barbara Anne Syassen’s children’s storybook, young readers and adults are guided toward living better lives, where their emotional, physical and spiritual health is improved through nature and the power of positive thinking.

 

“The Tree That Talks” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.  It was also given a glowing review by the US Review of Books.

 

“The Tree That Talks” helps children learn how to change a negative thought to a positive one.  In the book, Syassen encourages young readers to live in the moment.  She believes learning and applying this art can help children create a positive frame of mind which enriches their lives and the lives of those around them.  The book also contains information/meditation activities for parents, caregivers and teachers to use for their children.

 

An excerpt from “The Tree That Talks”:

 

“Yes that’s right replied the tree, if you don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow and enjoy what you are doing right now, this will help you to be happy.  It will also help you when you are having trouble making friends, or doing your school homework and many other things.”  The tree continued, “On days when you are upset, feeling sad, or not happy about the situation you are experiencing, then think of something that makes you happy.  This could be hugging me or someone you love.  The happy thought helps to make the sad thought go away.”

 

Syassen hopes “The Tree That Talks” influences a shift in people’s lifestyles.

 

“Children are being brought up with an abundance of information and technology, encouraging an indoor lifestyle, detached from the natural world outside and its healing properties.  This book encourages children to spend time with nature and make the most of what it has to offer them.  It also encourages parents to spend time with their children outdoors with nature.”

 

Trafford Publishing

www.trafford.com

 

The Tree That Talks Relaxation Therapies for Children

June 26th, 2017

The Tree That Talks Relaxation Therapies for Children (a part of Do Good Lifestyle) offers tools through Yoga, Massage, Meditation and Positive Books to help de-stress, encourage calmness, and give children an opportunity to develop positive skills in a fun and healthy way.

The children will be guided through a gentle yoga session, followed by a relaxing foot massage.  They then will be guided through a short nature meditation from one of Barbara’s positive children’s books.  The session also consists of relaxing music, along with an oil diffuser with calming essential oils.

There are many children in this modern world who have very busy minds which can make it difficult for them at times, especially when it comes to focusing on a single task and settling during sleeping/resting time.  This is where Yoga, Massage and Meditation are essential skills which children can learn, and use on a daily basis to help them achieve calmness. The calmness plays a big role in helping the mind to release the positive hormones that are essential for keeping the body healthy, and the mind at peace.

For more information about what we have to offer please go to our contact page on our website – www.thetreethattalksplusmore.com  and send us a message.

 

Customer Review – “The Happy Rainbow”

September 17th, 2015

 

For customer reviews please go to -https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tree-That-Talks-Plus-More/487264044637856?ref=hl or thetreethattalksplusmore.com website. Go to the gallery section and click onto the book’s names – The Tree That Talks or The Happy Rainbow.

A positive review for “The Happy Rainbow”…Thanks Susy!

“Another wonderful book from the author, with a special message and awareness of colours that both children and parents can take with them into everyday experiences.”

Customer review – “The Tree That Talks”

August 8th, 2015

For customer reviews please go to -https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tree-That-Talks-Plus-More/487264044637856?ref=hl orthetreethattalksplusmore.com website. Go to the gallery section and click onto the book’s names – The Tree That Talks or The Happy Rainbow.

Thanks heaps for your below review Janita!

A beautiful story with a positive message for children. Ensuring children have a positive outlook is so important. This book, written in language and with colorful illustrations that children will relate to, is the perfect aid for parents and teachers to assist them in their growth. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has the opportunity to engage with young people.
Janita

“Cheeney the Friendly Dolphin – A book about the thoughts that grew “

July 1st, 2015

“Cheeney the Friendly Dolphin” is the title of my fourth book, and is a story about the thoughts that grew!

The main characters Annabella and Zygamore enjoy going to the beach to have fun with their friend Cheeney, a fun loving and wise dolphin.  With Cheeney they discover that their thoughts and dreams can come true!  Cheeney talks to them about the importance of thinking positive thoughts, and how to change unhappy thoughts to happier ones.

As parents and carers it is important to teach and guide their children to learn the art of positive thinking, as this will help to play a large part in helping their children to manage stress and unhappy situations that come their way.  Life is not always about happy moments, and there will be times that make us feel stressed and upset.  My books help children to learn constructive, positive ways to manage stress and allow the mind to think calm, positive thoughts.

Another great, positive read for children!

Aromatherapy – A soothing oil to help relax your child

June 18th, 2015

The essential oil Roman Chamomile is a soothing oil to use for children who are irritable and have tantrums.  Put one drop on their pillow at bedtime.  When this oil is blended with a carrier oil, it can be used as a massage oil to help soothe and relax your child.  For more information about ways  to help relax your child,  please contact me on The Tree That Talks Plus More Facebook.

The positive effects from Massage Therapy/Aromatherapy

May 13th, 2015

One of the biggest, positive effects from Massage Therapy/Aromatherapy is that it works on the Central Nervous System, and helps to calm the mind.  When the mind is relaxed, it releases positive hormones and nerve impulses that help to relax the organs of the body .  When the mind and body are relaxed it promotes healing.  Part of what I do  with my business “The Tree That Talks Plus More” is to promote positive health awareness in this area, especially for women and children.

 

 

“The Shining Stars” – A book about Acts of Kindness

March 29th, 2015

“When we help others, we shine like stars, and the stars shine with us.”

My next soon to be published book is called “The Shining Stars”  and is a book about Annabella and her friends, Zygamore, Sapphire, and Lewis, who go out to visit a homeless animal shelter to feed the animals.  They also go camping, and at night the “Shining Stars” appear to them, to praise the children for their kind work with the homeless animals.

The book also contains an activity for parents, teachers or carers to use with their children, to inspire them to be compassionate and giving towards others.

Another  great, positive read for children!