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Mama (In)sanity: Self-regulation to stay sane

In the eye of the storm Today was my 6-year old's hair-grooming day.  He has a sensitive sensory profile, and the cutting of his hair resulted in tactile discomfort. He generally finds it hard not to change clothes more than once a day so it came as no surprise that he wanted to shower and [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Self-care that works for your sensory system

Last weekend we celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday. A group of us were sitting around the fire, chatting and listening to music when the soundtrack to La Vie en Rose started playing. Everyone quietened down as Edith Piaf’s deep, soulful voice sang “non, je ne regretted rien”  - no regrets. (I am listening to the song [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

The best diet for 2019

Everyone’s talking diets.   We’re talking sensory diets (and snacks)   I’m pretty sure that after the festive season the words ‘snacks’ and ‘diets’ are on everyone’s lips (no pun intended!). Today we want to introduce you to a different kind of snack and diet.  It will not only keep you healthy, but will improve your [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Work-Life Balance for 2019

One of my favourite YouTube videos must be Mark Gungor’s description of the difference between men's and women's brains. In his very entertaining demeanour, he explains how men tend to store their thoughts and experiences in various boxes. These boxes are separated from each other, never touching, ensuring that each subject remains a stand-alone entity. [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Blog general, General Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

OVER & OUT

   Year end functions                 Budgeting                           Christmas shopping                           EXAMS               Work deadlines                       Holiday [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Use your Senses and Keep Calm

Sensory Tips to Survive the Festive Season   This time of the year can be a connecting, magical, fun, overwhelming, frustrating, restful and hilariously crazy time! Today we want to give you some tips to survive the festive season, using your senses. We know that the December holidays can be a mixture of amazing and [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Keep it calm during exam time

The end of the year is synonymous with exam time. Whether a child is in grade 4 or in grade 12, exam stress is very real and very common. Children are under great pressure to perform and do well - these expectations placed on them lead to extra stress.   All learning and thinking skills [...]

By | November 12th, 2018|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Sensory guidelines to choosing your 2019 diary

Last week I came to the shocking realisation that I already need a diary for 2019.  After a few minutes of contemplating how time flies, I made a plan to go to the mall after work.  I decided to visit the stationary store to take a look at their options for a 2019 diary.  I [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|Blog general, Corporate blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Choose your addictive habits wisely

I was recently taken by surprise, when an interesting new feature called “Screen Time” appeared on my phone after an operating system upgrade. This feature reports how much time you’ve spent using your phone. It also breaks it up into categories such as productivity, reading and reference, social networking and entertainment. Now your daily usage [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

77% of people add spice to their food. Are you one?

The way in which we cook and eat is dependent on the senses of taste and smell. Our appreciation (or not) of food is reliant on these senses. It is widely known that if you cannot smell what you are about to eat (due to blocked nodes), food is far less appetising and enjoyable.   [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments