The Three Stages Of Parenting A Sensitive Child

December 13, 2018

Exhaustion and sensitivity is a recipe for disaster - Helen Joy Butler

Many, many moons ago I became a mum.

Like most mums I was overjoyed when our beautiful boy was born.

He was known as the big boy on the block, being one of the more ‘sizeable’ babies in the maternity ward at the time – no mean feat given you can blow me over in a strong wind!

Mothering came quite naturally to me. I thank my older sister for that, for bringing her two beautiful daughters – my nieces – into the world while I was in my teens. Changing nappies, burping a baby, cleaning up after them, entertaining them, really wasn’t a problem for me. Of course at that time I wasn’t privy to the sleep deprivation or boobs the size of small countries or deflecting questions like ‘When are you having another one?’. I just enjoyed my nieces, caring for them under the tutelage of my sister, mum and grandma, and handed them back when it was time to leave.

Like most new mums, when our son was born I doted on him. And to be honest I still do, 13 years later. But if I reflect on our journey over the past 13 years there are three very obvious stages to our growth together, as two sensitive souls in a not-so-sensitive world.

Stages which have impacted my ability to parent our son because of where I was at on my own journey as a highly sensitive mum.

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Finding Sanctuary Through Today’s New Moon In Sagittarius

December 7, 2018

Sanctuary New Moon Reading and Guidance - Helen Joy Butler

TODAY WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS.

So what does this energy bring us and how does it impact our ability to connect with Sanctuary over the next 28 days?

Today my gorgeous friend JOSEPHINE CORCORAN, HOLISTIC EXECUTIVE COACH shares her astrological expertise, to help us understand what’s going on in the stars with this Sagittarius New Moon; and I share my thoughts on how this New Moon energy might impact us on a Sanctuary level.

So let’s dive straight in!

WHAT’S THIS NEW MOON LOOK LIKE ASTROLOGICALLY?

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Your Sensitivity Is A Gift

November 29, 2018

Helen Joy Butler - Sensitivity Is A Gift - Women In Focus Real Stories

Last Thursday night I stood up in front of a sold out CBA Women In Focus Real Stories event and shared my story.

The path that led to that night was totally unexpected.

It involved

  • Submitting an application way back in August – along with 300 other women from Brisbane – and being one of only eight accepted to share my story
  • Connecting with seven other amazing women who shared their stories so openly, beautifully and honestly
  • Receiving speaker training from the lovely Laura from Speakers Little Secret – and some on the side from my gorgeous friend Simone, The Speakers’ Director
  • Meeting the lovely Women In Focus team and connecting with the passion they have in sharing this event
  • Deciding what to wear!

Unfortunately the event wasn’t filmed BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t share my story with you!

So here it is – in word form.

The story I shared from my heart, knowing full well that this is where I am meant to be, right now, in my life and biz.

I hope you enjoy it.

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The Best Way I Know How To Bring Sanctuary Into My Life + Listening With Your Eyes + Other Sanctuary Tips And Tricks

November 22, 2018

Sanctuary Tips and Tricks with Helen Joy Butler

Each week on FACEBOOK I share #TipTuesday. In these posts I share practical advice on everything Sanctuary – including practical, emotional and spiritual advice, to help you move forward with Sanctuary in your home, body and life.

These posts are often quite long and I thought they’d be great to share here with you in case you missed them. And let’s face it, things move rather quickly on social media and you may not have seen them fly by!

Also, I got a little sidetracked with my Aware Child / Soul article series so these tips are actually from October! Eek!

Let’s go!

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What’s Really Hiding Beneath Your Clutter + Do You *Really* Need To Add Sanctuary To Your Life + other Sanctuary Tips and Tricks

November 15, 2018

Sanctuary Tips and Tricks with Helen Joy Butler

Each week on FACEBOOK I share #TipTuesday. In these posts I share practical advice on everything Sanctuary – including practical, emotional and spiritual advice, to help you move forward with Sanctuary in your home, body and life.

These posts are often quite long and I thought they’d be great to share here with you in case you missed them. And let’s face it, things move rather quickly on social media and you may not have seen them fly by!

Also, I got a little sidetracked with my Aware Child / Soul article series so these tips are actually from September! Eek!

So let’s jump in!
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