Guest Post by Lauren White
Your husband or partner is approaching you. You are in the kitchen/laundry/somewhere asexual and you start to recoil.
You know he is about to grab your bum or your boobs and that he thinks it is fun and playful. But for you it is anything but. Why won’t he get the message that this isn’t how you want to be touched?
Why doesn’t he get that now isn’t the time?
As a sexologist, woman and mother – I hear a lot about how men and women see touch, affection, intimacy and sex quite differently. More often than not, women know the differences all too well and the reason they are coming to see me for sexuality coaching is because they want to know how to manage their concerns. This is the part that isn’t so obvious, especially when it is your relationship that you are trying to examine.
So, through all my personal and professional learnings, here is what I want Mum’s to know about action between the sheets, so that they can move from being ‘just a Mum’ to being a Hot Mama…
Female sexuality is an endless topic that I am endlessly passionate about! I would love to help you to source and resource your libido for sex and life. As a Mum, I love to help other Mum's feel the alignment of being dynamic in a way that includes and encourages their libido and sexuality. In my world, these aren't incompatible concepts and I'll teach you how you can unblock your inhibitions and integrate your libido back into your life.
Lauren is a qualified Sexologist working with women in Brisbane to embody their authentic sexuality using the power of talk, education, sexological bodywork and connection. Women come to me because they don't feel their libidinous energy, they are in their heads during sex and they have become disinterested in sex. These issues often cause conflict in their relationships and an overall feeling of disconnection and they want to know how they can feel again or for the first time.
As a special offer to Go Mum! mums, Lauren is offering a complimentary doTERRA essential oil to move sexual energy with the booking of any coaching package. For more information, see www.sexosophy.com.au/sessions or call 0404177799. This offer is valid until February 29, 2016.
So.....what's so great about Granola? EVERYTHING!!!
The oats in granola provide complex carbohydrates which are necessary for sustained energy throughout the day. The variety of nuts and seeds provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals, some protein as well as ‘good fats’. Good fats are necessary for healthy brain and nervous system function. Adding lupin flakes to your granola gives it an added protein – protein is so important as part of a balanced breakfast as it helps stabilse your blood sugar through-out the day, curbing those nasty 3pm sugar cravings!
Here's a recipe from Carissa, our resident nutritionist, that will tantalise your tastebuds!
Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 20-40 minutes (dependent on oven and how crunchy you like you Granola)
Makes one massive jar!
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. On a large baking tray spread the oats and lupin flakes - mixing evenly. Drizzle over some honey, ginger syrup and coconut oil until mixture is about lightly covered. Lightly sprinkle over some cinnamon. Place the tray in the oven and bake until the oats appear lightly toasted on top. Remove the tray. With a spatula or wooden spoon, turn the oats and lupin flakes so ‘less cooked’ parts our now facing up. Drizzle with honey, syrup and coconut oil as before and lightly dust with cinnamon. Place the tray back in the oven. Once the oats are golden brown remove the oats from the oven. If the oats are evenly toasted throughout the mix, the cooking process is complete. If not, repeat the toasting process.
Once your oats are golden brown allow them to cool for a while. In the meantime, place all remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl mix. Once the oats are cooled add the mixtures together. Store in a large airtight jar.
Granola can be served with any type of milk, yoghurt and fresh fruit!
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Mums are always on the go, and what I love most is a mumma who knows that if she isn’t filling her body with the right fuel, she’s not able to best care for her little ones. Healthy options for refuelling don’t have to be hard to prepare and they can taste great too. One of the best ways to fill up without reaching for the naughty snack jar, is to make a quick, tasty banana smoothie. What’s best, is you can create variations on the traditional recipe for fun and I’m pretty sure the kids will enjoy it too!
Did you know that as well as providing your body the right types of fuel for sustained activities, bananas offer serious mood-lifting power? Bananas are high in Tryptophan, a mood-stabilising amino acid! Add this to piles of organ-supporting potassium, energising vitamins B6, A, and C, fibre, iron and protein, bananas are one of the best when it comes to mood-boosting, energy-fuelled snacks. So, enough of the technical talk – here’s a great recipe you can use to get your kick of banana smoothie goodness!
If you like your smoothies a little thicker and colder in the warm weather, just add some ice cubes.
For a banana smoothie with even more punch, add a handful of spinach, a tablespoon of ground flaxseed, and half a cup of apple juice. Spinach is one of the richest food sources of folate (vitamin B9) you can find, and flaxseed is full of omega-3s. When combined, these nutrients help maintain stable levels of brain serotonin and may help reduce your risk of depression.
For a chocolatey twist, add a teaspoon or two of raw cacao powder!
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