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Helpful resources for the Coronavirus lockdown

Hello you.

Here are a selection of resources that may be helpful for you during the current coronavirus lockdown.

It’s a tough situation out there.

My husband has started working from home and I’m anticipating childcare being closed very soon. So we’re juggling lots of things here.

One thing I have noticed while scrolling the socials is the communities that have formed and come together. It’s beautiful to watch everyone rally around and support each other and I wanted to share them with you.

Anna Mathur

Anna is amazing and has been a client of mine since the very beginning. If you don’t follow her already you can find Anna on instagram here.

Anna has written an extensive blog post about how to deal with anxiety surrounding the current coronavirus situation:

The Positive Planner

Ali and Finn at The Positive Planner have reduced their planners down to £20 each. Home to the original mindful gratitude journal it will inspire you daily and encourage mental wellbeing through the use of positive affirmations, daily reflections and mindfulness activities.

Hannah Barrett Yoga

Hannah is uploading free yoga classes to promote love and calm in our lives right now. Subscribe to her YouTube channel and look out for her flows and workouts. Perfect for releasing and unwinding during this time.

 

Strength Through Yoga

Hannah (mentioned above) and Finola have written two extensive guides under their Strength through Yoga brand. I worked with them at the end of last year to produce the latest Circuits guide. You can get 30% off The Circuits and Postnatal guide with the code WELOVEYOU. Take a look here.

Annie Ridout

For anyone wanting to start their own business (now is an EXCELLENT time) the wonderful Annie is giving away three spaces on her Becoming your own boss course. Be quick though – winners chosen Friday morning (20/02). Enter by commenting on this post with the words I AM BOSS.

Oliver Jeffers

Author Oliver Jeffers is doing a ‘Stay at Home Story Time’ where he reads his books out on an Instagram live at 6pm each weekday evening.Find him @oliverjeffers.

We love his book ‘How to Catch a Star’ and will be tuning in the rest of this week.

Education Resources

I’ve recently got back into my twitter groove and have found great support over the last week there. Today saw the launch of Education Links by Andy Bell.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has resulted in school closures in many countries around the globe, so this is a collection of links to help you and your kids to access loads of resources from around the web.

Community Over Competition

It’s mindblowing the ripple effect this is having on all of the hospitality industry. Having previously worked for that industry it pains me to see it crumbling. I asked for examples of communities coming together on Instagram earlier and @twolittlecatsbakery made me aware of the wedding supplier industry (think cakes, florists, photographers) all grouping together and offering support networks for business advice, supply shortages or cover if a supplier needs to self isolate.

This is amazing to know that they won’t be letting this effect their customers important day.

Support Small Business

At the beginning of the week I posted this ‘Support Small’ graphic over on Instagram and it got a lot of love and lots of tags to some amazing small businesses.

Here are some of the businesses that were tagged. If you’re feeling in need of some retail therapy check them out!

Copper Homewares @piecebyjackson
Home of the original Hello Hoodie @hariandthegang
Weaning Essentials @boochewuk
New Mum Gifts and Support @a.mothers.baby.steps

Upcycled Furniture @wonkydonkcables
Macrame Hangings @rocket.and.pearl
Jewellery @taraosbornejewellery

Milestone Cards for Small Businesses @smallbizbigmoments
Mama Mindfulness @mindfulmummies
Nursing Wrap @bon_and_bear
Eco Wipes @cheekywipes
Teething & Weaning Supplies @polkadottiesbaby
Literacy Classes @literacyexplorers
Organic Cotton Clothing @_playcotton_
Teething Essentials @foxsfelts
Science-led Baby Essentials @ettaloves
Design-led Playmats @totterandtumble
Kids Hats @littlehotdogwatson
Organic Baby Food Delivered @hellomamamade 
Practical Baby Products @mamadesigns
Vegan Gift Boxes @ootbgifts
The Shoe Lady @ceceandmelondon
Reducing Screen Time @timetokens
Preloved Capsule Wardrobes @pure_bundle
Handcrafted Wood Signs @littlestagsigns

If you hear of something amazing that needs to be added to this blog post please let me know!

Stay safe Ax

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