When 16mo Emma's parents contacted me, they certainly had a situation on their hands! They were cosleeping & Emma was waking several times overnight and feeding for 45 minutes plus each feed. Mum and Dad were totally exhausted and were feeling a lot of strain as the situation was making them feel that they couldn't have friends over in the evening, nor could they have anyone babysit Emma so they could go and have some much needed time as husband & wife.
Mum & Dad and tried to sleep train Emma on their own, however she had worked out how to make herself cough to the point where she was making herself vomit. She was doing this every time it was time to go to bed, or when she woke overnight and was put back into her cot.
We had a 3 hour long in-home consult for Emma, during which we tried a few different things to settle her. She was a tricky one, as she was the type of child that wanted a bit of space, but we obviously couldn't leave her alone as she would make herself vomit. We decided to work on this particular behaviour first, so we modified a few techniques and voila! We managed to get Emma to settle in her cot with no vomiting and mum and dad by her side the whole time.
I worked with this family for a little longer than normal, as we wanted to take it slowly to make sure that Emma was totally comfortable and that she wasn't going to vomit, but got her to the point where she had completely stopped doing this within about 2 weeks. She was also sleeping in her cot all night and her day sleeps had improved too.
Fast forward to now, around a month later, Emma has slept through the night once or twice, mostly is only waking 1-2 times. She self settles for all her sleeps & doesn't cough at all. Most importantly, Mum & Dad now feel comfortable enough to have had friends over in the evening, Mum got a girls night and this weekend are leaving Emma with a friend so they can go out for their first date night in nearly 18 months.
It made me think on my feet but proved that slow and steady does win the race and a bit of consistency goes a long way. The change I've seen, not only in Emma's sleep habits, but in the whole family has been heart warming❤
Spending the next or maybe more on the beautiful boat Nordstjernen 🌟. So far, we are cruising around Darwin, visiting small uninhabited islands. Until now, the trip has offered dolphins at the bow, turtle nesting and hatching. Due to crocs we have to hold back a bit with water sports. I love the sailing life, the beautiful silent starry sky in the night, and I am so happy that I have learned how to sail a boat. ⛵ @nordstjernen_til_soes
I feel so lucky to be an artist during this time, everywhere else is struggling to have multiple people in a room, but in Darwin we are lucky enough to be dancing let alone performing! To be on stage with these amazing people is a privilege! Make sure you book your tickets 🎫
Here are some awesome/funny mid rehearsal shots from SLIDE Youth Dance Theatre’s @slideyouthdance upcoming work ‘Beam Me Up, Kate’.
It's the year 2020. In the aftermath of a global pandemic, 10 Gen Zs gather in the middle of a field of wildflowers, gazing with hope toward interstellar space. 11 beautiful misfits, whose hearts need mending.
Taking our cause and passion to the seas, we embark on a voyage of trial by wind, water and reefs. With limited ocean sailing experience and a lifetime of mental health challenges, follow our journey as we support #communite ’z in making a wave of difference.
I miss motorsports. This year has been terrible for motorsports & cards events. First world problems, but it still sucks. So I'm soaking up as much as I can.
So happy to see @supercarschampionship in Darwin.
PS. Not a bad pic for an idiot with a phone 😁
We arrived in Darwin with no caravan park booked to find that everything is booked out.
We decided to do a few nights at the showground until we could get into Free spirit and the girls now don’t want to leave, with horse rides every afternoon I don’t blame them!
Any tips on how to say no when they ask for a pony after we get back home are more than welcome!!!!
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Imagine you live in the Paleolithic, and you have no preconceived notion about modern zoology. But at the same time, your way of life and understanding revolves around animal behavior. Now imagine looking through a forest, and seeing a non-human figure stand as tall, if not taller than a person. You also know it can eat you, and you won’t win an Oscar for it. In this world, you’ll probably have mad respect for bears.
With this in mind, and given their size, omnivorous diet, and fierce devotion to their cubs, it’s no wonder many ancient peoples saw bears as a near-human entity, and often revered them.
Indigenous groups throughout North America have long held oral traditions regarding bears as wise and powerful creatures, often serving as spiritual guides and totems. In some Amerindian traditions, bears serve as leaders of the animal world when animals convene to discuss the affairs of humans.
Furthermore, bears are also sacred animals to the Indigenous Ainu of Japan, who historically sacrificed them and gave offerings to their spirits. Bears also have importance within Korean, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavic traditions; the latter of which is neat because the bear is often used to symbolize the Russian people.
As you may already know, some bears like to inhabit caves. You also may have guessed this was especially true for cave bears. (Ursus spelaeus) was a species that went extinct nearly 25,000 years ago, and was notably larger than a grizzly, with bigger teeth, longer arms, and likely shorter tempers.
Due to the abundance of cave bear remains found in Eurasian caves (many of which also have evidence of human and Neanderthal activity) some believe the cave bear was worshiped. However, it is difficult to prove this, as 1) both species overlapped occupations, and 2) the culturally arranged cave bear bones found among human sites and burials could just be trinkets or trophies.
If there was a cave bear cult, wouldn’t we also find cave bear bones at human sites outside of caves? Or do you think humans worshiped them, and have always revered the bear in some form? Let me know soon, I can’t bear the suspense.
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~ There are more lessons in losses than wins ~
I’d rather be a mindful loser than an ignorant winner 💫
Wearing my beautiful quartz crystal for healing - hand made by @halopcreations 💕
“Bilim ve sanat bir kuşun iki kanadı gibidir. Bu iki kanadı kullanabilen toplumlar uçar ve özgür olurlar!”, diyor Darwin.
Bilim ağacı da bilimi, sanatın soyutlaması ile anlatır. ODTÜ’nün teknik açıdan yetiştirdiği gençleri sanat ve beşeri bilimlerle zenginleştirir.
Bilim ağacının meyveleri olan mezunlar, hayata yeni, yenilikçi, özgür tohumlar atar.
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