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About Tiny Moments

The idea for Tiny Moments has been running around for a long time… since I read this post in 2011 on Allison Tait’s blog, Life in a Pink Fibro, in fact. It started as a little project. For the two weeks of the project, I found myself becoming more mindful and grateful. I looked for each day’s Tiny Moment. Once empty days seemed full of meaning. It felt amazing!

Then I stopped and moved onto something else. I put aside the Tiny Moments project for another day.

Eventually, together with Vanessa Carnevale (previously editor of Mindful Parenting Magazine, now a freelance writer/blogger) and Nathalie Brown from Easy Peasy Kids, the project morphed into Mindful Moments – a gratitude journal project for parents and children to share together.

The Tiny Moments blog became MY gratitude journal.

Not that I posted much at first… Life had taken some crazy twists and turns, and eventually I decided to close my beautiful (but seriously unprofitable) stationery and journal business, Leaf. This experience really felt like an exercise in gratitude turned up full volume, and sometimes it’s best to go offline and hide in a a corner for a while.

But now I’m back!

Tiny Moments is still my gratitude journal… Sometimes the Munchkin turns to me after a funny event or meaningful conversation and says, “Was that a Tiny Moment, Mum?”, so I guess it’s working!

It’s also my creative space – a chance to explore ideas I never really got the chance to within a little journal business, and which really don’t fit with running Spicycat Creative – my new marketing and brand consultancy.

One of the ideas that has been haunting me for some time is The Kid Spark Project, which aims to inspire and assist parents and teachers to nurture that special little “something” in our kids that makes them come alive… the special gift that they have to offer the world… the one that may lead them to future success. If I can help make just one teeny bit of difference to kids’ confidence and understanding of their wonderfully unique place in the world, my work here is done!

I’m also hoping to revise and expand Mindful Moments into a more comprehensive guide to practising gratitude as parents, families and communities. Stay tuned on that one!

And after that… who knows?

I don’t claim to be any type of expert… I’m not a teacher or a psychologist or a child behavioural expert. I’m not even a life coach! All I’m really doing is what many of us are trying to do – creating my amazing life one tiny moment at a time.




Hi, I’m Cath

Cath Connell

Creating my amazing life one tiny moment at a time. Bringing the Hubby, a Munchkin and about a dozen tomato plants along for the ride.

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