I bought the book Radical Compassion by Tara Brach because I felt like I had lost a key part of myself - the part that cared so much about the world, about other people, and who looked for the good in everyone and every situation. I felt like the busy-ness of life and the stress… Continue reading Impact the World by Loving Yourself First
Anxiety comes in so many forms. It can be big, overwhelming, and stop you from functioning. It can be small, little things that build up, making you exhausted, irritable, and never able to relax. It can manifest physically, or be completely hidden, But no matter the form it takes - it’s difficult and keeps us… Continue reading Managing Anxiety with Daily Rituals
Weekday mornings are the worst, and most of my friends agree when I ask them. We’re trying to get everyone to work, school and daycare all on time. One kid is always super tired while the other is bouncing off the walls, adding an extra layer of fun to the morning. Everyone needs to be… Continue reading 4 Ways to Have a Better Morning before Work
Making big sweeping changes is so difficult because people are naturally creatures of habit. When it comes to making healthier choices for food, exercise, mental and emotional health - that's even harder. The unhealthier choices are easier and more readily available, and we are SO BUSY that taking extra time can seem impossible. Plus, for… Continue reading How to Make Healthier Choices Day to Day
I do a word for the year every year. It’s really helped me focus on what I’m working on. 2018 was Create, 2019 was Bloom, and this year - its WELLNESS. I mean this in all areas. Good habits, good choices, taking care of myself in all the ways so I can be my best… Continue reading A Year of Wellness
Once you’ve decided that chasing societal expectations, or just expectations you adopted from someone else without checking in with yourself, doesn’t work for you – now you have to define success for yourself, in your terms. Sounds exciting and simple enough at first – but I certainly got overwhelmed by it. Do I define it… Continue reading How to Define Success for YOURSELF
I am a success story. I had checked ALL the boxes. All of them. College degree(s!!), climbed the corporate ladder quickly in 4 years, got married and had babies (okay, not in that order…), bought a house, bought a bigger house, took some trips, saved some money. Working full time, parenting full time, studying for… Continue reading How to Know It’s Time to Redefine Success
I am not a happy person. Not naturally, anyway. And no, I’m not talking about having depression (though I have), or suffering from an anxiety disorder (which I do), or that I’ve just had an overwhelming number of bad things happen to me and those I love (been through that phase before). I’m talking about… Continue reading I am not a happy person.
Every year, I pick a word of the year. Rather than resolutions, I set a theme based on what life changes I want to make, or what goals I want to work towards. In 2018 it was Create – we created new routines as a family, we had a new house built, we created new… Continue reading 2019: Bloom
Communicating with my own children is probably one of the most trying tests of my skills and education. I have even taken several college classes on child development to better understand what’s going on in those little minds, and yet still… I constantly hit walls. There are so many approaches to parenting and discipline out… Continue reading What is my toddler trying to tell me?!