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?!
I love quotes. There are so many really good, meaningful quotes about the importance of community. "It takes a village to raise a child." "We rise by lifting others.""Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Community is not just important, but valuable to the human experience. If I believe one… Continue reading The Power of Community