Recently I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, but it was a long time coming and is but a small stage in my interesting journey understanding health (in all senses of the word) and pursuing vitality. With my diagnosis I've been turning my coaching eye onto myself and so many things are connecting for me right… Continue reading My Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey – Understanding Energy and Dispositions and Our Pasts.
Last week, ten years of questions and confusion around my back pain were finally resolved, and all of the "hot spots" in my body (that were seemingly unrelated) all came together. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (though I do still have herniations and injuries from a car accident.) It explained SO.MUCH.IN.MY.LIFE. Particularly the crushing… Continue reading I am a Mom Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis after Having a Baby.
Image: Stock Image, Colourbox. This image right below, is of the Hoover Dam. An engineering marvel bordering Arizona and Nevada. It is a powerful visual for today's post. Hold it in your mind, it will make sense in a few minutes. Its concrete base is more than 600 ft thick. Why? The Hoover Dam… Continue reading Stop Repressing your Emotions. Start Feeling and Start Healing. My Ankylosing Spondylitis Remission Journey.
Heart Creek Trail with 2 toddlers and a baby 🙂 Today my husband and I rolled out of the house with our two toddlers (4 and 3) and baby (1) to finally go do Heart Creek Trail. We haven't done any hikes yet this summer, but we've heard about this trail on lots of family… Continue reading Hiking Heart Creek Trail with Toddlers – Toddler-Friendly Hikes in Calgary and Canmore.
My oldest two children are 4 and 3 now, and this summer has been a blast in terms of communication. My three-year old's language exploded in May (after about 2 months of shitty sleep patterns! ah hah! Mystery solved!) and he is now a chatty little guy, stringing sentences together. They are listening and… Continue reading The Power of the Spoken Word and Speech Acts – What Do You Speak into Existence?
Over the last few years I have been diving deep into mental health, resilience and grit. When I was completing my Masters Degree at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies here in Calgary, I had the opportunity to do some research into these topics, and that fascination has continued to this day - both… Continue reading Mental Health on Maternity Leave – How to Know if You are Doing Okay
On my 2nd mat leave, I wrote a post on fun things to do with a baby and toddler in the winter. One thing we do in our house each season, is make a fun list of things to do with our 2 toddlers and baby, in that season (by the way Western Canadian seasons… Continue reading A List of Fun Things to Do in Calgary with a Baby and Toddlers during the Summer. Things to do With Children in Calgary.
I've subscribed to Ramit Sethi for a while now and have been following his work. I like his honesty and punchy emails. Today's email was "10 extravagances people pay for." He had asked his readers to submit their answers to this question with an explanation. There was one in particular I LOVED that made me… Continue reading Organic Stores are a Better Deal Than Big Box Stores in Some Ways. You Just Have to Think Differently.
Breast reduction, weight loss and fashion... All in one post. Wow. Coffee is kicking in today and it's not even 9am! So one of the things I bought for surgery last week was a black button up shirt dress (my FAV wardrobe staple and it was really just an excuse to buy another one haha.)… Continue reading Learning to Dress my Body After Breast Reduction and Finding a Fashion Sense after Three Babies.
I've been on a pretty major health / lifestyle overhaul the past few years and it has been the most fascinating (and challenging) growth experience. Last summer, I rejoined Weight Watchers. I've had success on it before and it's a short, beautiful walk from my house. The ritual of the weekly weigh in, the outstanding… Continue reading How to Handle Food Saboteurs and People Who Don’t Support Your Lifestyle Change