Physical Wellness

My Ankylosing Spondylitis Video Diary – Understanding Our Own Stories About Pain, and Why Cultivating Flow State is Important for People with AS

Hi everyone, I am sharing the Vlogs that I record on Youtube here on my blog, a well. This Video covers a few things that have been on my mind lately. -Understanding WHY AS came to me (beyond genes) -Why cultivating flow state is *very* helpful if you have ankylosing spondylitis -Uncovering your own personal… Continue reading My Ankylosing Spondylitis Video Diary – Understanding Our Own Stories About Pain, and Why Cultivating Flow State is Important for People with AS

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Grounding, Happiness, health coaching, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Mental health, Nature, Personal Development, Physical Wellness, Trail running

Advice for Trail Runners. The Diary of a New Trail Runner and Life Coach.

Trail running is amazing because it puts us into flow state, from which our greatest insights and ideas come. I love to coach in nature (I guess you could say I do "nature coaching" or "nature life coaching") and for me, trail runs are like a ridiculous download from the deepest recesses of my mind.… Continue reading Advice for Trail Runners. The Diary of a New Trail Runner and Life Coach.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey, Happiness, Mental health, Nature, Spirituality

How to Release the Grip of Grief and Sadness and Elbow Falls After the Flood

On the weekend my husband, kids and I took a family friend out to see Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls.  It was a brilliant day out, filled with nature exploring and the joy inherent in watching people experience Kananaskis country for the first time. With tired toddlers and growling stomachs, we decided to make one… Continue reading How to Release the Grip of Grief and Sadness and Elbow Falls After the Flood

Happiness

Cancun Customs with a 3 Year Old and Being Scared to Travel with a Toddler

This picture I posted of my little lady in Mexico? Looks lovely and perfect and IG worthy doesn't it? What if I told you that hrs before this magical moment, I was sitting on my suitcase and crying my eyes out holding a squirmy, also-melting-down tired 3 year old in cancun customs. The world can… Continue reading Cancun Customs with a 3 Year Old and Being Scared to Travel with a Toddler

Happiness

Nature Crafts for Toddlers – Wild Dream Catchers

One of the fun adventures in parenting is that you learn to share your passions in unique ways with the kids. Two of my passions are crafts and nature, - especially forest play and gathering things in the forest. It's how I grew up and it is still the most grounding activity. There's a reason… Continue reading Nature Crafts for Toddlers – Wild Dream Catchers

Essays, Grounding, Happiness, Learning, Mental health, The Fourth Trimester

Why Moms Should Practice Getting into Flow State. Tips to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety.

I've been giving a lot of thought lately to what the heck happens to us on maternity leave.  Why do we become so afraid of things that were simple daily functions before (unfolding the stroller for the first time?  Going out in public with a baby for the first time?) Seriously, where does all of this… Continue reading Why Moms Should Practice Getting into Flow State. Tips to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety.

Happiness, Learning, Mental health, Personal Development, The Fourth Trimester

How to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety with Flow State. Recovery from Post Partum Depression.

Practising getting into flow state has been one of the most helpful tools in overcoming post-partum anxiety and the general fearfulness and mind chatter that has marked my three maternity leaves. Today I wanted to share a bit of the neuro-science (in easy to understand language) and why we mamas should be intentionally practicing flow… Continue reading How to Overcome Post Partum Anxiety with Flow State. Recovery from Post Partum Depression.

Families in Calgary, Kids Activities, Lifestyle Design, Nature and Forest Play, Toddler Gear

Toddler Mountain Bike Parks in Calgary – Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park

Not far from where we live is the Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park (here is a map for the location)  and a description of the features on Trail Forks. Don't be mistaken, this bike park isn't just for the big kids and adults.  This park is absolutely amazing for toddlers on balance bikes, as well! … Continue reading Toddler Mountain Bike Parks in Calgary – Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park

Grounding, Happiness, Life Hacks, Mental health

How to Reset Your Mood, How to Reset Your Energy, How to Reset when You Return Home from Work to your Family

You know that time... at the end of the day, when you are totally tapped out with your kids. Or, perhaps, when you are coming home from work a bit drained, and feeling entirely unprepared to step into "Mom?" with little people full of sparkles and light and energy, when that's hardly what you are… Continue reading How to Reset Your Mood, How to Reset Your Energy, How to Reset when You Return Home from Work to your Family

Grounding, Happiness, Technology

Kicking the iPhone Addiction

Kicking the iPhone addiction is about cultivating a greater awareness and also greater intentionality with phone usage.  I run several businesses on my iPhone alone, and I love social media, so I am as guilty as anyone else for spending too much time on this little box of fun.  Honest to goodness, I started getting… Continue reading Kicking the iPhone Addiction