The Power of the Spoken Word and Speech Acts – What Do You Speak into Existence?

  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… Read More The Power of the Spoken Word and Speech Acts – What Do You Speak into Existence?

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Try Yoga Nidra (or meditation)

This past weekend, I drove back from the mountains, across snow-blown highways, to arrive in Calgary at 9am.  Why?  Because I had a unique opportunity. For the last few years, I have dabbled in taking meditation workshops of all shapes, sizes and lengths. I have also experimented with a few meditation apps (I’ll talk about… Read More How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Try Yoga Nidra (or meditation)

Becoming Psychic After Having a Baby: Spiritual Development in Your 30s. Part 1

  I struggled with how to title this post tonight, because it is written for other mamas like me, who are finding themselves more ‘aware’ of things that, to this point, have not been well explained by science. I also debated the title of this post because I am not 100% sure that my spiritual… Read More Becoming Psychic After Having a Baby: Spiritual Development in Your 30s. Part 1

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Put your Children in Nature School in Calgary

I am bringing one of my deepest passions to the blog today, and gosh, it makes me so happy to talk about this and what it has given us!  So let’s get started!     Every Saturday morning for two hours, we engage with nature through an “Urban wild program” put on by a researcher… Read More How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Put your Children in Nature School in Calgary

The 5 Things You Can Do to Cope with Stressful Life Events

   I spent the final month before returning to work alternating between mixed emotions (Excited! Sad! Scared! Happy! Yes! No!) about going back to work. I kept myself busy and constantly reminded myself to focus on the present moment and just enjoy my time with the kids.  What is the point of trying to anticipate… Read More The 5 Things You Can Do to Cope with Stressful Life Events

The First Week Back at Work after Maternity Leave – How I Got Through the Sadness

  This week is a HUGE week for me this week.  I’ve wavered back and forth, wondering if I should go into the week casual, and not put too much significance in it… or whether I should honour the significance of it and treat it as a big deal.   MATERNITY LEAVE IS OVER.  … Read More The First Week Back at Work after Maternity Leave – How I Got Through the Sadness