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?

Mental Health on Maternity Leave – How to Know if You are Doing Okay

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… Read More Mental Health on Maternity Leave – How to Know if You are Doing Okay

A List of Fun Things to Do in Calgary with a Baby and Toddlers during the Summer. Free Things to do With Children in Calgary.

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… Read More A List of Fun Things to Do in Calgary with a Baby and Toddlers during the Summer. Free Things to do With Children in Calgary.

Organic Stores are a Better Deal Than Big Box Stores in Some Ways. You Just Have to Think Differently.

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… Read More Organic Stores are a Better Deal Than Big Box Stores in Some Ways. You Just Have to Think Differently.

How to Handle Food Saboteurs and People Who Don’t Support Your Lifestyle Change

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… Read More How to Handle Food Saboteurs and People Who Don’t Support Your Lifestyle Change

I Practice Stillness and Silence x How To Access Intuition and Creativity.

Stillness.       Silence.         .                   Both of those come from a deeply grounded, gentle, peaceful place.  It’s a soft, quiet energy.  Truthfully, I’m not often in this energy state.  I’m often moving forward, growing, learning, pushing, goal setting, driving. Even my… Read More I Practice Stillness and Silence x How To Access Intuition and Creativity.

I Improved My Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms – My Experience of Pelvic Floor Physio after 3 Babies.

  So you’re going to guess correctly… yes, I have multiple pelvic organ prolapse (I just found out there’s a bunch of “POP groups on facebook and accounts and I ONLY just realized that POP stands for pelvic organ prolapse…duhhhh!) And yes, I am totally enjoying a normal active life with it. Everyone is in… Read More I Improved My Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms – My Experience of Pelvic Floor Physio after 3 Babies.