Breast Reduction, Happiness

How I Lost 50lb After Baby 3

Today I wanted to share how I lost 50lb after my third baby last year on maternity leave (And I followed that up with a Breast Reduction!) I’ve shared on the blog a bit of my journey losing 50lb after baby #3 -Truthfully I’ve regained 10lb with the depression - but I am not worried… Continue reading How I Lost 50lb After Baby 3

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Happiness

Climbing Out of Depression and Funks – An Unconventional Guide for People Interested in Energy

Working on climbing out of depression or a funk? One mama's unconventional take

Happiness

Parents Experiencing Anxiety Part 1/3

I have been experiencing very intense anxiety the last few months and I realized that I am experiencing exactly what I swore I never would, as a parent. So... today I ask and explore the question Why are parents so anxious?Before I had children ( in fact, when I was deciding if I even wanted… Continue reading Parents Experiencing Anxiety Part 1/3

Happiness

Why is Rachel Hollis so Popular? Why is Brene Brown a Bestseller?

Rachel Hollis. Brene Brown. Tony Robbins. These aren't just public figures... they have massive movements behind them. I'm going to explain why. I am often asked this and work with clients on this topic. They hate my answer ;). Why? Because it is this. Being busy doing "all of the things" is basically doing all… Continue reading Why is Rachel Hollis so Popular? Why is Brene Brown a Bestseller?

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Life Coaches Use This Powerful Technique in their Own Lifestyle Design (and you can too)

Most people think of their future goals or lifestyle as this thing in the future that is coming as long as they work at it. in coaching we really focus on an extra piece: you walking, thinking, talking and acting the way that the future version of you will. In my climb out of depression,… Continue reading Life Coaches Use This Powerful Technique in their Own Lifestyle Design (and you can too)

Gear for Kids, Happiness, Toddler Gear

Christmas Gift Ideas for a Five Year Old Girl and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Young Girls

I've compiled a list of unique and fun christmas gifts (main gifts and stocking stuffers) for the five year old girl in your life - From STEM, to crafts, to outdoor fun. A wide range to get your creativity going!

Book Club, Happiness, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Spirituality, Working Mom, Working Parent Life

Five Things I Love about Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – My Review of Rachel Hollis’ New Book.

The five things I loved about Rachel Hollis' new book, Girl Wash Your Face. The Great Parental Leave Book Review.

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Depression Recovery for Moms: Start by Drinking a Glass of Water

I write this while I am on sick leave from work, due to disease symptoms flaring up and a bout of depression. I believe in sharing experiences authentically and in a way that helps others. In this article I hope to provide you with some tools and inspiration if you are overcoming the gravitational pull… Continue reading Depression Recovery for Moms: Start by Drinking a Glass of Water

Communication Skills, Happiness, Learning, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, time management

A Tool for Parents Interested in Better Time Management and Lifestyle Design.

Takeaway: This article shows how to gain some awareness (and better choices) in your schedule by becoming more aware of your speech Have you ever been at a friends' house for a playdate and you wind up observing the interactions between your friend and their partner, noticing the differences, or maybe similarities in how they… Continue reading A Tool for Parents Interested in Better Time Management and Lifestyle Design.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Journey, Happiness, health coaching, Physical Wellness, Working Mom, Working Parent Life

Returning to Work from Maternity Leave and Depression at One Year Post Partum.

Currently I’m working through a hard season.  I'm in a disease flare-up (severe exhaustion and pain) and a depressive episode.  The two intermingle and make it a very difficult time mentally, emotionally and physically. The gravitational pull is hard to overcome and this is where self-care checklists feel almost impossible to accomplish. You're just in… Continue reading Returning to Work from Maternity Leave and Depression at One Year Post Partum.